Toronto painters FAQ: Tips for Interior & Exterior Home Painting

 

Here are some quick tips on your interior painting project. If you intend to paint a room in your home completely and you do not want to hire a

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here are some tips and ideas on how to go about doing your own DIY home painting project. The following information is based on a home owners available retail tools and basic skill. Professional painting contractors use top-quality tools and have years of practice and developed techniques to ensure quality and speed. But the information below should be enough to be able to help you along if you decide you want to do the interior room painting yourself.

Painting FAQ: Tips for Interior & Exterior Home Painting | Kelly-Moore Paints

Interior painting tips

Walls, ceilings, and other large, flat surfaces should be painted as follows:

First, a 2″ to 3″ border is painted along all corners, edges and other areas that can’t be easily reached with a 7″ or 9″ roller. A 2″ to 3″ brush or paint pad works well for this step.

Next, a 7″ or 9″ roller is used to fill in the middle. Starting at one corner of the surface, the paint should be applied over only about one square yard at a time. This way, the paint will be less likely to dry out between passes this is known as keeping a ‘wet edge’. Otherwise, the paint may dry out between passes, causing a lap mark to show where the two coats overlap.

It’s usually best to paint the ceiling first, (good painting techniques always start from painting from the top down which only makes sense, when the ceiling paint is dry you can continue) then the walls. This reduces the chance of marring a freshly painted surface.

When painting ceilings, a little less paint should be carried on the brush or roller, to reduce spattering. (Use a good quality half-inch or three-quarter inch pile roller) When painting the ceiling, the paint should be applied across the shorter side of the ceiling, so the paint will be less likely to dry out between passes.

When painting cabinets, doors, windows and trim, start with the least visible and least accessible areas, and finish with the more accessible areas.

On paneled doors, the edges and paneled areas are painted first, then the broad surfaces.

For cabinets, the inside surfaces are painted first, then the narrow trim and panelled areas, and finally the broad outside surface. (This is where it can be a little trickier if you are fussy about the overall look and finish of your kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinet painting requires more skill and you cannot hide any bad paintwork. The surface must be smooth, even and blemish free .)

When painting windows, start with the least accessible surfaces first, and finish with the most accessible areas. Be careful not to get paint on the weather stripping or contact areas, or the window might stick.When painting cabinets, shelving, etc., it might be easier to remove the hardware, then lay the items flat. It’s easier to paint a horizontal surface than a vertical one, and the paint will level out better.

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If you decide that your painting project is a little overwhelming and takes up too much of your time or you don’t think that you can do a good paint job. Or possibly you don’t feel like going out and spending a few hundred dollars on tools that you could just simply give the painting contractor to complete the job worry and hasslefree.

 

For a professionally executed interior room painting job or for that matter complete interior home paint job and Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton or Oakville call 647-930-8399 for a free painting estimate

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