Interior Painting

Identifying the Attributes of a Quality Interior Painting Job

Preparing the room before beginning your project not only makes it easier for you to paint, it also protects your home from inadvertent splatters or spills.

Getting ready to paint:

  • Remove draperies, pictures, mirrors, area rugs, hardware (if possible), and switch and receptacle cover plates.

  • Move all furniture to the center of the room or the room, if possible. Cover all furniture with drop cloths.

  • Tape off woodwork and tape down plastic drop cloths.

  • Wrap plastic around light fixtures, and use masking tape to cover any hardware you can't remove.

  • Open a window or door to ensure good ventilation.

  • Clean the surface as needed.

  • Gaps between walls, ceilings, crown moldings and other interior trim can be filled with the appropriate caulk after priming the surface.

It may seem obvious, but it's important to paint a room in the right order. Even the best painters using the best paints have drips, splatter and occasional spills. Make sure you try to follow the painting order below.

1.  Ceilings

  • Paint a 2-inch wide strip on the ceiling where it meets the wall.

  • Using a roller with an extension pole, start in a corner and work across the short side to maintain a wet edge.

2.  Walls

  • Paint a 2-inch strip along ceiling, floor and woodwork with a brush.

  • Use a roller, coming as close to the edges as possible to create a clean, uniform appearance.

3.  Woodwork

  • Paint all trim around doors, windows, ceilings and floor.

4.  Floor

  • Start in a corner diagonally opposite the room exit.

  • Paint a 2-inch wide strip on the floor where it meets the wall or trim.

  • Using a roller with an extension pole or a wide brush, start in a corner and work across the short side to maintain a wet edge.

Check out some of our Interior projects. New pictures are on the way. 

Kertusha Painting 

P.O. Box 4397

Whitefish, MT 59937

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