If you’re tired of your old paint color, or the paint on you interior start to peel, then it’s time for house painting in Pleasant Hill. Interior painting for the homeowners is feasible if you are aware of the secrets of a successful painting job for your interiors.
It is very easy to do a bad painting job, unfortunately. Doing the painting job well requires good planning, care, and proper technique. It doesn’t hurt if you also have considerable experience in order to execute the job right. Interior painting takes a lot more work than just applying paint. There are many things to do before you actually get to do house painting in Pleasant Hill.
The first step when you embark on an interior painting project is preparation. Remove the furniture, as well as your home’s fixtures such as doors, light, knobs and window shades, hardware, and outlet covers. It’s a good idea to label everything you’ve removed so you can return to its proper place the moment you’ve done your painting job and the paint has dried.
If you want to paint only the walls and not the floors or furniture, cover everything that remains in the room. Canvas drop cloths are more preferable to use than plastic ones. Plastic sheets tend to be slippery, posing hazardous risks; besides they won’t absorb drops of paint. When you use thin cloths such as bed sheets, they are usually so thin that paint will seep through, making them inappropriate for a drop cloth for your interior painting job.
Before you actually start to paint, check your walls for flaws such as cracks, nail grooves, and wall damage. Water damage, peeling paint, problems with the drywall, plaster or whatever is under it, crack or lines, are also some things that need to be addressed. It helps if you hold a lamp near the wall to check for possible blemishes.
To remove old, cracked, or peeling paint, you must sand the walls. This would enable the paint to adhere better. To sand trim, use a sandpaper sponge which will fit itself to the curves and the edges of the trim. After sanding, it is important to wash the walls to remove the dust left from the sanding. This will enable the paint to hold better on the surface. Use TSP (trisodium phosphate) or similar to it for the best results. Check your walls for smoke stains. If they are there, get rid of them with bleach and water solution. We suggest that you use two buckets when you wash, one with the solution, and one with clean water for rinsing your sponge or rag.
After your wall has been cleaned, it is strongly recommended that you prime your walls before you begin painting. When you paint, use just enough paint and don’t overfill your brush or roller so that it won’t have the tendency to drip. We suggest that you paint trim from the top down to keep dust or dirt from being shifted upward. Paint the trim for before you paint the walls so that you don’t have to worry about painting the trim later. If there are a few paint drips on the trim, you may cover it. Better yet, work with someone else so that you can cut in while the other person uses the roller while the cut in area is still wet with paint.
Although house painting in Concord is not easy, by following the proper procedures you will get it right. Otherwise, hire a professional paint contractor to handle all the details for you. Whichever way you choose, you can be sure of a successful interior paint job.