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5 Tips to Save Money on Home Improvements

Painting your house is one of the best DIY projects for saving money on your home improvements. Hiring professional decorators can be costly, so why not do it yourself? Check out our tips on interior painting to make sure you get the end results like a professional!

We have listed our 5 top tips for saving money on your next interior paint job…


Buy Good Quality Paint

It is important to buy good quality paint. This will save you money in the long run. The better quality paint you buy, the less number of coats you will need to apply. It will save you money, and think of all the time you will save. In the HighTower Big Living Room Makeover we used Colour Trends paint, one that we would recommend. They use leading-edge paint technology ensuring a high quality product. They also have a huge selection of colours to choose from.

Quality paint will also last longer, which means you won’t have to get your overalls out again for a while!


Look for Deals

We recommend getting the highest quality paint that your budget will allow, however we don’t want you spending a fortune on this. Shop around, and see if there are DIY stores that have specials on. This could save you €100’s in the long run, depending on the size of the project. Either way, who doesn’t love a bargain?


GET Advice from Shops

You may not be hiring a professional for your paint job, but there are professionals that you can get help from. When you are buying your paint, ask the experts in the store for advice and guidance on the best type of paint to use. Based on your individual requirements they will be able to guide you to the best paint.

DIY stores also have guest colour experts in to their store to talk to their customers. Colour consultations will be great in helping you pick the right colour for your room, and the best part is, it is free advice!


Invest in good Painting Tools

Yes, you want to save money, however, you don’t want to settle on the finished result. By investing in top quality painting tools it will make your project much easier in the long run. Paint brushes and rollers are really important. Cheaper brands can lead to hairs sticking to your paint job, which can ruin the overall look. The HighTower Painting tripod system includes top quality paint brushes and rollers ensuring an end result just like the pro’s.

If you are investing in these tools make sure to take care of them. Store and clean your brushes and rollers correctly to allow you to use them again.


Use Old Sheets as a Protector

You will need a drop cloth to protect your floors while you paint. If you have old sheets, towels or blankets these can be used. These will work the same as a drop cloth, but saves you the money of buying a new one. Old t-shirts, and socks are also great for wiping away any splashes or cleaning your paint covered hands!


There are many ways to make improvements to your home on a budget. If you decide to do the paint job yourself, check out our HighTower Painting Tripod. Not only will this save you money, and time, it ensures you have 3 points of contact at all times when painting on a ladder. When completing DIY tasks yourself, safety is extremely important, so please take all cautionary measures.

If you are up to the challenge, going DIY can be the ultimate way to save money, and you will get a sense of accomplishment when the task is finished… good luck with your painting task!


I’m now retired and enjoying doing jobs around the house. HighTower made the task of painting the living room and kitchen a lot easier and at my age, made me feel safer up the ladder.

John Byrne

Wasn’t sure what to expect from the HighTower before using it but now having used it on a couple of jobs I couldn’t see myself without it. With less climbing up and down the ladder when cutting in the ceilings, HighTower definitely reduces the time spent painting.

Handyhands Donegal Painter & Decorator

Myself and my team have been using the HighTower Tripod System for the last few weeks. Very impressive bit of gear. Safe, sturdy and invaluable when cutting in ceilings on a step ladder or standing painting doors.

Nu Look Painting & Decorating

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