How to Prepare for Painting

How to Prepare for Painting:

Preparation is key to a successful paint job. Before you begin, make sure your room’s interior surface is properly prepared.

  1. Remove draperies, pictures, and switch and outlet cover plates before painting.
  2. Arrange drop cloths to protect carpeting, furniture, and any areas not to be painted.
  3. Fill holes, imperfections, and cracks with caulk or spackle before painting.
  4. Use a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust on walls and baseboards. For high-use areas you may need to use a mild detergent to remove contaminants such as grease or problem stains.
  5. Tape off woodwork and other areas not to be painted at the time.
  6. Be sure to prime any new or bare surfaces and problem areas. If you have chosen a color that is substantially lighter you may also need to prime.

Do you still have questions or problems?  Call us or send us your questions.

Leave a Reply