Getting a house painting project off the ground can be an exhilarating time for you and your family. Often, those of us who have little ones at home are left wondering how exactly to deal with them when the house painting work is going on. Curiosity is in the nature of most children and a project the scale of getting your entire house painting done is sure to make them sit up and take notice, and in many cases want to be involved in the flurry of activity as well. While it’s best to keep your children at a safe distance when the work is going on, let’s look at a few ideas on how to deal with your children when getting your house painting done.
Involve them at the idea stage
While there are a lot of smaller and more transactional decisions one has to make when getting a house painting project initiated, one of the more fun concepts you will encounter along the way is deciding on the colour scheme you’d like to go with. At the end of the day, you may end up deciding for yourself anyway, but it doesn’t hurt to show the children what you are planning on doing. If nothing else, this will at least keep them feeling involved in the activities that are going on and will keep the dreaded temper tantrums at bay!
The colours: There are a wide range of colours you can choose from when it comes to your house painting project and your tastes can certainly differ from those of your children when making these decisions. However, here’s a quick look at the basics in the colour wheel.
Red: This is usually a popular choice for children as it has the natural tendency to evoke energy and action. It is a strong colour and one that should be used with caution during house painting, lest it get overwhelming and take over the entire decor.
Blue: This is a color that is known to spread a feeling of calm and serenity and is perfect to induce a sense of peace and tranquility in your space. This colour can be in both warm and cool shades and can present a lot of options for the perfect shade that will be popular with both children and adults.
Yellow: A colour often associated with brightness and joy, this colour choice is sure to be a close favourite for your children. This colour can be uplifting to your spirits and may be a great choice for getting you and your kids going in the morning.
While there are certainly a lot more options you can explore when it comes to the colour choices for your house painting, this is just a few thought starters to get you going. Aside from the world of colour, there are a few other ideas you may want to explore with your kids during your house painting project.
Your children’s room: The room that belongs to your children is everything from their safe space to their own, personal playground. While people have different viewpoints for how much play they want to allow within the four walls, there is no harm in making the environment one that stimulates them when needed and calms them down when required. For the adventurous amongst us, you can explore everything from grand murals depicting their favourite cartoon characters or shapes, patterns and abstract designs that will delight the senses. Whatever your choices, it may not be a bad idea to sit down with your kids before hand and take them through the various options so that they end up feeling involved and empowered to enjoy the fruits of the final house painting labour.
Play it safe – One of the most important things to make sure you do not ignore are the safety protocols and precautions you need to take when getting your house painting done with kids around. For those who are trying to understand how to play it safe when getting house painting done with kids in the house, do check out this article‘keeping your kids and pets safe when house painting’
Whatever your final decisions, having your kids around and involved in some capacity during your house painting efforts can also end up being fun for all of you. If you’re ready to get started with your house painting adventure, give Aapkapainter a call today to schedule a free inspection