If you are a new homeowner who has recently purchased a fixer-upper, or you're moving into a property that lacks the homely touch you desire, there are numerous ways to make your own personal mark. If you are interested in carrying out an interior paint job but you don't have any previous experience, here are some basic yet essential tips for you to keep in mind.
Before you paint any room, you should thoroughly clean the walls and ceiling so that the paint sticks to a smooth surface. You can also browse online and hire experts for residential & commercial painting services.
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Remove all furniture, place tools into the center of the room, apply blue tape to the edges of doors and windows, and put plastic bags over all electrical fixtures if possible. Remember to remove all light switches, baseboards, and windowsills, so nothing is damaged or flecked with paint and/or debris.
You will obviously need several cans of paint, as well as a paint tray, paint rollers, and a selection of paintbrushes. Large paintbrushes should be used for big areas, and small brushes are best utilized for detailed work.
When it comes to purchasing paintbrushes, cheaper ones are never the better option. Cheap brushes typically lose their bristles fairly rapidly and are difficult to clean and reuse. Furthermore, wear disposable clothing (such as overalls), so that paint doesn't ruin your normal everyday outfits.
A roller applies paint quicker and more evenly than a paintbrush. Professional painters use oil-based paint because it covers better, dries slower, and can last longer in warmer temperatures.