tips for painting your home's interior

Painting your home’s interior is a great way to update or improve the look of your home.

This includes painting the walls and ceilings of every room inside your home.

However, you need to have proper knowledge about interior painting if you’re planning to do this job on your own.

To help you with your home interior painting project, here are 7 tips for painting the interior of your home in Newton, PA.

1. Inspect Every Room

Performing a thorough inspection for every room is a must especially if you’re planning to paint your home’s interior.

Before you start painting your home’s interior, you have to repair any damages to get a perfect paint finish.

Even small cracks or holes need to be fixed, as it can get worse if you ignore it and just proceed with your painting job.

2. Cover All Your Stuff

Protect all your important stuff from getting caught up in your interior painting job by transferring them to a safer place or by covering them.

There are some things inside your home that can neither be lifted nor transferred such as fixed furniture, light fixtures, doorknobs, and the floor.

You can protect your furniture and your floor from any spills by covering them with drop cloths or some old blankets.

As for your light fixtures and doorknobs, you can use plastic and tape to prevent them from getting messy.

3. Prepare All The Things That You’ll Be Needing

To get started with your home interior painting job, you should first get all the necessary things that you’ll be using.

Some of these necessary things include painter’s tape, tools, ladder, paintbrush, roller, primer, and of course, your new paint.

Some of the tools that you’ll be needing are sanding papers, a putty knife, and spackling paste (usually, these tools are used for repairs).

In addition, the type of ladder that you’ll be using is the self-supporting one; this will allow you to reach the higher areas of your home (for example, your ceiling).

For your paintbrush and roller, always opt for the high-quality ones to achieve better surface coverage for painting your home’s interior.

4. Wear Protective Clothing

Many DIYers don’t even bother wearing something to protect them as they paint their home’s interior.

However, to be on the safe side, you should wear protective clothing to protect yourself from any harm.

Wearing safety goggles, gloves, and full-body suits is a must if you’re using chemical paint strippers or paint thinners which can cause skin burns.

Also, consider wearing a facemask if you’re allergic to dust since it can prevent you from inhaling dust.

5. Do Some Cleaning

If you’re repainting a wall with existing paint, it’s not necessary to apply a primer to the wall.

However, you have to remove all the dirt, stains, and dust from the surfaces of your walls, wash them thoroughly, and let them dry completely.

In case you see peeling or flaking paint, you can scrape it off using a paint scraper for a smoother surface.

6. Choose The Right Primer

To give you a smoother surface for your new paint, apply a water-based primer before painting your new drywall.

If you’re planning to paint interior walls that are damaged by water, or saturated by smoke, use an oil-based primer.

Use a bonding primer if you’re painting a glass surface or surface with existing high-gloss paint.

7. Don’t Rush 

Give your interior painting project enough time, especially if you have a bigger interior.

Some areas of your home can be done within a few hours, while there are some that can take a couple of days to finish.

There’s no need to rush if you want to have the best results from your painting job.

If you need professional help with your interior/exterior painting project, PAINT Philadelphia can help.

Our home interior/exterior painting services are available in Newton, Holland, and Richboro, PA.

Call us today at (267)682-8377 for a FREE painting estimate.

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