INTERIOR PAINTING

 

A lot of work goes into interior painting.  How are your walls?  Do they need patching?  Are you painting the ceiling?  What about the doors and woodwork?  Do you want them painted as well?  Any water damage?  Has the leak been repaired?  Do you want your closets painted?  These are some of the questions you need to answer when considering interior painting.  Painting can dramatically change the look of your home.  Is that what you going for?  Or do you just want your home to look “clean” / freshly painted again?  We can handle all of your interior painting needs.

Interior Painting Process

The first step when interior painting is room preparation.  If we are just painting the walls we like to move all the furniture 3-4 feet away from the walls and than lay down drop clothes around the perimeter of the room.  If we are also painting the ceilings we like to move everything in the center of the room and then cover everything with either drop clothes or plastic.  Next step is to remove all the electrical cover plates.  Next step when interior painting is wall preparation.  This can be just a little filling of nail holes or complete drywall repair.  Water damage also needs some special prep. as well.  Once the walls are ready to be painted, the next step is taping.  Some painting contractors tape everything, while others don’t tape at all.  We normally only tape the baseboards; this is more to protect them from splatters coming off the roller than for cutting in a straight line.  Paint technology continues to get better, but it still requires 2 coats of paint to fully cover the walls.  If the ceilings are in decent condition, more often than not they only need one coat for good coverage.  Onces the walls have been painted, we immediately remove the tape.  Leaving the tape on for extended periods can cause problems.    Folding the drop clothes and installing the electrical cover plates happens next.  Next we move all the furniture back.  These are the steps we use when interior painting.

Interior Painting