Painting the walls in your home is one of the most impactful updates you can do. Not only that, but it is also one of the most inexpensive remodeling projects you can do that will completely transform the area. Before you start painting every wall in your home, it is important that you properly prepare them for paint so you don’t end up needing to paint twice. McKay’s Painting is here to share some tips to help you prepare your walls for a fresh coat of paint.
Prep a Room or Painting
When you are painting walls, you need to get the entire room ready for painting. If you aren’t removing the flooring during the remodel, you need to make sure it is protected against paint that could potentially ruin it. It is wise to remove all the furniture from the room prior to painting so that you don’t get paint in it as well. If you can’t remove the furniture, at the very least cover it with drop clothes. You should also cover the entire floor as well. You never know where small splashes of paint may land and are better safe than sorry later.
If there is any décor on the walls of the room you are painting, it obviously needs to be removed before you can paint. Once it is all removed, you need to fill in any holes that are in places that you won’t be hanging the artwork or other wall hangings again. This can be done easily with some painter’s putty. Once the putty has completely dried, you may want to sand it down a bit with a sheet of sand paper. This will make it blend in with the texture of your wall so it is discreet.
Gather Painting Supplies
You may not realize how many supplies you are going to need to paint the walls of your home. To paint your home, you need to have rollers, painter’s tape, brushes, roller covers, paint tray and gloves. If you have high ceilings in your home, you may want to invest in a high quality roller extension that makes it easier to reach high places. Don’t forget to also grab the paint can opener and some stir sticks as well.
Taping Walls & Ceiling for Painting
Before you start painting, you need to tape off the areas that you don’t want painted. This will include the baseboards and trim, as well as any lighting on the walls like sconces. Taping may seem tedious, but it is extremely important if you are looking to get clean crisp lines.
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Once you have accomplished all the tasks listed above, you should be ready to get started. It is an overwhelming process to paint the walls of your home. If you are feeling overwhelmed or don’t have the time to do it on your own, you can count on the experts at McKay’s Painting to provide you with high quality painting services. Call us today!