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5 Interior House Painting Tips

Despite how easy home improvement shows and tutorials make it look, interior house painting is no easy process. The transformations may be exciting, but for the work to be done, it’s essential to have the right tools, products, knowledge and experience.

To help you on your next painting project, we’ve outlined 5 of our top tips for your next interior painting project to help the process flow more smoothly.

Don’t rush the drying process

This is a common mistake, and we understand the urge to get the job done as quickly as possible, but to achieve that incredible finished product, it’s important not to rush the drying process. Be sure to wait for the first coat to dry completely before applying a second coat, or you’ll risk a streaky, muddy finish.

Don’t wait to peel the tape

Painter’s tape can be your best friend for creating a crisp, smooth edge around fixtures or trim. It’s important to remove the tape before the paint has dried, otherwise you’ll run the risk of taking off some of your paint along with the tape, making it more difficult to fix the rough edge.

Don’t overdo the paint

Most people assume that you can just load up the brush and go to work, but often find they have trouble cutting smooth edges. To increase your cutting capabilities, only dip about 1/3 of the bristles length into the paint. This will not only help you to increase control, but will also reduce drips and reduce overall waste.

Painting Wet Walls

In some rooms of your home like your bathroom, walls tend to be more damp than other rooms of your home. Be sure to allow walls to dry completely before painting. You can help expedite this process by placing a fan or dehumidifier in the room for a day before painting. Once the painting process is finished, allow your paint to fully cure for a couple of days before you use the room again.

Use Primer

If you did any repairs to your drywall prior to painting (Which you should to ensure there are no holes or flaws in your finished product), be sure to apply primer to your walls prior to painting them. Your repairs should be sanded smooth and the primer applied over top to eliminate the risk of flaws.

           

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