15 Interior Home Painting Ideas!


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Interior painting is an excellent way to enhance the beauty of the room. The shade you select for the room can brighten or lighten it

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15 Interior Home Painting Ideas!

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  2. 2. Develop A Color Sense.<br />An interior painting with perfect colors enhances the look of the space. So, for perfect color selection, start your search through shopping, magazines, and brochures.<br />
  3. 3. Test Drive The Color.<br />As the wall colors appear differently in different lighting conditions, take the samples of selected paint and examine them on the walls during the day, the evening, and at night <br />beneath an incandescent light.<br />
  4. 4. One Shade Lighter.<br />When selecting a bold, strong color, take one or two shades lighter, as the shade of the color differs when used as a sample on a small portion and as full color on a big wall.<br />
  5. 5. Scrape It Off.<br />Interior painting is easy and a great job if you prepare the walls thoroughly through scraping off loose paint, filling the holes and cleaning the surfaces. A solution of TSP <br />(trisodium phosphate) is best to clean surfaces.<br />
  6. 6. Choose Warm Days.<br />For best results, start interior painting on warm days so that the paint dries fast, reducing the possibilities for disasters.<br />
  7. 7. Paint Longevity.<br />As doors and windows are permanent fixtures, make sure you <br />choose a good-quality paint that lasts for years. For trimming the windows and doors, use a paint that is formulated <br />to survive for longer period even after <br />repeated cleaning.<br />
  8. 8. Plan In Advance.<br />Start your interior painting with a little planning. Planning <br />your work in advance can make your interior painting go smoother. Generally, start painting from the top-the ceiling, <br />the main body, and then the trim.<br />
  9. 9. Use Shellac.<br />To seal water stains, use shellac. The reason is shellac dries <br />very quickly. To clean shellac, always use alcohol <br />instead of mineral spirits.<br />
  10. 10. Remove Rather Than Mask.<br />The wall items such as electrical plates need to be removed instead of taping. Removing the items is quicker and easier than masking. Cover up only those items that can’t remove. <br />For door/window glass, stick dry newspapers & <br />apply masking tape near all edges.<br />
  11. 11. Store Well!<br />Use a garbage bag to store the painting equipments. This keeps the equipments away from drying out when you stop painting <br />overnight or a few hours. Plastic sandwich bags are <br />best for brushes. It keeps the brush in their shape. <br />For rollers use Ziploc storage bags.<br />
  12. 12. Clean Immediately.<br />It is best to clean the interior painting equipments immediately <br />after finishing its work. To clean the paint brush, be careful and see that the bristles are not getting wet <br />beyond half of their length.<br />
  13. 13. Don’t Let Dry.<br />If the brushes are fully dried out, try soaking them in <br />water-washable paint remover overnight and comb <br />it using bronze wire brushes.<br />
  14. 14. Power Roll Your Paint.<br />To speed up your interior painting, buy or rent a power roller. A power roller is a quicker and very easy roller. It can paint the <br />interior of your home – a hallway, living room, <br />dining room, bedroom and kitchen – in one day.<br />
  15. 15. Go Monochromatic.<br />Use different shades of the same color to add drama and a <br />theme to brighten up your rooms.<br />
  16. 16. Add Room.<br />You would be amazed to see how color can actually add room to <br />your otherwise small space. Let your creativity flow and see the magic you create.<br />