5 Things You Learned In Kindergarten That Help With House Painting
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
Do you pine for simpler times? Times when you could just play, color, and take naps? At one point or another, we all want to get back to those times when life was simple and we lived on black-and-white terms. That is why we paint! We love that it is just like being back in kindergarten, when all we had to do was stay inside the lines, eat our lunch, and take a nap at the end of it all. Kindergarten taught us a lot about life, like how to share, apologize, and about proper hygiene. But you also learned some things about painting too, and we thought we would share those lessons with you as we have been putting them into practice painting houses for over thirty years.
Stay Inside the Lines
This seems obvious when coloring, but when painting it is paramount. For example, if you are painting the walls of a room and you accidently paint the ceiling with the roller or brush, it can make a mess, especially if it is not the same color. If you try to paint over where you painted outside the lines, it will be rough, bumpy, and you may have to remove the paint and start over. Thus, staying inside the lines can preserve the qualities of your paint job.
Clean Up Your Mess
We’ve written about how to clean your painting tools before https://welovepainting.com/properly-clean-painting-tools/
It’s important to clean your painting tools the right way as soon as possible so they do not become ruined and unusable. When done properly, you can keep your tools working for a lifetime. Additionally, cleaning up your painting area will prevent spills and stop pets and children from getting harmed by any wet paint.
Do Not Mix Colors
Mixing colors on your own can seem like a fun idea, but it can also be an unsafe and costly practice. Because different paints come in different forms and different colors mix differently together, you will want to have a professional paint store mix your colors for you. Otherwise, you will ruin your paint and waste your money.
When you used glue or paint in kindergarten, you probably wore a smock and cleaned your hands after. Painting as an adult is no different. You want to wear the proper safety equipment (link to post on that here) so you do not get paint in your eyes, hair, or lungs. You also want to ensure you wear protective gear for your clothes. In addition, you will want to clean your hands or any skin the paint came in contact with right way.
Kindergarten was so much fun. The stories, games, and projects are some we still use and remember to this day. We love painting and you should too! If you are going to paint, why not make it fun so the experience is memorable? Just like we do, involve the whole family, play some music, and see who can come up with the best themes or paint the neatest.
You can recapture the carefree feeling of kindergarten through painting. You can make it fun and use some of the lessons you learned in that grade to make sure your painting is a safe and effective experience. And if you need guidance from your teacher, give us a call to see how we can help!