How To Prepare Your Room Before Painting

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Painting interior walls is an easy way to freshen up the layout of your room. If you thought your job was done after choosing the right wall paint and hiring a professional painter, give this article a read! You need to know these six steps irrespective of whether you have hired a professional or chosen the DIY route.

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Inspect the wall

Before starting with your painting process, make sure to check the walls of your room to see if there are cracks, dents, holes, or any surface imperfections. Use a lightweight spackling compound and a putty knife to fill and repair any imperfections, then remove the excess putty from it and wait to dry. Once it has dried up, use a very fine sandpaper to smoothen the area and then wipe the walls clean with a sponge or damp towel.

Painter’s Tape

Mask the room with painter’s tape and apply your tapes in short overlapping strips, pressing down firmly on the edge.

Wall Paint

Drop cloth and Remove switch covers

Spread a large drop cloth over the floor and tape the edges down to protect it. Try removing all the big furnitures in the room to avoid stains. You could even cover them well if taking them off seems difficult. Do not forget to take off all the light switches and plug outlet covers in the room and if not, seal them with a tape.

Cutting in the room with primer

Cutting in basically means outlining the room with a primer to create few inches of bands around the edges of the walls where they meet ceilings, baseboards, other walls, doors and window frames. After this you can simply stroke the walls with the primer.

Sand and clean

Once the primer has dried out, lightly sand away bumps or any uneven surface to smoothen the layer.

Paint the walls and remove the painter’s tapes.

How To Remove Paint Stains On Wooden Floor Like A Pro

If, despite your best efforts, some paint does find it’s way to your floor, it’s still easy enough to wipe it off. But if your floor is wooden, standard wiping will not do! Here are some pointers on how to remove the paint in the best way possible.

Heat gun

Point the heat gun close to the stain, this will soften the paint. Simultaneously, gently scratch the paint layers using a putty knife. With a damp rag, wipe the affected area.

Rubbing alcohol

Scrape off as much paint as you can using a bladed tool, then soak a rag in rubbing alcohol. Apply the cloth directly to the stain and rub until the stain is not visible.

While it can be tempting to get painting as soon as possible when you want to decorate a room, it’s worth taking the time to make sure your room and surfaces are best prepared before you begin.

Also Read : How To Pick The RIGHT Wall Paint For Your Home (Your 101 Guide!)

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