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Interior Painting Guidelines

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 by Danny Peterson


Painting the interior space of your home and its ceilings possesses some challenge attached to the task, but you can deal with it without too much of a hassle if you prepare for the job ahead. There is a fair amount of preparation work that needs to be completed if you want to succeed at painting without a hitch, so the following tips will give you the guide to what needs to be done:

  • You need to start your work by ensuring your walls will be clean of dust and grime that may get in the way. You need to have a flawless, clean surface you can work on when you start painting or the results will be less than ideal. Clean up the walls with soapy hot water and a soft cellulose sponge so you won’t scratch the surface and damage it while you clean.
  • The next step of the process is to cover your floors with some plastic sheeting to protect it from splatters while you get to painting. You can also use fabric instead, but depending on how thin the paint is, it may soak through to the floor itself, so choose carefully.
  • Make sure you work on taping the door frames, trimming and windows so you won’t end up dripping paint on them when you work on the walls and ceiling. You can remove the tape once you’re done with the entire paint job, but not after its completely dry or you may end up peeling paint off if you’re not careful.
  • Priming the walls is the next move you need to deal with, as it will make it much easier to cover the walls efficiently. Priming the walls will help keep them in a uniform color, so this should be a main priority in all cases.
  • You can use a roller to cover the most surface from the wall, making sure you have a great deal of efficiency while you work. The smaller and more touchy areas will need a better, finer brush. An angled brush will get the job done, especially when you work with molding, door frames, windows and the like.
  • Use a roller for the wider surface of the wall, as this will help you cover more ground in a short time with greater efficiency. The smaller and more sensitive areas will need a finer brush, so an angled brush is the answer to your problems. It will allow you to keep away from moldings, windows and door frames with greater ease.
  • Painting in a W-shaped pattern will let you get things done with fewer streaks. It will take a few coats to get it done, but it should cover things without too much hassle.
  • Once you’re done with the entire paint job, you will need to deal with cleaning things. It would be best if you want for the dripped paint to dry out completely before moving on. This will allow you to keep things looking spotless without any runoff paint making a mess. 

For more home and office cleaning ideas: Chiswick carpet and rug cleaners. Heather Roberts is a content writer from London, UK. She has great flair for decoration and home improvement. She has got many published articles on various topics such as cleaning, organizing, home and garden etc.

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