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Utilize These Tips For Interior Painting In The Winter

Colombia paint interior painting in the winterWinter is not typically the season when we think of painting the interiors of our homes. Most of us believe painting should be done in the spring or summer, but the winter is an excellent time for interior painting. If you want to undertake interior painting in the winter, here are some simple tips to help you get started.

Preparation Is Key

Preparing for an interior paint job requires proper planning and preparation to achieve a smooth and successful project—clean surfaces to remove dirt and dust with a rag or tack cloth. Use materials such as drop cloths, surface protection boards, masking film, masking paper, and painter’s tape to protect furniture and floors. Mix paint cans in a giant five-gallon bucket for consistent color throughout the project. Proper preparation will help achieve a professional-looking and long-lasting paint job.

Painting In Specific Order 

Painting an ample space can be overwhelming, and it’s normal to feel unsure where to start. You’ll likely drip, spill, or splatter as you paint, so to avoid any issues, it’s essential to paint the room in the correct order. A good rule of thumb is to paint the ceiling first, the walls, and finally, the trim. If you plan on painting the floors as well, it’s best to save that for last.

Use Proper Technique 

To ensure a smooth and even surface while painting large spaces or walls, follow these steps: cover the roller entirely with paint before starting, remove any excess paint to avoid drips, use the roller to apply the paint in the same pattern throughout, and fill in the unpainted areas without lifting the roller. Once you have painted the area thoroughly, carefully pick up the roller to avoid leaving marks. Reapply the paint on your roller and move to another unpainted area. Repeat the process until the entire area is painted.

Remain Patient While Your Paint Dries

After painting a room, you might be tempted to apply another coat of paint immediately. However, waiting until the first coat is completely dry is crucial before adding another layer. You can help expedite drying by opening windows to allow airflow. Surprisingly, winter air can also improve drying times. It’s worth noting that not all paints are the same, and different types of paint have varying drying times. For oil-based paints, give the walls at least 24 hours to dry before reapplying. 


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