Painting the inside of your home is a big task that you want done right or else you will end up looking at an awful or ugly paint job for the next while. When you paint your home interior, it requires you to do more than just wipe the paint onto the walls with a brush or plaster it on with a roller — there is a technique to do the process right to get the best results. Whether you hire a professional painter for some of the work to do just the painting for you or you do all the prep work and painting yourself, here are some recommendations for you to get the most out of your home interior painting and make it look the best.
Prepare the Walls For Paint
Before you can start applying paint onto your home's interior surfaces, you want to make sure and do all the preparation work to get the best results. First off, clean off your walls, as they collect dust, dirt, stains, and grease that can collect over time. Use a wet rag and a cleaner to wipe off all build-up, especially in the kitchen where greases can collect on the walls and ceiling.
If you need to repair any dings, scratches, or visible damage to your drywall, be sure you repair this in advance and allow the patching compound to dry so you can sand it smooth. Then, if you need to apply a textured coating to match the surrounding surfaces, apply this as well a few days in advance to allow for full dry time.
Don't skip on the priming step anything you have applied new drywall or a patch with drywall compound. It is important to prime over your repairs, then apply your paint once the primer has dried.
Use the Right Tools
Select the right tools for your painting job. You don't want to use a poor quality paintbrush to edge your painted surfaces because the cheap bristles can come out of the brush and stick into your painted wall. Look for a better quality brush that will help your painting by absorbing the right amount of paint within its bristles and give you a smooth application coating.
Look to rent a paint sprayer, which will apply the paint onto the walls and doors in an even manner. With a paint sprayer, your paint application will be less likely to run and to collect in any corners and edges, such as is found in a six-section interior door.
For further tips, reach out to a local painting contractor.