Interior painting is considerably the quickest and most cost efficient way to improve the overall look of your room, or even your entire house by solely using paint. The process is fairly simple and you can do it on your own. Moreover, D.I.Y. interior house painting is not as expensive as compared with having someone to paint the room for you. Also, the overall cost of interior painting is substantially more inexpensive than buying a new furniture, carpet or other new home improvements. The key here is to choose the right color to change the vibe of your room, and transform it into a more pleasant living space.
TIP: use vibrant or dark color paints to spice up a dull and boring room. But it is important to take note that these colors can be difficult to apply.
Assigning one specific corner of your room for a vibrant color can make a great accent to your room, without making it too overpowering. Also, painting just a single corner or portion of your room involves less work. So overall, this trick can make your D.I.Y. interior house painting less daunting. Although a D.I.Y. home interior painting can be a whole lot cheaper than having a professional to do it, there are also a few drawbacks that one needs to consider before jumping right into it.
Do-it-yourself home interior painting involves a lot of time, effort and patience on your part. This may not be a good idea if you have a 9-5 job. But the good news is, you can alleviate and make this task a less daunting one by simply having a plan. This involves determining all the needed materials and understanding all the steps and process involved.
Step-by-step Process of Interior Painting
#1 Home interior paint planning
Before you start with the interior painting process, it is important to take a moment to put all your plans together. By having an initial planning stage, you can identify perceivable problem areas that you may encounter along the way, and find solutions to counter these problems.
#2 Protecting your room furnitures
More likely than not, if you’re renovating a room there will be furnitures and other things. So to start off, you’ll be needing to either temporarily move all these furnitures away or cover them using painter’s plastic to avoid unwanted paint drippings on your room furnitures.
#3 Remove all outlet and light switch covers
It is important to remove all outlet and light switch covers from your room before you start painting. The reason for this is to avoid unnecessary ragged look to these covers, especially because paint drippings on these covers can be visibly seen and identified.
#4 Prepare to cover your floor
Just like covering your furnitures, it is equally important to cover your floor from unwanted paint drippings as well. Paint splatter and drippings are unavoidable, so covering your floor for about three (3) feet from the intended wall can help in protecting your floor from unnecessary paint splatters.
#5 Set your scaffold and ladders up
Make sure that you have all the necessary equipment and tools needed in order to reach your intended room’s ceiling, as well as the top part of its walls. To help you with this, you can set your scaffoldings and ladders to provide you with extra platform support to reach the high areas and corners of your room.
#6 Patch the walls of your room
After covering the floors of your room and preparing for the needed platform supports, the next important thing that you have to do is to patch the walls of your room. This step is necessary because patching will make the final paintings of your room look even and professionally done.
#7 Cleaning the surface of your walls
This step is often overlooked by most D.I.Y. painters. But cleaning the surface of your walls is an important step in order to make sure that the surface of your wall is relatively clean and free from any unwanted textures.
#8 Use a tape to protect the trim
This step is necessary because a tape helps to create a crisp and smooth line when it’s pulled away.
#9 Cleaning up paint spills
Make sure to wipe away all the paint leaks and spills from the can of your paint using rags and water.
#10 Double checking the paintings
As for the last step for your home interior painting, you need to verify the paintings of your and make sure that your room is nicely covered in equal parts.