Interior Painting

Best strategies and tips for painting home interior

Getting ready for a little interior painting?

Visit a nearby home store or your local paint distributor, and check out all the many different colors and color schemes to choose from. You're sure to find something that suits you perfectly.

But before you go to the store, get acquainted with the many different types of paint that are out on the market. There are, as stated earlier, a vast array of paint types from oil to latex to alkyds, to seemingly endless number of color and color variations that one could choose from.

You are also going to need some painting painting tools for your interior painting project.

Avoid all the gadgets you see at the counter. Check to see my recommendations on the ensuing page, and you should be in good shape. Remember - you only need the basic tools - nothing more.

When you've made your choice of colors and type of interior paint to use in your home, it would be wise to not jump right in and start painting. The hardest (but extremely important) work is about to begin. And that is preparation. You see, before any brush stroke is made, you must first get the surface of your intended area(s) ready to paint. The result of your diligent prep work might go unnoticed by the casual observer, but if you had not done the prep work beforehand, you would surely notice any mistakes for sure!

Once you have the preparation out of the way, you're ready to begin you're interior painting. To help you along in your endeavor, I've given you some good painting procedures so you can learn, and apply the correct way to accomplish your particular task. Go slow, and take your time when performing a specific procedure. Yes, you'll definitely make mistakes (I still do!), but as you get the hang of doing something, you'll be amazed at how much easier it becomes. You'll be painting like a pro in no time!

There are also some excellent painting tips that can save you time and money - and not to mention a little elbow grease. Many of these tips are a result of years in the field. When time (which = money in my business) is a motivating factor, you'd be surprised at the ingenuity that can spring forth from a person.

One quick tip to consider if you're attempting to paint over old paint on the bathroom or kitchen wall, is to see if the old paint is oil-based. You cannot paint over oil with latex, as it is water-thinned, and therefore does not have the properties to adequately adhere to older, unprimed oil.

Here's what you do:

  • Get a bottle of nail-polish remover, and apply a little to an out-of-the-way corner on the wall. If the old paint is latex, it will smear. If it is oil, nothing will happen. If you're painting over oil-based paint with a latex, you'll need to use a good primer.

    You want the best for your house ...
    if painting the bathroom or kitchen in your home, strongly consider using an oil-based paint that can stand up to any abuse. Good looks, plus durability.

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