If you’re thinking about painting inside your home this winter, you may not know where to start. Before you ever dip a brush into your paint, you have a lot of decisions to make. What colors will you use? What room will you start in? What materials and equipment will you need? And, while it’s impossible to answer every question, there are a few simple tips that you can follow to ensure high-quality results. Of course, if you find that you’re stuck, you can always reach out to a professional like Van Tuinen Painting to get more information. So what are some essential, must-follow tips for interior painting? Let’s take a look!
Clean the surfaces before painting inside your home
Before painting, you’re going to want to clean your interior surfaces. Your new paint will stick better and last longer if it’s applied to a clean surface. And, while there are a lot of ways to do this, we recommend using a lightly dampened cloth. For extremely soiled surfaces, you may need to use a mild soap and a soft sponge.
Use quality equipment for the best results
When it comes to painting inside your home, the equipment that you use matters. If you want a clean, no-streak finish, you’re going to want to invest in high-end rollers. Low-cost rollers often shed lint and leave bumps, streaks, and imperfections. To get more life out of your rollers, you can wrap them tightly in plastic wrap between coats to ensure that the paint on them stays wet. In a cool environment, this can help to preserve your rollers for up to a day.
Don’t forget painter’s tape to protect unpainted areas
Before you put a single drop of paint on your walls, you’re going to want to protect the areas that you don’t want to paint. Be sure to buy a lot of painter’s tape… and we mean a lot. Generously apply the tape to areas that you want to remain free of paint: molding, fixtures, light switches, and more.
If you’re worried about painting the inside of your house this winter, the best tip you can follow is to work with a professional. Thankfully, the team at Van Tuinen Painting is here to help. Reach out to us today to schedule your project!