Interior House Painting Tips

One of the best and easiest ways to freshen up your home is by painting your interior walls. However we always hear from our clients, which found out the hard way, that a simple project can turn into a nightmare of endless coats of uneven paint and splatter marks .

Our tips and tricks should help you next time you paint to get a great-looking result.

  • Sand & prep your surface

    No matter how good or thick the paint you bought is, if you do not start with a perfectly smooth surface that has had its holes filled and is even you will not end up with a good result. The foundation in the most important thing

  • Use a tinted primer

    The paint primer will smooth out any colour un-eveness across your wall foundation. If you have filled holes or imperfections the primer will make sure it does not show through your top coat, you will also end up with brighter and more vibrant colours.

  • Tape and Protect

    Make sure you take around all the edges of your room, there is no need to clean up lines later when you can tape them to have beautifully perfect results when you remove the tape at the end of the project. Additionally using canvas dropcloth  instead of plastic means you have a more durable, flat and safe space to work on and it is reusable which is better for the environment.

  • Finish, then move on

    It is very important for a good result to finish one wall and then move on to the next. Don’t cut all the borders of a whole room and do the edging and then paint it all, you want the paint to blend into one another. To do that you want your edges to be wet while you are rolling your walls so you don’t get lines where the wet paint overlaps the dry, instead a seamless blending.

  • Wrap your brushes

    If you haven’t finished the job in one day and will be painting the day after you can simply wipe pff your brushes and wrap them in cling wrap and put them in the refrigerator to keep them air tight and wet. This way there is no need to completely wash out your brushes, simply unwrap the next day and you are good to go; this is also much more environmentally friendly as you are saving paint and washing less down the drain