Painting the interior parts of your house can help you to change your mood drastically.
If you get tired of living in a boring house that surrounds you with white walls, you can use painting colors like a mood changer.
However, people consider this task as an action they are dread of.
with this article, you will figure out that it is not that hard. Painting has always been one of the cheapest though effective ways if one is looking for a new look for his or her house. However, there are some small yet important tips you need to know beforehand.
With painting colors, you can experience either a muted interior or a place with splashes of bold color . each one you choose for your house, with knowing the points below your expectation of an ideal house may come true.
Major rules before starting your interior painting
Making your house ready
First thing first you have to clear up every single thing around you.
Having nothing around you or an empty room may accelerate the process. If there is no chance of making a room empty, try to gather them all up in one place. For instance, if you are painting your living room move large pieces of furniture like a sofa to the center.
Don’t forget to cover all of them with sheets or clothes.
Next step you need to take is wiping.
Although it may seem like an unnecessary step, it has a huge impact on the quality of the painting. Whether or not you can see dust, they are there. Not only is dust available on the wall but also dirt, oil from your hands are there too. Removing the walls from this debris is prior to painting.
And last but not least is to fill in any nail holes or cracks. All these steps will result in adhering the paint to the wall better . Don’t forget to tape off adjacent walls, window trim, and light switches. newspaper or roll of paper can be effective for such a thing.
Preparing your paintbrushes and roller
You don’t want to put the tool much paint on your walls.
Because rollers are made of fuzzy materials, you need to be careful about their condition. What is important is to remove any debris, such as loose fiber from the roller.
To do so you can use painters tape wrapped backward around your hand. For ensuring that no loose fiber will end up in your paint from the brush, you can rub the dry paintbrush up against your hand and gently tug on fibers.
It is important to brush especially corners before rolling. So use the high-quality brush. Normally we do rolling after brushing to flatten out any brush marks. The smooth flat surface will be the result of this action.
Anticipate your need and determine the quantity
The most frustrating thing in the middle of the project when you are about halfway through is, running out of paint.
Some colors might be handmade or a combination of other colors so that you can not determine the exact percentage of each, and that means a totally different color from the previous one.
Likewise, ending up with too much color left over could be disappointing too. That would be a good idea to check handy books for measuring the amount of color you need so that you can avoid these kinds of problems.
There are various things that will help you determine the proper amount of paint you need. At first, you need to measure the square footage of your room.
Afterward, you need to know how many layers of paint you want to do on your walls. For sure if you prime the walls beforehand, one coat would be enough. On the other hand for the walls that didn’t prime them beforehand, you need two coats.
Priming the walls is a very important step that needs to be taken. It can prevent flashing or shiny spots. Be aware that cleaning up the walls cannot be replaced with priming. That is still the vital part of the process whether or not you do the priming.
These are just some small yet important tips which can turn your painting experience from a dull activity into the attractive one. By following these rules you will end up with a house with perfect walls. Don’t forget to take your time and take everything into account. It may be a tedious job but it pays off. Run your painting project smoothly you can see the results.
We at LPD Painting can help you with your interior painting needs. Contact us for a free quote.