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Brighten Your Home With A Professional Appearance - Tips For Preparing Interior Walls For Painting

by Wallace Simmons

Whether you need to cover up some minor damage or you're merely looking to revitalize the look of a room that appears to have gone dull, painting your interior walls can be a great way to achieve your goal. Benjamin Moore paint provides a wide variety of colors and textures for you to choose from, but before you make that choice, you have to be sure your walls are prepared.

Below, you'll find a guide to some steps you should take as you prepare to paint your interior walls. Following these suggestions will guarantee that you can return your home to its best possible condition, and can also help make sure that the time and effort you invest in outstanding Benjamin Moore paint doesn't go to waste.

Make Sure the Surface Is Clear

Obviously, when you paint a wall, it doesn't make sense to paint around pictures, artwork, and other things hanging on the walls. However, what many people may not consider is the number of other accessories that could interfere with a seamless paint job or even be damaged by one.

Wall socket and switch plates, heating and cooling vent returns, and even accessories like chair rails need to be removed before you commence your painting. Even the best paint tapers in the world may make mistakes from time to time, so removing these accent pieces will help make sure you have a fully covered paint job without causing inadvertent damage.

Utilize Drop Cloths

As mentioned above, even the most careful painters make mistakes from time to time. Benjamin Moore paint is designed to adhere to your wall with minimal runs and dripping, but accidentally applying an excess of paint could lead to unfortunate accidents.

Drop cloths and plastic sheeting are the only way to guarantee that your floor remains protected during painting. Be sure to cover the whole room even if you're only painting one accent wall, as accidentally stepping in a small drop of paint and then tracking it across your floor could create a major mess.

Purchase Safety Equipment

Painting is a fun and exciting activity that can involve your whole family, but it's important to take the proper precautions. Protective respiratory masks should used any time you're using aerosol paint in order to avoid accidentally inhaling particles. Eye protection is a good idea if you're going to be painting above your head and risking dropping brushes or dripping paint. Take care to make sure children know to avoid ingesting paint will go a long way toward making you feel more excited and comfortable about your project.

Contact local contractors, such as Steeles Paint & Decorating Ltd, for additional help.


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Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!