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The Do’s and Don’ts of Painting: Part Two

The Do's and Don'ts of Painting: Part Two

Painting can be a relatively easy task when you abide by the recommended do’s and don’ts.

Painting is a common method used to instantly enhance or alter the appearance of a home’s interior or exterior. Painting can be a relatively easy task when you abide by the recommended do’s and don’ts but becomes challenging when you overlook some of the key details that go into a quality paint job. Listed below are some more do’s and don’ts of painting.


  • Do have an idea of what color you want before meeting with a paint consultant.
  • Do apply a primer before painting your walls.
  • Do consider hiring painting professionals to ensure the best possible paint job.
  • Do paint with the tip of the paintbrush to prevent brush strokes or marks from showing on your walls.
  • Do allow enough time for the paint to dry. Wait at least 24 hours before using the room or putting stuff on the walls.
  • Do clean your brush and rollers right after painting, especially if you plan to use them again.
  • Do buy all your materials ahead of time, including paint, rollers, and brushes.


  • Don’t paint on wallpaper. Be sure to remove, if not all then the majority of the wallpaper covering your wall before painting.
  • Don’t paint on rainy or days where inclement weather is predicted.
  • Don’t forget to clean up after painting, including cleaning your brushes and containers, wiping off surfaces with paint on them, and properly storing your paint.
  • Don’t paint out of order. It’s helpful to do one room, wall, door, or ceiling at a time. If you’re painting a room, go from wall to wall and, if applicable, the ceiling first. You don’t want to start in one area and then move on without completing it.
  • Don’t paint over moisture or active mold.


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Columbia MD 21045 phone number: 443-319-4001

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12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD

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