Deciding to repaint the interior of your home is a great home improvement project, as it will certainly freshen up your home and improve both the functional and aesthetic properties of it. Before you decide on hiring a painter it is important to consider a few solutions that will greatly improve the entire procedure.
Since you want your surfaces painted in the best way possible you should definitely take a few initial preparation steps before the actual painting procedure. Planning is important and will enable the painter you hire to do his job much better. Here is how you can prep your home for a whole new paint job:
• Clean your walls. If you have dirty walls, they should be properly cleaned in order to be prepared for a new paint job. Kitchens and bathrooms are usually the places that need the most prep work, especially the area above the stove and around the sink. Make sure to remove all the soap and greasy areas in order for your painter to be able to properly paint those areas.

• Do some homework on painters. A great way to see who is a qualified professional

is to ask him or her some questions. Professional painters know how much paint will be needed for the job and about how long it will take them to complete the job. They will also be able to give you a firm quote on price. Also, be sure to ask him for references so you can check to see the work they’ve done in the past.

• Choose your paint color. Next, you should choose a paint color that is able to reflect the vision you have for your home. Some things are universal, like the fact that dark colors make your room look smaller and light ones have the opposite effect. Many paint stores sell or give out samples that will enable you to choose the color that fits your vision ideally.

• Choose your finish. After everything is done, all you need to do is choose your finish. The finish you go with depends on various factors. If you desire to hide minor imperfections, choose flat paints. If you want to make your surface easy to clean, choose an eggshell finish. If you want something in between, then matte is the way to go.
When you take the time to do your prep work before the painters come, the painting process will go much smoother, so take these tips into consideration before you embark on your next painting project.

9 thoughts on “Plan Ahead for Interior Painting”

  1. One thing you didn’t’ mention is asking around for referrals. Most likely someone has had work done in the past. This way you can get a head start on your search for a painting contractor. When you are dealing with the interior of your home you want the best.

  2. My sister is thinking about getting some new touch-ups to her home. It might be useful for her to know a little more about the interior painting she wants to look into. Choosing the right finish is a great way to make it look cleaner.

  3. It is nice that you can choose your finish. This is a great way to make sure that you are getting exactly what you need for your paint jobs. My sister might like knowing this as she looks into getting a painting service.

  4. It’s great to know more about painting our basement. I like how you said that planning helps the painter do his job a lot better. We’re looking for someone to help us paint our basement, so I’ll definitely remember to do this planning.

  5. Thank you for pointing out that you should make sure and do your homework when it comes to finding a painter. My sister is needing to repaint the outside of her house and wants to find the right guys to do it. I’ll have to help her do some research and find the best people in the area.

  6. That’s good to know that a professional painter will know how much paint is needed for a room and how long it’ll take to paint it. This is helpful since I want to repaint my living room since it has a faded blue color right now and I want it to be brighter. I’ll have to call around and find a service that can tell me how much paint and time will be needed when I give them the measurements of the room so I can make sure I hire a qualified painter.

  7. I really like how you said that a painting company will be able to give you a firm quote on a price. My father has been remodeling his house so that he can raise its value and sell it for a profit. He wants to paint the exterior and interior of his house so it might be good for him to hire a professional company to do that for him.

  8. Thanks for the tip to ask painters for references so we can check on the quality of their previous work. My husband and I want to get new flooring for our home, and we think painting the walls a complimentary color would really bring the space together. I’m glad I read your article because I feel much more prepared to find professional painters I can trust.

  9. I like what you said about asking questions in order to see who a qualified professional is. When painting walls inside your home, it’s best to find a company that is known for its efficiency. My friend wants to repaint his basement, so I’ll assist him in finding the best painting contractor in town.