Your house is the reflection of your personality and lifestyle. You can give your home a new look with interior painting. To do so, you must take the advice of experts if you decide to paint the interior of your house. In order to make a house look good, both from interior and exterior, a homeowner tries his/her best to give it a new touch of color and design. If you paint the walls of your rooms with a coat of neutral colors, it will surely be a good move.
To get a beautifully painted interior, follow the following steps properly.
Step 1: Prime Time
A primer coat should be applied on the wall to get a proper new painting done correctly. Spot prime may be chosen by you for the walls with flat-paint. These types of flat-painted walls only need minor repairs. A sealer or primer/sealer must be used on the walls with larger areas of patching plaster. Priming is done the same way as the painting. Go for painting only after the primer dries.
Step 2: Ceiling Brushwork
Begin the task with the ceiling. The perimeter and unpainted areas should be covered first around the fixtures.
Step 3: Ready to Roll
Start with the section of the ceiling that measures about six square feet. A series of overlapping “W” strokes must be used by you, first from right to left and then from left to right. If any other finish is used other than flat, begin the paint with the entire ceiling. Go for two square sections at a time in case of very large ceilings. Use overlapping, one-directional and non-diagonal strokes so that the paint blends perfectly.
Next, the same process should be repeated with the walls. 1-1/2 inches of all corners should be covered on the walls. Apply the final non-diagonal strokes from top to bottom.
Step 4: Wall Brushwork
If you are not equipped with an edging tool, the perimeter of the ceiling must be masked with painting tape. Paint the uncovered areas and the upper perimeter of the walls as well.
Step 5: Back for Seconds?
Go for the second coat only after the first coat dries. Label for the recoating guidelines of the manufacturer should be checked.
Step 6: Trim, baseboards, windows and doors
Newly painted wall surfaces should be protected with the help of a paint edger or painting tape when the wood work is painted. A rolled-up newspaper can wedge open the door by placing the cloths underneath it. A flat door requires a roller, while a door needs a brush.
Follow the above methods to make your old house look like a new one with the touch of fresh paint.