If you’re attempting to do your own interior painting in Woodstock, then you should be aware of all of the steps that should be taken to do the job right. There’s a lot more to it than just putting a brush against a wall. Not taking all of the right steps can result in a messy job. Here are 4 basic things you need to dowhen painting a room yourself. If this seems like a little too much for you, contact us.
First, you need to prepare the room and the walls that are to be painted. If your walls have wallpaper or any other kind of textured material on them, this will need to be removed before any painting can be done. Additionally, you will need to move all furniture away from the walls and into the center of the room, and take down any decorations that you may have hanging up around the room. You may also want to remove the covers from your light switches and outlets in order to make the job a little bit easier.
Next, you’ll want to protect any parts of the room that you don’t want painted. This can include the baseboards, light fixtures, ceiling, trims around your doors and windows, and the plate switches and outlet covers, if you didn’t remove those. You can protect these by carefully applying painters tape to the edges of these features. This will prevent paint from getting on them and will give you a nice, clean line on your paint job. You may also want to put down some drop cloths to protect your floors from paint drips.
Now, you’re ready to paint. If there is already a dark color on your wall, you may want to start with a white paint-and-primer combination. This will get your walls back to a neutral tone so that your new paint color will provide better coverage. Then you can apply the color coat that you desire. Be sure to apply with even brush strokes, and be careful around any places that are taped. Even though the paint will help protect these areas, large amounts of paint against the tape can still seep through if you’re not careful.
Once the initial paint job is done, you need to make sure it’s perfect. This may mean applying extra coats to get even coverage, or touching up spots. When the paint is dry, you can remove the painter’s tape and check for any errors that occurred along the edges of your paint job. Touch these up carefully with a small hand brush.
If you follow all 4 of these steps perfectly, you’ll have a beautiful paint job. But if you don’t want to deal with all of these on your own contact us to do your interior painting for you.