Interior House Painting Tips and Techniques for the Perfect Paint Job

24 . 06 . 2019

Painting the interior of your home can be an excellent way to breathe new life into the space, and ensure it looks clean, fashionable, and in line with your architectural style and décor – no matter how old the home! We’ve compiled a list of some of the interior house painting tips and techniques that we use whenever we’re on the job, so you can get the perfect finish too!

  1. Purchase quality products
    Using premium paints and good quality brushes and rollers is an excellent way to increase your chances of success. Not only will the paints go on to the wall smoother and the bristles won’t fall into the wet paint, you can also be confident that the paint itself will look its best for years to come.
  2. Clean and prime the walls
    This is a must! Whether they are fresh walls that are being painted for the very first time or they have seen years of use (and multiple wallpaper changes), a quick sand, dust and wipe down is critical. An undercoat is required on new walls and on repairs. This will allow the paint to adhere to the surface properly. Two coats is needed to achieve the true colour and sheen level.
  3. Sand in-between coats
    This will ensure an ultra-smooth finish, as any bumps or dribbles that occurred during the previous coat will be wiped away. However, it’s important that you only sand when the paint is completely dry, and that you clean away the dust to remove any last particles that could create a grainy texture.
  4. Trim, Trim, Trim
    Another great tip to ensure clean, crisp edges when interior house painting is to trim! Using painters tape, we recommend lining the edges of the skirting boards, architraves and windows – essentially, anywhere where one colour meets another, unless you use a professional trades person. This will keep the paints from mixing and stop you from accidently getting paint where you shouldn’t.
  5. Partner with a Professional
    Our last – and most important – tip is to partner with a professional painter! Interior house painting can seem easy at first glance, but it can quickly become overwhelming once you begin. Not only that, the difference between the work of a professional and an amateur is easy to spot and can even devalue your home! For the perfect paint job, partner with a professional. You’ll save time and money, and you can enjoy an attractive finish for years to come.

Whilst there are definitely a number of ways to improve the appearance of your paint job, there is no doubt about it, if you want that perfect and long lasting finish, you need to work with a professional team. At Living Colours, we have over 40 years’ experience in high-end painting projects and offer impeccable service every time.

To partner with Living Colours, please call 0417 783 126 today – we’re here to help!

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