The Basics of Interior House Painting Cleveland OH

Anyone should be able to pick up a paintbrush and apply paint to a wall, right? Well, not so fast. Painting isn’t necessarily difficult, but it does require a fair amount of patient and meticulous skill to turn out well.

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The Basics of Interior House Painting

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Start by painting a small tester area to ensure that your color dries the shade you want.

Anyone should be able to pick up a paintbrush and apply paint to a wall, right? Well, not so fast. Painting isn’t necessarily difficult, but it does require a fair amount of patient and meticulous skill to turn out well.

Begin by carefully protecting all areas. It may be time-consuming and monotonous, but you will save yourself countless headaches if you properly prepare your area before beginning. Remove the covers from electrical outlets. Carefully mask all electrical outlets, light switches, and fixtures, as well as windows and doors. If you are planning a contrasting color on the ceiling, it may be necessary to mask around the edges. Cover the floors and furniture with canvas drop cloths (canvas is less slippery than plastic under ladders) and lay runners such as boards to walk across, preventing tracking paint to other areas of the house.

The next step is to prep your surface. Take a good look at the surface you are going to be painting. Is there any old wallpaper that needs stripping? Are there nail holes or other areas that can benefit from a coat of plaster? How about cracking tape joints? Carefully caulk around windows and trim. Be sure the wall is clean, sanded, and ready to go before applying any paint or primer.

Now you are ready for the test run. Even if you are completely in love with your color palette, you should still paint a small test area.

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