Fundamentals of Painting Interiors
Today, let’s talk about the fundamentals of painting interiors. While many are the same ones we discussed earlier we are going to go further in depth on those concepts today.
So if you are interested in learning the fundamentals of interior painting Brampton, you need go no further than right here.
Preparation is the key and required for any good interior paint finish. If you want your rooms to look as good as professionals then you need start with the preparation. It is also done the same here in Brampton as well as anywhere else in the world.
First, remove all items from the room that you can. This includes furniture, book cases, lamps, and whatever you have hanging on the walls.
Now you should put down canvas tarps in order to keep your floors clean.
The next step will be washing the walls and removing any flaking paint or securing any loose wallpaper. After that you will fill holes left from nails or other damage. Once you have those full and the medium you used, either plastic wood or dry wall compound has completely dried, you can then sand the area gently to make it even and flat with the surface of the wall. Take a cloth and wipe down any dust from sanding of the wall.
Tape any areas you wish to keep paint off such as baseboards, woodwork, or moldings. Remove the light switch and plug-in face plates.
You are now ready to apply the primer/sealer. Applying a coat of primer sealer will keep any grease or darker colour paint from bleeding through. Allow this to dry as directed by the brand of primer sealer. Using a primer also allows for the paint to cover with fewer coats. Instead of using 3 or 4 coats of your chosen paint colour you can use only 1 or 2 to achieve the desired look you want.
When it comes to painting; always finish one wall before moving on to the next and paint with the grain of the wood. Start with cutting into the corner and or around any window on the wall with a brush. Now that you have done the cut in work you can apply paint with a roller, remember to roll into the cut in area to make a nice smooth finish.
Continue around the room cutting in corners and any areas that need it, and then use the roller to apply the larger areas of paint. You need to make sure your roller is wet without being over wet. If your roller is over wet it will not roll well and leave a thicker layer of paint behind which will show up when the work is finished and dry. Feather paint toward the edge of the next area you will be painting as you go. This keeps your finished look smooth and even throughout the entire room, giving you a professional look.
So there you have it Brampton, the fundamentals of painting interior walls to achieve a professional look.