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Basics Of Interior Painting: Tips And Tricks

Blog by Joette Fielding | December 5th, 2014

paintbrush.jpgPainting a room might seem simple, but it takes more than just popping a lid and throwing a brush on a wall.

Follow these expert tips from Sherwin-Williams and others so your room will look great at the end of the paint job.

Materials Needed

  • Drop cloths
  • Masking tape or painter’s tape
  • Caulk to fill in any holes or cracks between molding or in corners
  • Stirrer (free when you buy paint)
  • Rollers to apply the paint evenly to large walls
  • Paint tray to hold the paint for your roller
  • Tray cover (or plastic wrap) to keep paint fresh when not in use
  • Angled paint brush to paint details or trim with control

Ready the Room

  • Remove draperies, pictures, mirrors, area rugs and hardware (if possible).
  • Move all furniture to the center of the room. Cover all furniture with drop cloths—or move the furniture to another area altogether.
  • Tape off the woodwork, and tape down any 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 all surfaces as needed.
  • Fill gaps between walls, ceilings, crown moldings and other interior trim with the appropriate caulk after priming the surface.
  • Apply primer, if needed. Let it dry, and then lightly sand any bumps until smooth.

Oil-Based Coatings and Paints

  • Keep them away from any heat, spark or open flames.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Place a fire extinguisher within easy reach.
  • Turn off stoves, electrical tools, appliances and other sources of electrical ignition.
  • Keep area well-ventilated until all vapors are gone—doors or windows open.


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