Helpful Tips for Painting Your Home’s Interior

Feb 10, 2014

Helpful Tips for Painting Your Home’s Interior

 

Interior painting can be very difficult, especially for homeowners who want to do it by themselves. If you’re thinking of painting your interior walls for the first time, here are a few tips to keep in mind so that you can get the perfect painted interior walls.

 

Clean dirty surfaces.

 

1. Interior painting requires preparation if you want your paint to last longer. For this reason, cleaning the wall surfaces is very important. It helps the paint adhere on the wall longer and creates a smooth and clean finish.

 

Patch holes or cracks with a filler or dry wall compound.

 

2. To make your surfaces clean and free from cracks and holes which could reappear after painting, be sure to address these imperfections first before applying a fresh coat of paint. Doing this will make your walls perfect and evenly surfaced.

 

If you have an ideal wall paint that requires mixing several paint colors, mix them in a large bucket.

 

3. This is necessary, especially considering that it is hard to create the perfect shade each time. So for a consistent color for your walls, make sure you make a big single batch of paint by mixing them in a big container rather than in small batches.

 

Use a roller and start painting along the edges of the wall.

 

4. Surfaces next to the trim, or edges are quite noticeable. For this reason you should begin by painting this surface first. Do this by using a roller. Be sure to brush on the paint first before rolling it on the wall. In order to avoid any lap marks, always keep a wet edge so that the rollers can overlap previous paint strokes without making it uneven.




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