Moving into a new home or planning to renovate your home requires more planning than you can imagine. One key is ensuring you get the best painting service so that your home delivers the feel you want. To achieve the home décor you’ve planned, start with the basics. Quality interior painting requires proper preparation, which leads to a stunning, tasteful look.
After deciding on the layout, imagine the ideal painting result. Examine the room and identify any area that could be problematic while painting, like tricky corners or radiators. This simple visualization will save you when you get to the thick of things. The next thing you also want to do is ensure you know some interior painting tips to get the job done.
Here are five essential things professionals do to prepare for an interior painting.
5 Important Tips to Prepare for Interior Painting
Prepare the Space and Protect the Furniture
Just like any other project, interior painting requires preparation. Unless you are working with a new home, you will need to move furniture, window coverings, and lighting fixtures out of the way. If you can’t move large items fully out of the space, move them to the center of the room and cover them with a plastic sheet. Be sure to tape the sheet down at the bottom to protect against paint drips and splatter.
Prime the Surfaces
Aside from moving the furniture and protecting the space, you should prepare the interior surface before laying down any paint. This means cleaning the walls, window frames, baseboards, and door jambs. Painting without cleaning the walls will only lead to poor results. Dirty and sticky walls, regardless of the quality of paint, will only make the paint job look messy.
Ensure every surface is oil and dirt-free by wiping them down with a mixture of three teaspoons of laundry detergent to a gallon of water. Dry them completely before painting.
Use Quality Paint and Painting Supplies
The best kind of paint is the VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals), suitable for residential homes. We consider this the best because it is safe and less toxic. You can also consider zero-VOC paints. If you are hiring a professional painter, ask questions about the kind of paints they are using. Learn about the paint brand, supplies like additives, binders, and pigments, and ensure they are high quality.
Use the Right Paint Type and Paint Primer
When selecting the paint for your home, avoid using paints with latex, especially if you are using an oil-based wall finish.
Another vital thing to consider is to ensure you apply a coat of primer before painting. Primers help the paint stick and provide an even wall texture.
Some of the materials you must have handy are primer, stir sticks, paint can opener, roller covers, paint brushes (one for oil-based paint and another for latex paint), gloves, an extension pole for your roller and a few drop cloths.
At Fillo Painting, we care about putting a smile on our customers’ faces. We promise that every home gets the excellence on two fronts: painting service and customer service. Want this for your home? Looking for more interior painting tips? Visit our website of call 770-769-7941 for more details and call us with any more questions you have.