Have an interior painting project coming up? To get the best and long-lasting results, you or your professional painting contractor needs to follow specific steps.
Here is a detailed look at the steps to follow during an interior painting contractor.
Preparing The Room
To perform a painting task effectively, you must first prepare the room well.
This means, among other things: removing the sockets, the thermostat boxes, and the light fixtures, placing the furniture in the center of the room and covering it with a protective canvas (or better yet, removing the furniture from the room), removing the curtains, blinds, and doors as needed, etc.
Spending a few minutes preparing your work area properly will allow you to accelerate your project, avoid paint damage, and reduce the task of final clean up.
Adequate preparation of the substrate allows the optimal adhesion of the paint to its surface.
To do this, it is essential to fill the holes, cracks, and other empty spaces of the surface to be painted.
It is also necessary to sand the uneven areas to try to make the surface smooth. Sometimes it will be necessary to clean the surface to ensure adhesion, as in the case of smoke, grease, or mold stains.
The Choice of Paint and Accessories
Before choosing the ideal paint for your interior painting project, there are a few things to think about.
Does the room to be painted let in a lot of light? In this case, we will choose a less glossy paint.
Is it a bustling place? If so, think of a friction-resistant paint that can be washed without fading.
Is the ambient air likely to be humid? Consider a mildew-resistant paint.
Is your original color darker? Choose paint with great hiding power to reduce the number of coats needed.
Are you not used to painting? Aim for a paint that is easy to apply.
Also, be sure to choose the brushes and rollers recommended for the product you are applying to.
This will allow you to avoid unfortunate consequences such as the presence of lint on the walls (commonly called “orange peel”), the presence of brush bristles, or other problems.
It is possible to seek advice from paint stores; however, large stores are generally less good at advising you.
Professional painters usually bring paint, equipment, and accessories themselves. You just have to choose the color!
Painting: Primer and Finish
If the surface you’re painting is in a relatively good condition, the primer is usually not necessary.
However, if your surface has already been painted, if the original paint is peeling, or if oil paint has been used, a primer will be required.
Check with your local paint store or ask an experienced painter.
Before picking up the tools, inspect to make sure that no dirty corners have been forgotten, remove the paint drips, then sweep the plaster powder if necessary, clean the droplets.
Then replace the outlets, light fixtures, curtains, doors, and other items removed before painting and finally replace the furniture in the right place.
Consult an Expert Painter
If you’re planning for interior repainting in Beaverton, Oregon, our team at Maller Painting Company can help.
We have years of interior painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
Our team can help you choose the best type of paint as well and paint colors at no extra cost.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions.