Paint the inside of your home without making the proper preparations, and you’re going to have a mess on your hands. You certainly want to be sure that you’re doing a good job. Otherwise, you might as well hire the professional painters to do the work for you. That’s not a bad idea, and some painters market their business on a Google Site, but the following are some tips to get you started painting the interior of your home without creating huge problems for yourself.
If you have ever used a paint roller before, you know that stopping and starting in the middle of a wall can leave marks. Those are called lap marks. When you leave those marks on a wall, the paint job is not going to look right. You want the paint to be evenly spread, and so what you do is make sure you scale the entire wall with the roller all at once.
Of course, there are necessary preparations that have to be made prior to you even getting down to painting. You are going to use that painters tape, aren’t you? You want to be sure that you apply it properly because it is going to have everything to do with the way that the paint job turns out.
You also need to know what to do after the painting is complete. You’re going to want to remove that painters tape of course, but the paint has to be completely dry before you do that. A general rule of thumb is to allow the paint to dry for 24 hours. The tape must be removed, and you’re going to use a utility knife to slice through the paint evenly.
When you start painting the interior of your home, it’s important to note that you do the trim work first. Many people like to start painting the walls, leaving the trim work to be done at the end. That’s not how you properly paint a home’s interior. And remember, before you paint anything at all, you need to have used primer first. You don’t want to leave out that step.
Painting the interior of a home takes a few days. When starting with the trim, you have to let it dry 24 hours before you use painters tape to get ready for painting the walls. Then once the walls are painted, remember that there is another 24 hour waiting period to take the painters tape off.
If you fail to heed the advice about primer, you could end up with a blotchy looking paint job. You also want to be sure there isn’t any dirt on the walls prior to using primer or paint. Therefore, walls should be cleaned before you ever get started.
A lot goes into painting the interior of a home. That’s why once people discover how to do it correctly, they often hire professional painters to do the work instead. If it were me, that’s what I would do, but it could be your next do-it-yourself project if you’re willing. Just make sure that you do it correctly.