A fresh coat of paint can greatly improve the look and feel of your home. It adds color, and in some cases, even texture or dimension. Below are some tips to get ready for your professional interior painting job:
- Identify Problem Areas: Thoroughly assess the entire room, including the walls, floors, ceilings, and around any windows/doors to make sure there are not any mold issues that need to be addressed before painting.
- Clear the Walls: Before you can begin prep work, you need to remove all art work, photos, and curtains, as well as fixtures like light switch covers.
- Spackle: Fill in any small holes or dents with spackle. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying, and then sand to remove any bumps or raised areas on the surface.
- Remove Furniture: Remove as much furniture from the room as possible. The more space your painter has to work in, the quicker the desired results will be completed. Be sure to cover whatever pieces can’t be moved with drop cloths or plastic sheeting to ensure they don’t get damaged.
- Wash the Walls: The experts at Humble painters recommend washing your walls and allowing time to dry before applying primer or paint. Use warm water with wall-cleaning soap to remove any stains/dirt off the walls. After you go over an area, be sure to wring out the sponge and rinse it in clean water. Go over each area twice to ensure all dirt is removed.
- Clean the Floors: Dust can prevent the proper application of paint, so you want to ensure the area is dust free by vacuuming (if you have carpet) or mopping. Use a damp cloth to wipe down woodwork.
Once you’ve done the proper preparation, your painting project will be a breeze. While you can paint your home yourself, you should hire a professional painter for an optimal job. For more information about home decorating, contact Mary Busscher, an Ann Arbor interior decorator.