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We all know that moving into your apartment is exciting. Working hard at making it your home is also part of that excitement. The décor within your apartment is what defines your space as your own. One thing that helps bring out your personality within your apartment is color. Who doesn't like splashes of color all around us? Color helps brighten our days and makes us feel relaxed and cozy in our space. The one thing most renters run into is wanting to paint their walls to fit their style.
Many Jacksonville apartments will allow a renter to paint their walls. One thing you have to remember is that you can't just go in and paint without permission. Most Jacksonville apartments have rules that must be followed. When you take a tour of your Jacksonville apartment, make sure to ask the leasing agent what the rules are when it comes to painting. Some Jacksonville apartments will allow you to paint the walls only certain colors, while other are more open to any color scheme. The general rule of thumb is that, whatever you paint, you must paint over when you move out. Apartment complexes that allow painting will give you the paint swatch that you will need to paint before you move out.
Before painting, the first thing to do is make sure to ask your leasing agent if there is a particular type of paint that is allowed. Some Jacksonville apartments only allow certain brands. One thing to remember when buying your paint is to buy paint that has a primer built in. It may be a little more costly than a regular gallon of paint but it will make your paint job that much easier in the long run and save you time and energy. It also makes repainting the walls when you move out that much easier.
Do you have roommates? Do you all want a different color in your rooms? Why not go together and try to color coordinate. You can speak to a paint specialist who can help guide you in color swatches that will match each of your styles while keeping your Jacksonville apartment looking coordinated. Also, some businesses will offer discounts if you purchase a certain number of gallons at one time. What a great way to save time, money, and make everyone in your Jacksonville apartment happy.
Make sure, prior to moving out, that you fully understand the parameters of repainting your walls. Make sure you know what particular type of paint to buy and the exact color. You don't want to just guess and then have to come back and repaint your walls or be slapped with a hefty fee because the apartment complex hired someone to repaint it and charged you for it. Some Jacksonville apartment complexes will hire someone to paint your apartment for you when you leave. All you have to do is buy the paint. Check with your leasing agent and make sure you fully understand the parameters of repainting upon vacating.
One thing that can't be stressed enough…make sure to check with your leasing agent before purchasing and painting your walls. One thing you don't want to run into is a problem when you happen to have a visit from the apartment manager or have to call for a maintenance technician and that person go back and report that you painted your walls. Violating your lease can cause huge problems. In the long run, it is better to be safe than sorry. The rule about asking forgiveness instead of permission definitely does not apply in this case.
It can be fun to create your own personal space within your Jacksonville apartment. Just make sure you are fully aware of the parameters that will be outlined in your lease. Once you are ready, enjoy creating a space that is all your own and a place you are happy to come home to each night after a long day.