Painting the interior of your home is one way to make a dramatic change without breaking the budget. You would be surprised at how different a space can look just by simply painting the walls. When you are getting ready to have your home painted, either by yourself or by professionals, there is a certain amount of planning and preparing that goes into the process. McKay’s Painting is here to share some tips to help you get ready for interior painting in your home.
Prepare Walls for Paint
There is a lot more preparation that goes into painting the walls than to simply remove the artwork and décor from them. You need to ensure there is nothing left on the walls and put all the decorations in a space that will be kept safe from paint splatter during the painting process. After you have done this, it’s time to start cleaning. You need to remove any dust and other debris from your wall’s surface so that the paint will adhere properly to the wall. This should be done at least the day before painting begins. The walls need to be completely dry so that the paint dries the way it should. This is also a good time to fill in any holes that bother you. Polycell Quick Drying Filler is one of the best products you can use to fill in any small holes found in your walls. It dries within ten minutes and can easily be sanded as well. This can be done with putty that is purchased at your local hardware store.
Remove Window Coverings Before Painters Come
While you are working to remove the décor from the walls, don’t forget about the windows. You want to remove the curtains as well as any blinds or other window shades so they aren’t damaged during the painting process. This will also allow you to give them a good cleaning as well so the room is nice and fresh when the painting is complete.
Painting with Furniture in Room Should Be Avoided
You will want to remove as much furniture as possible from the room before painting. If the furniture is too large to get out of the room, be sure to cover it. You would be surprised at how far and how much paint will travel when being rolled onto the walls.
Cover Floors Before Painting Crew Arrive
If you aren’t planning to replace the flooring in the rooms being painted, be sure to cover them from paint splattering as well. You don’t want to be on your hands and knees, scraping paint from your hard flooring, and if paint splatters on the carpet, there is no getting it out either.
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