Paint has the ability to transform any room and add high doses of style instantly. However, before you begin putting brush to wall, you need to prep the room. Prepping the room before you begin painting can be the difference between a perfect paint job and a painting disaster. Let HiPainters ease your worries and accomplish the job right.
Here are a few prepping tips that you can’t afford to skip over:
Clear the Room
Who wants a paint splattered couch? If you do not want to change the look and color of your furniture, it is a god idea to remove or cover all furniture in the room that you are planning to paint. You never know when paint can splatter unexpectedly and you don’t want to accidently ruin a piece of furniture that has value or sentimental meaning.
Cover the Floor
You likely aren’t trying to paint the floor, which means that you need to cover it with a drop cloth to offer protection. It doesn’t matter if you have hardwood, carpet or tiles, you need to make sure that all of your flooring is protected from any unwanted paint spills or drips. At HiPainters we make sure to cover everything up to eliminate even accidental paint splatter.
Little Details Matter
If you want to paint your room in the easiest and most seamless manner, there are a few ways to prep with ease in mind. Start by removing all the switch and outlet covers. It is also a good idea to put painting tape around all the edges to allow you more effortless painting strokes. You can cut the amount of time that it takes to paint a room in half, by just concentrating on small details.
Clean the walls
You also need to make every effort to ensure that the painting surface is clean. By prepping the walls, you can make sure that the paint looks best when applied. All you have to do is rinse the walls down with water and remove all excess water with a sponge. Once the walls have dried, you can use a dry cloth to make sure that all dust has been removed.
If you have any unsmooth areas on your walls, it can be a great idea to do a little light sanding before you begin painting. This allows for the smoothest painting surface possible. Make sure to caulk any gaps that might be visible between the baseboards or window casings.
These easy prepping steps are sure to leave your walls looking flawless and ready for paint. But were sure you’ll consider HiPainters because we are proven professional painters.