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Published on February 17th, 2013 | by Grant Barnard


How To Paint The Interior Of An Entire House – Easy Steps

Obama Painting Interior Wall

Painting the interior of a home is simpler done if done in the proper order. Follow these easy steps to make the interior paint job a superior one!  Even if your just a regular Joe or if your the president of the United States. You can achieve a professional job as a DIY’er.  Here we will let you know our preferred tools and the best steps to painting interiors. In the Indianapolis Metro Area? Contact Grants Painting for your Indianapolis Interior Painter

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First Step Of Painting Your Interior Rooms – Ceilings

The first step is to always paint the ceiling. If you are not painting the interior ceilings then, of course, skip this step. If you can spray the ceilings… Go for it. Otherwise a roller always gets the job done too.

Then You Paint The Interior Trim WorkPainter rolling white paint on trim

  • Spraying Trim – Mostly only Pro’s should even attempt to spray trim with carpet that is not being replaced. With a good quality sprayer and an experienced painter this is the best option.
  • Brushing Trim – Brushing the trim is done BEFORE the walls are painted. This is because it is easier to cut a straight line on the wall and not the tiny edge of the trim. The softer the tip of the brush its the better the trim work will look. Long overlapping brush strokes that end into the last brush stroke is best. The paint can be spread in any way you want but finish with the long overlapping strokes.

Next Step Is To Patch Any Defects

Please be sure to check out our How To Patch article. The reason you are doing this now is simple. The dust from sanding will no longer be getting into your shiny trim paint because it’s already painted and dry.

Then, Painting Interior Walls – Only Brush and Roll

Paint Roller Blue

Painting the walls is the part that actually requires the most skill. The skill is in cutting straight lines. If this is the part that you are having trouble with. There are a few tricks to help. First is to thin the paint that you are brushing. Although this may cause you to have to do three coats, you will be able to get a straighter line. Try not to thin the last coat more than just a few good drops of water. Rolling the paint on is easier if you are using a paint that is designed NOT to spatter. Spatter is the little dots that come flying off the roller when it is moving. We usually use Speedhide, High-Hide, or Silkin Touch. SilkinTouch spatters least out of all of them.

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About the Author

Grant Barnard started painting in 2000 and started Grants Painting in 2008. Originally doing business in northern Indiana, the business was moved to Indianapolis and Greenwood shortly after. Today the Grants Painting has blossomed into a reputable painting contracting company with an ever growing extensive website including our How To DIY Articles. Grants Painting covers all aspects of coatings and specialized in epoxy flooring, interior painting, exterior painting and cabinet painting.

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