If you’ve ever picked up a roller and brush and painted a room, you may have quickly learned that it’s not necessarily as easy as it looks. It’s not that painting itself is hard; it’s the prep work and the attention to detail that’s required, both of which go a long way toward elevating the end result. So, for some expert advice, the Remodelista editors turned to Philip Reno, the proprietor of G & R Paint Company in San Francisco and auteur of the Philip’s Perfect Colors line of paints. Reno has spent the last two decades as a master painter, faux finisher, and color consultant, and, since 1995, he’s operated San Francisco’s G&R Paint Company, creating a palette of full-spectrum colors for C2 Paints.
Here are several of Reno’s top tips:
Remodelista: Where do you begin when you paint? Philip Reno: It may sound silly but I always tell my clients three things:
- Don’t be hungry—hunger will lead to sloppy work, so always have snacks and things to nosh on while working. - Don’t be in a hurry. Plan to paint. If you rush, accidents will happen. - Play music you love, and you will fool yourself into having a good time. It changes the whole approach.
RM: So once we’ve lined up snacks and music, what should we think of next? PR: Don’t start to paint before you’ve made a definitive color choice. People think they should walk into a paint store and pick a color, then paint straightaway. It’s a process. You have to sample paint and live with it first.
A monsoon low that brought deadly flooding to northeast India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the past week will shift westward into Tuesday and bring flooding to new areas.
The government of Portugal has issued a state of public calamity as wildfires continue to burn across the country ahead of a weekend heat wave.
A tropical disturbance will sweep across Florida and the Bahamas with enhanced downpours and rough surf into the middle of the week.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the event that millions have anticipated will unfold when the moon passes directly in front of the sun.
Harvey showed signs of regeneration on Sunday and may become a tropical depression or storm at any time into Tuesday morning.
Heat and humidity surging from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into the Northeast will be the key ingredients for severe weather to develop Tuesday and Tuesday night.
A bout of locally heavy rain will impact northern and western areas of the United Kingdom Sunday night into Tuesday as moisture from Gert crosses the British Isles.
In addition to Harvey, two additional tropical features are being monitored in the Atlantic basin but rapid development is unlikely at this time.