No need to endure a lifeless paint on your interior walls because you can always start a DIY painting project. But interior painting is different than exterior painting so for your convenience and your family’s, you can use paint that is odorless and quicker to dry.
Be sure to carefully think of a theme and the colors that go with it then prepare all the necessary materials.Use your imagination and find inspiration so you know what colors and materials you need to prepare. When you’re sure that you have the all the materials and paint colors, go ahead and get to those walls. Follow these tips so to turn your house beautification project into a success.
Before and during painting:
Make sure that you have proper ventilation in the rooms you are working with. If necessary, you can use a mask or respirator.
Properly close the containers of your paint and solvent.
Keep materials where it is safe from kids.
Don’t let paint touch your skin.
Thoroughly read through the instructions on the packaging.
Wall preparation tips:
Get rid of every furniture in the room, if possible. The heavier ones can stay but arrange them together and protect with a cloth.
Take the light switch covers off.
Have sufficient lighting so you can properly notice any flaw in the surface.
Patch the holes and cracks, if any, before applying paint to the surface.
Properly clean away dusts and dirt on the moldings, ceilings, walls, etc.
Strip the wallpapers off though you may paint over them if they are clean enough but they still have the risk of peeling.
Paint around the wall trims first.
If your paint has a gloss finish, make brush strokes of the final coating away from the room’s source of light.
If there are drops of paint on the floor, clean them before they dry. Use cloth dipped in soap and water or use a solvent.
Dried paint drops won’t be cleaned away with cloths so use a putty knife instead or a scraper.
Use a paint scraper to scrape around the window panes.
Completely wash off the paint from the rollers and brushes then let dry. Storage will depend on each brand and type because there are different materials for brushes and rollers.
Do not miss the rim of the can and make sure that you have also removed the paint off from it. Close the lids properly by using a hammer.
Oil-based paint can be stored upside down so it can last longer.
Store paint in room temperature. Don’t store them in rooms with intense heat or cold.
Proper disposal methods vary from state to state so make sure to check with laws regarding paint disposal.
Be sure to research well or ask experts before doing repainting your home because there are a lot of things that can go wrong.