If you have a plan to do interior painting, you’d better to learn these tips and techniques first. Once you have learnt, you can start to buy and prepare the proper tools. Here are the tips, techniques and how to do’s in interior painting.
When you want to remodel your interior walls on a room, the cheapest way is to use fresh coat of paint. There are high quality applicators and coatings available in many stores. You don’t need to worry if this is the first time you will paint.
With high quality, your paintings will be alike the professional one. There are many project planning tools available online. Moreover, questions and answers about how to paint are there as well.
Everybody wants to have a great, beautiful and long lasting of the finish coat. To get that result, you should make sure that the wall’s surface you will paint is clean, smooth and dry. In addition, it is better if the surface is coated with the right primer.
Also, you will need some preparation for the tools. The tools you will need are wire brushes, putty knives, ladder, spackling paste, paint scrapers and wood fillers. Those tools are useful in preparing the surface to be painted.
Get the room ready to do interior painting is very important. It will ease you to paint later. Moreover, the right preparation will prevent your home from any kinds of spills and splatters. Advice from the experts, you should get masking tape, caulk, drop cloths and more in nearby stores.
Then, let’s get ready to paint. Remove the mirrors, pictures, rugs, switch, and hardware if possible. Cover the plates. Then, move all furniture or some if possible to the middle of the room. Use drop cloths to cover all furniture. Get the tape and tape down the drop cloths and woodwork.
If there is some hardware you can’t move, wrap them with plastic and cover them with masking tape. For good ventilation, open the door and window. Then clean the wall’s surface as you need. Remember, if you use oil-based coatings, move away anything which come from heat, open flame and sparks. Don’t smoke.
Turn off the electrical tools, appliances, stoves and all sources of electricity. Extinguish the heaters. When you are painting and before the vapors are gone, make sure the area has good ventilation.
- Cleaning Up
When you are using paint, you should manage the cleaning properly. If possible you’d better dispose the leftover paint. Minimize litter and prevent spills and dangerous disposal. That’s why it is crucial to minimize to waste the paint.
You can consult your local environmental agency about the disposal guidance. Don’t throw away paint into a drain or storm sewer. The dangers will be not noticed directly, but obviously the wrong disposal can cause pollution. Moreover, it can be a threat for the health and natural resources.
To minimize the danger, you should buy the right amount of paint. You can measure the will-paint area and count on how many gallons you will need.
After you finish painting, you’d better to seal p the leftover paint. Then store them in protected area to prevent the damage, temperature above 95°F and freezing. Remember to find the places in which out of reach of kids and pets.
When you store the leftover paint, it means you save for the next use. You can use the leftover paint to touch up your interior painting. Moreover, you can use it to make creative projects. You can try to mix the colors to get new colors and use it to make small projects.
The other options, you can donate your remained paint to your neighbor, friend, school or charitable groups which need paint. If you don’t know where to donate, you can use social media to post your offer. You can recycle the paint too.
There is an organization such as PaintCare which has paint recycling center. However, not all area has this kind of organization. Don’t worry if you don’t find that organization. You can dispose your leftover paint. If you get latex paint, you can let it dry with absorbent material. You can use shredded newspaper, sawdust or cat box filler. Don’t throw away your paint in liquid form. When the latex paint has dried, throw it away as solid garbage. Those are the way to dispose your leftover paint after doing interior painting.