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Preparing a Room For Painting

Preparing a room for painting is the single most important step when painting a room. Incomplete or improper preparation is the only way to fail before you even start. Proper preparation will save your time, money, and sanity in the long run.

First, clear the room of all furnishings, decorations, light and outlet covers. The more you can get out of the room, the easier you'll be able to move around...and the less you'll have to worry about ruining with paint.
Then, move anything that can't be removed to the center of the room and cover it in plastic to protect against splatters of paint. Make sure it is covered completely, because paint has a habit of getting into places you don't expect it. Afterwards, give the room a complete cleaning with a mop and/or a vacuum cleaner.

It is better to paint the walls first before the woodwork, but it can be varied.

Before you begin painting a room, it’s also important to cover all holes and edges of the room as well as to clean the walls and surfaces to be painted. We will tell you more about it in our future posts.

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3 comments
Edward

Thank you for such an interesting article! Actually, painting is one of my favorite topics when it comes to renovation of my house. Though many consider it to be simple, it sure isn’t. I’m glad that you explained the main points of successful room painting. However, I hope you will pay your attention to some additional recommendations that make the process of painting even easier and lead to an even greater result. Thanks again!

Nina

I totally agree with you, painting can be described in a lot more aspects. Still, for beginners, it is the No. 1 set of recommendations that the author has described here.

John

Every word you say here is true because I myself have experienced it lately. Painting a room is not an easy task at all and such tips help a lot when you don’t know where to start. I sincerely hope you won’t stop only on painting and will describe other interesting topics, which are related not only to renovation but also to other services you provide. I’m looking forward to your future posts, they’re very informative and sometimes even educational.

Miranda
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