A Complete Guide to Interior Painting

So you want to spruce up a room or two in your home? That is great! A fresh coat of paint can add uniqueness, charm, and your own personality into your home. Before we get too excited, let’s lay some ground rules. Interior painting is the application of paint in the interior space of a property. You can transform the look of a room or your entire house just by using paint! To start, here are some tips we always recommend when painting the interior of your home. We will discuss visualization, choosing colors, prep work, and helpful tools and applications.

Step One: Visualization.

Before we can dip our brushes into a new can of paint we have to have our goal in mind. Ask yourself, what is the purpose of this room? What do I want myself or others to feel when they enter it? Is this a social space or an intimate space? What is my inspiration for the room? These are all great questions that factor into our interior painting decisions. 

Step Two: Choose Colors for your Interior Painting Project.

Now that we have an idea in mind of what our goal is for the space we are painting, let’s consider colors. Light colors can make a room look larger. Bolder colors can breathe life into a rather dull space. If you are thinking about a combination of colors, make sure they are complementary to one another. When picking out colors one must also consider the paint finish. The interior painting experts at Southern Perfection Painting Inc. would advise to match the finish to the room you’re painting and its function. For example, satin and gloss finishes would do well in highly-trafficked areas. 

interior painting tools needed to complete an interior painting DIY project

Step Three: Prep Work.

Prep work is vital! It can be time consuming in the beginning, but we promise you it will save you time and money in the long run. Don’t cut corners here. Wash your walls, remove switch plates, sand and tape in necessary areas. These are crucial to your interior painting project because these imperfections could show up at the end of your project. 

Step Four: Helpful Interior Painting Tools & Applications.

Invest in high-quality tools. It will be worth it, we promise. Here are some SPPI trade secrets: nylon bristle brushes for water-based paint, natural-bristle brushes for oil-based paint and foam brushes for intricate work. Rollers save time while an extension pole might save your back.

SPPI Pro TIp: Combine paint gallons for uniformity. Pouring all your paint into one large, sealable bucket isn’t just a convenience measure; it allows you to stir the entire batch together to ensure uniformity of color.

While we provide interior painting services, we also cheer on and help inform DIY home projects that you decide to tackle yourself. Be sure to check out our other blogs for more tips and educational information.

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