Interior painting is a great way to improve the look of your home and the process is relatively easy, even for amateurs. While it may be easy when you get the hang of it, there are some precautions that need to be taken to ensure that you do not ruin your home’s interior in the process of painting. We will go over some helpful interior painting preparation steps that you should be taking prior to pouring the paint.
- Move Your Furniture and Décor
You do not want paint to land on your plush leather sofa or even on your new painting hanging on the wall, so it is important that you move these items BEFORE you paint. If you plan to paint the entire room and the ceiling, then you should remove the furniture and décor from the room. If you plan to only paint the walls, you may be able to move the furniture and décor into the middle of the room and cover it with a sheet or tarp.
- Clean the Walls
Now that you have removed all of the décor, including the décor on the walls, it is time to start cleaning the walls. The best way to tackle this is to start by vacuuming any visible dust from the wall and around the baseboards and ceiling. Once that is done, take a wet cloth and wipe down the walls. If the walls have stains on them, use a sponge to scrub the stain off and then allow to dry.
- Cover Your Floors
You are not painting your home’s floors, so it is important that you cover them with a tarp or sheet to prevent any paint dripping onto the floor. To help keep the sheet or tarp in place, consider taping it down to the floor.
- Tape the Walls
Now it is time to tape off any sections that you do not want painted. For example, you may want to tape around the outlet cover area, the ceiling, and your baseboards. If you plan to add any designs to your walls, you will want to tape the outline of the shape or design, so that you can avoid painting it the wrong colour.
One important note here is that you want to use painters tape to tape off the walls and outlets. Masking tape or traditional tape will not do the job and may only peel paint off of the walls. Painter’s tape is durable and the perfect size to protect the area you need it to.
- Prepare the Paint and Brushes Beforehand
You should prepare all of your supplies including the paint and paintbrushes prior to starting the job. This will alleviate stress and will make sure that you have everything you need on hand. You do not want to have to go on a scavenger hunt once you have applied paint to the walls.
If you are in need of help with your interior painting, call the professionals at Executive Touch Painters & Home Renovations.
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