Painting the Interior House

Painting the interior of a house can change it from an everyday look to giving it a refreshing feel. It can also increase the value thus making it sell faster. Painting correctly requires proper planning, and if done right, it can be worth the effort. Having proper tools before beginning the task and following the required steps are the two main things needed for a successful painting project.
Painting supplies- A tape measure necessary to measure the size of the surface or walls to be painted so that you can know how much paint you need to buy. In regular occasions, one gallon of paint is required for 400 square feet. – Two-inch painter’s tape is also necessary to protect painted and completed trim to ensure they achieve the professional paint lines. – A stirrer required for stirring the paint before painting. In most cases it provided for free after buying the paint. -A pouring spout that helps to avoid making a mess.-For large projects, a Five-gallon bucket is required for mixing the paint to keep the color consistent. -A screen required and used to wipe excess paint from the roller and placed inside the bucket. – Roller cover is needed to provide a good finish, especially for the interior walls. The best to use is one that has a 3/8 inch nap.-Angled sash paintbrush is necessary to trim the paint thus providing better control of the paint. -In addition to the basic painting tools listed, other items make the project easier and faster such as a hole filler that provides better results than spackling, drop cloth for protecting the furniture by covering it, sponge to wipe the walls before priming and a screwdriver to loosen any ceiling plates.
Steps Painting requires proper organization and preparation. After having the correct tools for the next step is to develop a plan. Write what you expect to achieve about the color, windows, doors, ceiling, and trim. A plan will ensure proper decisions on choice of color considering the use of the room and effect of sunlight are made. After settling on what you need to achieve then make an educated guess on what area you need to cover based on the paint and the workforce available. It is worth noting that creating a budget will also be crucial in completing the project. A budget will influence the type of paint and materials to buy. For instance, opting for the upper-grade paint or a high-quality paint will require a higher budget. However, it is possible to identify a good paint because there are a few essential features that act as a guide such as texture, color scheme among others.
The next step is to lose the furniture that will require moving items to the middle of the room or emptying it completely. Then prep the house by washing the walls and removing any wallpaper or seal stains. Open the windows for ventilation because this will keep the room air fresh while working and also dry items faster. The next stage in preparing the surface is covering the edges with the painter’s tape. Then using the roller or paint brush apply the prime paint. Priming is necessary when painting dark colors or when the surface had been painted previously. This undercoat paint is used to protect the actual paint from absorbing moisture from the walls. The real paint can only be used once the prime coat has dried. Stir the right paint and apply using a good roller. Finally, clean up ensuring all items are cleaned and correctly disposed.