When your interior walls become faded, it’s the right time to paint them. If you prefer to hire the services of a professional house painter, you must be able to determine what color scheme you must use, estimated amount of paint in gallon and what kinds of tools and equipment are required to use in the painting process.

There is a wide variety of paint that you can choose from. Once you have chosen the type of paint you want, you can make use of imaging equipment to view how your selected paints will look like when used in painting the interior walls.

The Art of Interior Painting

Interior painting is the process of fixing the interior walls by repainting them so as to improve the beauty and aesthetics of interior design. Interior painting involves several important factors like – selecting the correct color and using it efficiently without much paint wasted. In applying the paint, professional technique is necessary to get good result. If you think you can’t do it perfectly, it would then be advisable to consult a professional painter to estimate the cost of labor. This way, you can achieve the design you want based on your plan and you can save a lot by avoiding rework due to wrong application of paint.

Gathering important information on painting

Before you start painting, it is better to collect any kind of data pertaining to types of interior paints, product range, materials needed and application of professional style and techniques. It is also recommended to determine the kind of primer to be used, proper application of oil-based and latex paints and the right surface preparation prior to painting.

You also need to know about the appropriate application of paint, cleaning-up process, how to store unused paint and health and safety tips. If you want to calculate the amount of gallons required for the whole job, you can utilize a paint estimator tool.

Some of the things needed by interior painters are:

1. Paint brushes

2. Paint rollers

3. Paint ladders

4. Paint drop cloths

5. Screwdrivers

6. Rags

7. Paint scrapers

8. Caulk gun

9. Sandpaper

10. Duster

11. Tape

The following are guidelines for interior painters:

· Discard all faceplates and light covers.

· Take out all the furniture in the room, or put them in the middle and cover them with plastic.

· Cover all areas of the wall with patching as needed, sand and apply primer. Then, caulk all areas covered if required.

· Apply 2nd coat of primer and have it tinted up to 75% of the top paint color.

· Prefer to use a good quality of paint that can be washed easily. Start painting until complete coverage is done.

· Apply second coating to get a finer and shining result.

As a do-it-yourself interior painter, you will be proud to have accomplished something great especially if you are a first-timer. If you are a professional interior painter, this is another excellent job for you to record as proof of your expertise in interior painting.

Article originally published at Source by Matthew Jaworski