INTERIOR HOUSE PAINTING IDEAS
Need some interior house painting ideas? Believe it or not, there’s a right way and then a wrong way to go about it. The secret’s in the order by which parts of your room are painted first. If you know the proper order of painting rooms, then you’ll have swifter time finishing your indoor house painting chore…and fewer mistakes in the process.
1. Ceilings go first when painting rooms.
Professional painters follow a top-down approach when going about their house painting work. There’s a logical reason to this. If you paint the walls, trims and skirting first, chances are paint splatters from your roller brush will get on them once you proceed to painting the ceilings. If you do the ceilings first, this way you’ll have a chance to wash off and scrub any paint spatters.
2. Paint trims and woodwork next after painting the ceilings.
When painting rooms, paint the trim next once you’ve done the ceilings. Of course, you’ll have to ensure any woodwork were cleaned and smoothened out first before coating them with paint. By attacking the trim first, you’ll get a close paint without having to worry about paint spatter on finished walls. Besides, trims—especially the decorative ones—are usually painted with an accent color so you’ll be able to achieve a better finish if you’re focused on doing a swell job instead of worrying about other concerns, if you know what I mean.
3. The walls follow after painting the trim and other woodwork.
The secret to an outstanding trim when painting rooms is to let it dry for a whole 24-hour period before taking on the wall painting. Again, there’s a reason for this. Firstly, this is to ensure that the paint coat adhered well to the trim. Secondly, try painting the walls first before the trim. You’ll find that it’s very tedious and time-consuming work to cut-in a small space when you’re worried about ruining your already-painted walls. Besides, if you do the walls first, chances are you’ll get paint on your trim and once you cut into them, you’ll find that it’s very difficult to cover wall paint as they’re often of different finish.
4. The room skirting gets the final color treatment in house painting.
In keeping with the top-down approach of professionally painting rooms, the skirting comes next after the walls. Again, this prevents paint splatters on the skirting. Besides, if you do the skirting before the walls, you’ll have to blue tape it first once you get to the walls so as not to get smatterings of paint on them…which could be a dicey proposition once you have to remove the tape. Although you’ll need a very steady hand once you cut in to the edges, it’s easier to correct mistakes this way.
Preparation and organization is the secret to efficient room painting so that you won’t have to do things again and again. If you follow this tried-and-tested order to painting rooms, you’ll have a swifter work flow and a more enjoyable experience on your first DIY interior house painting project.