Painting the interior of your home is easy enough to do. Homeowners can do most everything when it comes to painting, but sometimes it’s better to call on the professionals to come and do it for you. Here are some secrets you probably didn’t know about before!
Sand Off Flaws
Before you can start painting, there is plenty of preparation to take care of first. Get all of the supplies that you need. Move furniture out of the way, especially if you don’t want to leave stains behind. Unroll drop cloths and prepare any painter’s tape you will probably need as well.
Wash Off Paint Rollers
Your paint rollers are immensely important. Keeping them clean by rinsing off after use stops residue from building up that can mess up future painting projects. Liquid soap, believe it or not, makes more of a difference than you might think.
Scrape Off Windows
It’s also time to scrape off your windows too. Make sure you have a razorblade handy, since the painter’s tape might not be enough to cover up your windows and prevent paint splotches and stains. That way, interior painting will be much less messy!
You’ve probably heard the saying “measure twice, cut once” before. Well, the same principle applies to interior painting, at least in part. Apply double coats of the paint you want to use, no matter what color it is. That way, you can get any spots you’ve missed on the first pass. If you want that paint color to really pop, then the double coat is the way to go.
Try Using Drop Cloths
Finally, be sure you use drop cloths wherever you are painting. It doesn’t matter if it’s the bathroom or in a nursery for a baby about to come home for the first time. Choose canvas instead of plastic, even though plastic is cheaper. The problem is that plastic simply isn’t as absorbent as canvas is.
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