Interior Painting Tips


Interior Painting Tips

Interior painting

Interior painting

I’m going to give you some interior painting tips that will hopefully make the job a little easier.  One of the first choices right off the bat is which color to use.  Depending on the rooms natural light and size of the room will help aid in that decision.  For instance, if it’s a small bathroom with no windows, you’ll probably want to choose a lighter paint color, nothing too dark or it will feel closed in like a closet.  You can always add pops of color to a small space with accessories like decor, pictures, towels, etc.  Dark colors on all 4 walls will make the room feel smaller no matter what size of room you have.  Many people choose an accent

Interior Painting Tips - Accent Wall

Interior Painting Tips – Accent Wall

wall to use the dark color on and paint the other 3 walls with a completely different color that complements from the color wheel.  As you can see in the picture, the accent wall is the sienna color and the other walls are complimentary.  Accent walls are a great way to either add a splash of color or make a statement.

Interior Painting Tips – The Top 10

Here are 10 interior painting tips to make your painting projects go smoother and faster, while giving you a professional-looking finish.

1.  Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary supplies to complete your interior painting project, like a “good” paint brush (Purdy brand is my favorite), paint stir sticks from the paint store, drop cloths, masking tape, extendable rolling wand, roller heads with the appropriate texture to apply the paint if your walls are textured, and a ladder or stool.

2.  Make sure the walls are clean from dirt or grease marks.  This will ensure optimal application of the paint.color wheel image

3.  Repair holes in the wall.  After the patches have dried, prime and texture if needed.

4.  Use large cotton drop cloths rather than plastic.  Make sure the entire floor surface and furnishings are covered to prevent paint splatter.

5.  Cover wood trim with masking tape and paper.

6.  Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket to ensure a consistent color throughout the room.

7.  Paint the ceiling first, then trim out the walls before painting with a roller.

8.  Avoid lap marks by rolling the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge.

9.  Roll paint along the edges where you’ve already trimmed with a paint brush for consistent texture.  The trim should still be taped off to avoid paint splatter.

10.  Let the paint dry then gently remove the tape for a perfect edge.

These 10 interior painting tips will get you started in the right direction.

Guest Bathroom Addition

Guest Bathroom Addition

Interior Painting Tips – Call The Experts

If your project seems too big to tackle on your own, you can always get a free estimate from a professional painting contractor.  Make sure they are licensed and bonded and ask for referrals.

Interior Painting Tips – Local Areas We Serve

Oregon: Beaverton, Bend, Canby, Central Oregon, Clackamas, Dayton, Dundee, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Hood River, Keizer, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Newberg, Oregon City, Portland, Sherwood, St. Paul, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, Woodburn and more.

Washington: Bellingham, Bremerton, Camas, Centralia, Chehalis, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Kalama, Kelso, Kent, Kirkland, Long Beach, Olympia, Pasco, Port Townsend, Ridgefield, Seattle, Vancouver, Woodland and more.

Champion Property Improvement is a preferred painting contractor in Oregon and Washington. Call us today for a free consultation at 503-969-6613. We’d love to earn your business!