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Do Your Painting Homework Before Starting a New Interior Paint Project

Winter Interior Paint ProjectsPainting your interior is an excellent way to give your home a fresh new look while boosting the impact of your décor. If you are tackling a large interior painting project, advance preparation and planning will facilitate smoother, faster completion of the job, whether you are hiring paint professionals or doing the work yourself. The following are some helpful homework tips before starting a new interior paint project:

Get Needed Approval

If you are renting your home, you will need landlord approval before painting, since it is a non-removable form of home décor. It is possible, based on both your relationship with the landlord and lease conditions, that the landlord will share the cost of your painting project, especially if the upgrade is needed. If you own your home, know that interior painting doesn’t usually need approval from a homeowner’s association (HOA), but if there is a shared wall with a townhouse tenant, you may need the HOA’s consent.

Figure Out Your Budget

Cutting corners on cost is not recommended for painting interior walls, since the walls have such an impact on the beauty of your home. Do research on the cost of quality paint. If you plan to hire a professional, contact our painting experts. Although you may find a painting company that gives you a lower estimate, it is doubtful you will get the same guarantee of high-quality results and a perfectly durable paint finish.

Research Paint Ideas and Colors

Paint Color SelectionSpend some time browsing decorating magazines and websites, for inspiration and ideas on trending paint shades. If you are painting for the purpose of selling your home, expert realtors recommend choosing neutral paint colors that make it easy for buyers to imagine their own decorations in each room. If you are interested in paint that is less harmful to humans and the environment, choose low-VOC or no-VOC paint. Choose good quality paint, to ensure that the paint job will look good for years to come.

Clear out Rooms

In the rooms to be painted, remove all clutter and all of the furnishings that you can. Light fixtures, art, and hardware on the walls and ceilings should also be removed.

Prepare Surfaces

It’s important that walls are ready for painting and that any repairs needed are done beforehand. Repair minor dents, cracks, and holes with spackle. Patches of mildew should be cleaned with bleach and thoroughly rinsed. Take special precautions if scraping and sanding are needed because before 1978, harmful lead paint was widely used. Walls should be cleaned for the purpose of removing dust, cobwebs, and dirt. In kitchens, degreaser should be used. The same product is also recommended for use throughout a home in which people smoke.

Provide Needed Ventilation

You may need to open doors and windows and turn on interior fans, to provide sufficient ventilation and help the paint dry more quickly.

Make Housing Arrangements

Interior Painting Safety Tips for PetsIt may be best to spend the night away from home for a night or two during the interior painting process. This is an especially important consideration if there is an infant in the household or someone with any type of respiratory issues, such as asthma. Don’t forget about your pets & furry friends, too.

For a professional quality interior paint job with minimal inconvenience, call our expert painters today.

Franklin Painting LLC – Call us Toll Free at 877-646-7774
or at our main office number 860-678-7701
160 Brickyard Road, Farmington, CT 06032

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