Painting seems very easy, but without following the proper steps, painting a room can quickly turn into a nightmare! The following steps will give you an idea of what to expect when we come to paint your home.
1. Remove the furniture and large objects from the room, or to the middle of the room
2. Clean walls: Remove dust, dirt, and grease spots with water, a little mild dish washing detergent, and a cellulose sponge. Rinse walls with clean water to remove the soap residue.
3. Remove all utility outlet covers and vent grates.
4. Repair any defects in the wall surfaces by sanding and patching holes and cracks.
5. Tape the trim, window, and door frames. Painter's blue tape is used - it can easily be removed after painting without peeling off any paint with it. Frog tape is used on wall surfaces where two different colours meet.
6. Cover the floor surfaces with drop cloths or painters' plastic.
7. "Cutting": Brush on paint around trim and in the corners of walls, where your roller can't reach, using an angled brush. Extend out two to three inches from windows, doors, and moldings.
8. Prime the walls: It's a myth that walls that have been painted many times don't need to be primed. In fact, primer helps maximize the sheen and coverage of paint and gives the finish coat a more uniform appearance.
9. Use a roller to fill in the rest of the wall surface with paint. Allow to dry (1 to 2 hours) and repeat if necessary - in case of a drastic colour change, at least two coats of paint is needed.
10. Remove tape and drop cloths
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