Painting 101- A Beginner’s Guide to Interior Painting

It’s the beginning of the year and we are all itching for a change, so here is your guide to interior painting. Whether you’re patching a hole in the wall, painting a room or the entire house, Southern Perfection Painting Inc. has all the tips you need to paint like a professional.

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1. Prepwork is Vital. 

Do you want to save time and money on your painting project? Then preparation work is vital! Cutting out the prep work slows down your project and will leave you with a space that looks unpolished. Take the time to wash your walls, remove your switchblades, patch and sand any nicks in the wall, and tape down your borders.  

2. Don’t Skip the Primer.

Primer is the bread to your paint’s butter. You can either do a coat of primer before starting to paint or consider a paint that has a primer mixed in. Behr products are widely known for their interior paint and primer line. Whichever path you choose, primer cannot be forgotten! 

3. Invest in Quality Tools.

Another way to save time on your painting project is to invest in quality tools. If you don’t want to hire a professional, you can paint like a professional with high quality materials. Consider the paint brushes you select, if a paint roller is needed along with a tray, extension tools and more. 

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4. Review Different Paint Finishes.

Think about the kind of space you are trying to create in your home. Are we going for modern and matte? Intimate and satin? Showy with a side of gloss? Review the different paint finishes that are available to you.  

5. Store Excess Paint Properly.

A mistake homeowners make after completing their home project is throwing their paint away once the project is done. Do not do this! Keep your leftover paint, label the color, and store it where you can get to it. You never know when you might need a fresh coach of paint on a patch or scratch. 

Best of luck on your project! If you’d like some expert advice you can talk to the pros. Southern Perfection Painting Inc. provides free in-person and virtual consultations. Use this guide to interior painting to help keep you on task and on time.

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Southern Perfection Painting, Inc. can quickly and expertly paint your interiors and exteriors.

We have residential and commercial painters ready to provide you with the expertise required to bring your vision to life. We will then determine the best way to paint your residence or office and share with you our recommendations. Learn more about our free estimate and 100% guarantee now.

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  • Quick initial phone complimentary consultation.
  • Complimentary virtual visits, and in-person visits by our customer advocate team to evaluate are available. (For residential projects only.)
  • Delivery of a recommended plan that will take you from concept to completion.
  • Dedicated and experienced team of interior and exterior painters.

Reach out to us for a free estimate and consultation to help you choose the best option.

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