Painting the interior surfaces of your home is a great way to liven up a space and update your style. While we recommend calling us for interior painting needs, we are here to give you some advice if you decide to tackle the painting project yourself! Here are some tips to ensure that you create the look you desire for your home.
One of the most crucial factors of any interior paint job is the prep work you do prior to the actual painting of the surface. This includes the following tasks:
- Removing any electrical plates, decorations, curtains and other wall décor.
- Repairing and patching holes, cracks and other imperfections in the wall.
- Cleaning the surface from dust and debris to prevent texture when you apply the paint.
- Using a primer if necessary.
In most cases the prep work for an interior paint job will take a day or more. Once you have completed the prep work you can select the color you plan to use. The colors you choose should go well with the other elements in your home that you do not plan to alter. This includes furniture, window treatments and flooring. You can choose one color for the large surfaces and another, accent color, for trim and unique architectural features. This is a great way to use paint to help certain elements of your home “pop.”
Purchasing your paint is an important factor, as well. You want to ensure you purchase a quality brand that will provide lasting and durable results. You will need to determine how much paint you will need to complete your project. This can be done by using rough measurements of the room you plan to paint. Keep in mind, the higher quality paint you buy, the better the paint will look when it is dry.
When you begin painting, take your time to ensure adequate coverage of the surface. In some cases more than one coat will be necessary, which is something you will have to judge as the first coat dries. Painting the interior surfaces of your home can be a fun weekend project your entire family participates in. However, if you are unsure of your ability or simply do not have time you can give Brush Brothers Painting a call today!