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How to prepare your home for painting
If you’re planning on painting your home, there are a few things you need to do in order to prepare. First, you’ll need to gather all the supplies you’ll need – paint, brushes, drop cloths, etc. Once you have everything, you’ll want to start by cleaning the surfaces you’ll be painting. This will help the paint adhere better and give you a more even finish. Next, you’ll want to repair any cracks or holes in the walls.
One of the most important things to keep in mind about interior house painting is that oftentimes preparation is just as important as the painting itself. Most residential painting contractors will tell you the same thing – “the preparation is the most important part” and it’s this critical part that homeowners don’t really think about that will make the difference between a quality interior house painting job and a quick repaint.
1. clear the room that you want to paint
2. move all the furniture out of the way
3. put down a drop cloth or old sheets to protect the floor
4. tape off any areas that you don’t want to get paint on
5. remove any switch plates or outlet covers
Preparation is The Most Important Part
No one wants to have to deal with paint drips and splatters after their interior painting project is already underway. That’s why adequate preparation beforehand is so critical. By taking the time to protect your furniture and other surfaces in the room, you can avoid any potential problems down the road. Plus, it’ll help preserve the integrity of your door knobs, outlet covers, trim and other elements throughout your home.
Preparation is really the BEST First Step
Now is the time to take care of all those small imperfections in your home that you’ve been meaning to get to. By preparing for interior house painting, you can clear the slate and start with a blank canvas. This is the perfect opportunity to fix any holes, cracks or other issues so that you can enjoy a quality finished product.
Now that we know how to prepare our homes for painting, the next step is to call Procoat Painting for a FREE Estimate. We will come out and take a look at your home and give you an accurate quote.
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