Interior Painting Essentials

Posted · 2 Comments

A new paint job may just be what your house needs to look good as new! From the kitchen to the living room to the office, a fresh coat of paint will do wonders. Fortunately, this does not need to be much work, money, or time, as proper preparations and a bit of elbow grease will show…… a little patience doesn’t hurt either. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to hire professional painters to do the job, but sometimes due to budget restraints, it’s a better idea to just do it yourself. Regardless, learning a thing or two about painting is useful.

Interior painting might be a little tricky, but with a little patience and the right tools it is possible to do an adequate job. The first thing to decide upon is the color scheme of the room because this will create a cozy atmosphere and give the room or the whole house a real character that says something about your tastes and personality. From bright and whimsical to warm and welcoming, paint colour can set the tone in a home. The proper colour combinations can also make a room seem bigger and brighter.

Next step is to purchase the proper tools. Believe me when I tell you, your best friend is a professional paint brush. A good brush makes cutting in to all those delicate areas so much easier and gives you a much straighter line. I recommend the Wooster lindbeck pro production 2 1/2 in brush. I have used this brush solely for over 5 years now and I swear by it. It holds a fair amount paint in the bristles and retains a very solid line after numerous uses. It is important to always clean out your brush with cold water after every use (if using latex) as this keeps the bristles in top notch form. You can buy cheaper brushes but it has been my experience that a straight cut line is half a keen eye and half a decent brush. The keen eye takes time, but have no fear, if you find you have a shaky hand just pick up some painters masking tape to aid in the process. Again, more costly but more effective than the competitors, is frog tape. It holds back paint bleed and leaves a great line upon removal.