Painting Ideas & Tips
  • September 13, 2019
  • Residential Painting

Why Prepare the Walls or Area before Painting?

Painting your house is an easy and straightforward way to change the complete look of your home. Before painting, you need to prepare the area to be painted. The preparation of the area should be done carefully to avoid the painting job to become a nightmare for you.

How to Prepare The Walls Or Area Before Painting?

For any painting professional, the preparation of walls is more important than choosing the paint colour for the walls and interiors. Any paint cannot adhere to the walls that are poorly prepared before painting. Painting on the walls that are not prepared well can make your room look sloppy.

So How Should The Walls Be Prepared Before Painting? Here Are Some Of The Tips To Follow For Preparing The Walls For Painting.

1. Have Plenty Of Room For Working

Painting walls of a room require some space for moving. Remove all the clutter from the room and remove the furniture to the center of the room or another place. Moving things from the room will make you feel free and also you could stop worrying about spilling the paint on the furniture and other stuff in the room.

2. Scrub All The Walls

Even a superior quality paint cannot adhere to the walls that are full of dirt and dust. First, use a dry cloth to remove all the dust on the walls. Afterward use a wet cloth to remove the dirt on the floorboards, crown mouldings, doorways, and windows. You can start painting after the area becomes dry and free of dust and dirt.

3. Remove The Old Imperfections

Noticed any imperfections like cracks, scratches, holes, or peeling paint? Then fix them before starting the painting. Even small damage can be seen when the new paint is applied. Make sure that all the repair is done before starting the actual job of painting.

4. Applying the Primer

The use of primer in painting job should not be overlooked because, without primer, the paint will not adhere properly to the walls causing premature peeling of the paint. When the drywall is painted for the first time, it is recommended to use a water-based primer to help the colour to adhere to the walls. Walls having smoke stains or panels, then use an oil-based primer. You can use paint along with primer to the walls that already painted.

5. Use Tape To Avoid Stains

When the walls are painted, there is a chance that the paint gets spilled on the surface of the rooms. Taping around the doorways, windows, crown mouldings ensures that you would not have touch up work at the end of the day.


Painting your house is an inexpensive way of creating a new look for your home. Some paint jobs may seem to easy, you may feel that you can do it on your own, but with the help of professionals, you can make the painting job more effective. Want to paint your house, then talk to our professionals at Executive Touch Painters in Toronto and have your home painted without any hassles.