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How to Brighten Up Your Room 

Certainly, nothing can brighten up a newly built room than painting its walls with a fresh coat of paint with the color of your choice. With literally millions of colors to choose from and with different finish types, there is no shortage of options for you to find the best look for your new space.  

Brighten Up Your Room

Painting your room can also be a fun and exciting activity, which brings you one step closer to getting the room of your dreams. Painting your room, however, requires a lot of patience and preparation, to ensure that your paint job will be spot on. There are several steps that you should take when it comes to painting your interiors. This not only makes you prepared for the painting, but it ensures that you will get out with a clean looking paint job that will elevate the look of the room.    

The first step that you need to take when it comes to preparing your room is doing a little math to prepare you for getting the materials that you need. Taking the measurements of the walls and spaces that you will paint will give you a rough idea of how much paint you will need. This includes the number of coats that you will paint, along with the primer and how porous the actual wall is.  

Getting the right amount of paint will ensure a smooth paint job and makes sure that you won’t run out of paint throughout your ceiling paint job. A little extra paint will also help for future repairs. Trying out paint samples also gives you an idea of how the color of your choice will turn out. This ensures that you will be happy with the color and the paint that you will get.  

Overlooking this step can lead you to buy lots of paint that will end up not being used because it looks different from how you imagined.  When it comes to painting, preparation is key. Painting can be a messy activity, with unavoidable drops, blots, and splatters. Taking time to prepare the room, covering the spaces that you wouldn’t want the paint to get on will save you a ton of time after you’ve finished with painting and when the time to clean up comes.  

Primers not only covers up old dirt spots and stains, but it gives the wall an extra layer of the top coat of paint to adhere to. A primer layer also improves the outcome of the color of the paint that you plan on using for your room. During the painting time, you should begin in the corners and sides as it gives you a better painting experience with rollers.  

Doing so will result in smoother work especially in the areas near the edges of the walls. Rollers also save you a lot of time, as it covers a large portion of the wall significantly faster than most brushes. For a consistent color throughout your room, mix large batches of paint into a larger container, and mix thoroughly, to give you a uniform mixture that you can use for the bulk of your paint job.  This ensures that you will have consistent shades all throughout the room that you are painting, most especially the wall painting.    

 

 

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Asbestos in your Home!  

What you should know?  

We’ve heard whispers about asbestos and its dangers. However, as homeowner most of the time we would like to just do a out of mind out of sight principle. Asbestos is a compound of fibrous materials that can resist heat and is great for insulation.  

Asbestos

It is a pretty popular material to use at home, until studies where maid that asbestos can be a very dangerous health risk to have around 24.7. In the late 1970’s asbestos and mold abatement became a popular thing to work on until elimination is completed.  

Asbestos can be found in housing materials such as the plaster, tile floors, ceiling tiles, roof shingles, insulation both in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Generally, asbestos doesn’t really pose any dangers until it is damaged or disturb that would release the fibers into the air.  

The inhalation of asbestos is a health risk as it could lead to several diseases like.  

  1. Asbestosis or the scarring of the lung tissue, that will inhibit the person to breathe easily. When you have this breathing is an effort all the time.  
  2. Mesothelioma a rare cancer that has a very poor outlook. Mesothelioma is forms on the edges of the abdomen and lungs and the tissues are pretty much attack. Most of the cases reported for having mesothalioma is caused by asbestos exposure.  
  3. Heart enlargement when you have a prolonged exposure to asbestos you will also probably have a heart enlargement. This is because blood flow to the lungs is severely impeded and your heart will have to work double to help the blood to flow into the lungs.  
  4. Lung Cancer asbestos can also give you and make you develop lung cancer. This would also be more pronounced if you smoke a cigarette every day.  
  5. Weakened Immune System you can also weakened your immune system pretty badly when you are exposed to asbestos, this could mean that your health could take a beating and you will be more prone to diseases with your immune system down. 

How to know if your home has asbestos? 

The number one sign to be suspicious of asbestos in your home is if the home was built around 1940s to 1970s as this is a time wherein it is most popular. You can also check if your pipes are not insulated and it has a grayish or whitish colors.  

However, to successfully determine if your house has asbestos is to just go get an expert to have a look at it. That way you have a more sure and a person to ask of the best step to take afterwards. Whatever the inspector sees in your home, you should be prepared to do the next steps necessary for your safety.  

To avoid or get rid of asbestos in your home there are a couple of things you could do.  

  1. Make sure that materials is in good condition, this way asbestos doesn’t have to be disturbed or damaged.  
  2. Avoid the materials which are known to contain asbestos in it.