As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
If you are thinking about painting your interior walls or having your interior walls painted, then you could be wondering about the steps that have to be taken first. These are some of the things that should be done first before any paint is applied to your interior walls.
1. Repairing Damage to Walls
First of all, you should make sure that your walls are in good condition before they are painted. For example, if there are any dents or holes in the walls, drywall repair will have to be done. This will give you or your painting crew a nice, flat surface to work with, and it will help you ensure that your new paint job looks nice and smooth.
2. Removing Obstructions
Next, you should make sure that you remove any obstructions that might get in the way of the painting job. For example, window coverings, paintings, and other wall decor should be taken down. Additionally, the hardware that is used to hang up curtains, the covers that cover up your electrical outlets and light switches, and other hardware and obstructions should be removed. Not only will this make it easier for you or your painting crew to get the painting job done, but it will prevent you from staining or damaging these items, too.
3. Cleaning Walls Thoroughly
It is always a good idea to clean your walls before doing any interior painting. This helps get rid of any odors and stains, and it helps ensure that you can't see any staining or dirt underneath the coat of paint. It also makes it easier to apply paint. Just make sure that you allow walls to dry completely before applying any paint.
4. Priming the Walls
Interior painting professionals will typically tell you that it's smart to apply a coat of primer to the walls before applying a coat of paint. This helps you ensure that your walls look great, and it will help the paint last a lot longer, too.
As you can see, there are various steps that have to be taken before your walls can be painted. Luckily, you should not have to worry about taking these steps yourself. Instead, if you hire an interior painting crew, you should be able to rely on the crew of painters to take care of all of the hard work. Then, you can simply enjoy your freshly painted walls.
Contact a company like Carvey Painting & Decorating Inc today for more information and assistance.Share
2 December 2019