Important Interior House Painting Dos and Don’ts You Need to Remember
Does it feel like something is missing with your home?
Is your house starting to look a bit dull in terms of decorations?
Do you want to add a visual pop of color that will help boost your inspiration?
If you answer all these questions with a yes, then, it is about time to get started with your interior house painting project!
But, before you apply that fresh coat, there are a few dos and don’ts you should keep in mind:
- Do buy a small amount of paint if you don’t want to commit to a certain color. You can even begin with only a quart of paint. This way, you can buy more if the look appeals to you. The last thing you want is to end up with several gallons of paint you will never use in the first place.
- Do calculate the amount of paint required. This can save you time if all the paint get mixed at one time.
- Do put all the tools you need in one place. Designate a temporary paint station to make everything you need accessible, including your rollers, brushes, masks, paint tape, and others.
- Do use quality equipment. A roller, a paint tray that comes with disposable tray forms, and a sturdy trim brush are all important equipment pieces to carry out a great paint job.
- Do prepare for mess. Wear the right clothes when painting because you will get some paint on you whether you like it or not.
- Do be ready. There are lots of things you need to prepare for your interior house painting job to be a success. For example, all furniture pieces must be moved away from the area you plan to paint. Store any accessories and artwork in a safe spot. Put some painter’s tape on all the edges. There might also be a need to sand down the walls first before you apply the first coat or primer.
- Don’t paint of order. If your plan is to paint an entire room, start with the ceiling, followed by the walls, doors, woodwork and trim, and lastly, the floor.
- Don’t paint over wallpaper. Remove the wallpaper using a steamer or any other solutions for paper removal if possible. If it is already old and starting to break off into pieces, you can use putty knife to scrape it off. You can use a joint compound to repair the wall and smoothen the surface all over again.
- Don’t seal off the room from ventilation. The last thing you want is to breath in the paint fumes without any air flowing inside the room. Open a window or door all the time. You can also turn a portable fan on away from your work area to create additional airflow.
- Don’t underestimate the required time for completing the job. It can take you hours to prepare. You also need to consider the time required for the paint to dry and cure before you can safely wipe and wash the walls again.
Always remember these dos and don’ts to get the best results from your interior house painting project!