Sunday, February 19, 2012

Interior Painting Tips and Tricks


I have never been the best at painting but what I realized through my design studies and obsessions, is that it does make a difference when done nicely!  So here are some tips for painting the interior of your home:

Interior painting is something that can be easily and inexpensively done by any homeowner. Even for the person who has never done any painting, it is a chore that can be accomplished. It just takes the proper procedure and the use of some simple tips. In no time, a room can be transformed just by changing the color.

Color Choices
The first and most important part of the painting process would be to appropriately plan things out. This would include the color choice. When painting a room, one cannot just look at the individual room and the feel or atmosphere that is trying to be created. It is wise to have the entire house or the same floor have rooms that are all painted in a similar palette. This will ensure that there is a flow from room to room and one particular room does not stand out drastically. One way to look at this would be by drawing a floor plan of the house and coloring in each room. All should relatively complement each other.



Preparation
Depending on the size of the room, it may take some time to totally prepare everything. One should plan on working for at least two days with the project. The first would be spent on the preparation and the second would be for the painting. Drying time and multiple coats will take more time as well. Furniture should be moved out of the room or placed in the center and covered. Light switches, outlet covers and any lighting gets removed. Wall hangings are taken down and nail holes filled with spackle if necessary. The entire floor then gets covered with plastic painter tarps.



For the cautious painter, taping then gets done. Wherever paint meets up with an area that is not being painted, it gets taped. This includes around doorways, windows and where the walls meet the ceiling. Special painter’s tape has a low adhesion, so it is easy to remove when done painting. It is usually best to remove the tape while the paint is still slightly tacky. Otherwise, chunks of paint can be pulled off with the tape.

Painting
Depending on the original color of the room and the type of paint that is used, there may be the need to put on a primer coat before doing the painting. Some color changes will not warrant using primer and there are also paints available that include a primer agent in them. These are designed to negate any possibility of color bleed through. 



A variety of brushes and rollers will help to get the job done correctly and efficiently. For covering open sections of the wall, a roller is best. A tray for paint is necessary when using a roller. Paint can quickly be applied with the roller and the use of an extension handle. For work in tighter areas, various sized brushes allow the individual to do more delicate work.
Now stand back and enjoy what you've just created! A lot of work goes into painting a room, but the outcome can change the whole look and feel of your home!

~Grace~

7 comments:

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