When it comes to interior residential painting, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before the project begins. According to This Old House, an estimated 70% of all painting work is comprised of wall prep and cleaning. A lot of this work must be completed before the first can of paint is ever opened. Let’s take a closer look at the interior residential painting process.
Select the Perfect Color
The first step of any painting project is to choose the perfect paint color. Your painting contractor can help you with the selection process. There are practically unlimited options when it comes to interior paint colors! It can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for your project. The first step is to decide on a palette that reflects the decor and design style of your home. Now that you have a palette of exciting colors, you can choose your paint and trim colors from that group.
Clean and Clear Out
Before any painting begins, the walls need to be cleaned and prepped. All trim work needs to be taped off as well. Wall hangings and artwork need to be taken off the walls and any holes patched. This is also an excellent time to have your contractor take care of any drywall issues. Once the walls are ready to go and everything’s been taped, you’ll need to clear out the room. In some instances, furniture can be covered and pushed into the center of the room. Make sure that all items have the protection they need before the painting begins.
Enjoy Your Decor
Painting doesn’t take a long time, making it one of the least disruptive ways to give your home a new look. Now that the project is complete and everything has been put back in place, it’s time to enjoy your new room! Take the time to notice how the paint color changes throughout the day due to light. Enjoy how the new color complements your artwork and wall hangings. Soak in the feeling that comes with knowing you’ve taken another step closer to creating the home of your dreams.
Pristine Painting & Coatings is the team to call for all of your interior residential painting needs. Our company is proud to serve the local area, and we look forward to working with you too! Call today to schedule your complimentary estimate appointment.