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Preparing for an Interior Paint Job

Preparing for an Interior Paint Job

Preparing your home makes the painting process smoother and easier, ensuring a successful outcome.

Before you or a professional paints the interior of your home, you will need to prepare. Preparing your home makes the painting process smoother and easier, ensuring a successful outcome. Painting your home’s interior can be a creative and fun experience; however, the process can be stressful, negative, and costly without properly preparing. Listed below are some preparation tips to ensure a smooth and positive experience, protect your property, and save yourself time and money during your home’s interior paint job.

Protecting Your Furniture

Before painting a room in your home, you should remove, move, or cover the furniture in that room. Considering that furniture varies in size, choosing to remove, move, or cover your furniture would be determined by its size and weight. For instance, it’s ideal to remove small furniture pieces, such as coffee tables and lamps, but larger pieces such as beds and couches may need to be covered or moved to the center of the room. Doing this protects your furniture and allows enough space to maneuver and paint the room.

Removing Wall Hangings and Decorative Ornaments

Wall hangings and decorative ornaments cover places on your wall preventing access to certain areas during the painting process. Carefully removing picture frames, paintings, clocks, mirrors, and other decorative wall pieces is key in ensuring that all aspects of the wall are painted, along with protecting your decorative wall pieces.

Cleaning Your Walls

Cleaning your walls makes a huge difference in your interior paint job outcome. Over time, dust, dirt, stains, and other substances can build up on the surface of your walls. Even if these substances aren’t visible, they’re there and can become increasingly noticeable under a fresh layer of paint, affecting the overall quality and appearance of the paint. Investing some time in cleaning your walls prior to painting can go a long way in ensuring a successful paint job.


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Columbia Paint and Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer: 6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2,

Columbia MD 21045 phone number: 443-319-4001

Expect the same one-stop shopping for all your decorating needs. We are a full-service Benjamin Moore dealer offering the best quality decorating products at the best prices around. We have ample paint and paint supplies, wallcoverings, custom window treatments, fabrics, and now, NEW flooring selections from Kaleen Rugs and Luxury Vinyl Tile samples. And, of course, the same excellent customer service, knowledge, and customer satisfaction that you’ve come to expect.


Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD

At Columbia Paint you'll find all the necessary tools to complete your project. We even offer color consultation to ensure your satisfaction. Visit our website, call us or stop in today!
6505 Dobbin Rd