Several years ago the most common way to decorate your home interior was by using paneling. Back then it was a very stylish and an interesting look that everyone wanted and enjoyed but today, this look is not only not ‘in’ but the paneling has probably seen better days. This is the bad news but the good news is these outdated panels can be painted and given a whole new look. Interior painting for residential homes does extend to more than just painting plain plastered walls. To paint that unwanted paneling it will be necessary to follow a few simple preparation steps.
Knockdown: Also known as splatter. This texture is accomplished by spraying globs of drywall mud onto the walls. After a period of drying but still moist, the resulting “splatter” is then smoothed with large flat plastic knockdown knife. Knockdown texture ranges from small and dense to large and sparse. Emulating this texture can be difficult.
Before you begin to paint the room, be sure that you have fully prepared the working area. You should remove anything that can be removed, such as outlet covers. Then, wash the walls thoroughly to remove any type of dust or debris. The next step is tape off the room, making sure you cover any surface that you do not wish to paint. If there are any holes, use a patching compound or filler to repair them. Prime the surface if needed. The cleaning process is the most often skipped step in the painting and decorating business, however it is the step that gives you that ultra professional look.
Finally, let colors unify and complement one another in your interior painting ideas. The key to intermingling multiple floral plus graphic checks in one space is to select patterns that share a common palette.
Fluorescent Light – pinchbeck decorator without a fluorescent light is nearly impossible, especially on a cloudy day. Fluorescent light is a nice white light that is great for painting and shows up the colors in their true form.
Also, you will want to spend some time at a number of dissimilar paint stores exploring different types of paint and different types of finish. The subtelties of a paint can make all of the difference in the world.
Wear clothing that is comfortable and that you don’t care about getting drips on. Hair covering is a must. Wear a cap or some other form of protection. To prevent tracking paint through the house, slip on shoes are a good idea. Alternately, a spare pair of shoes placed in doorways can remind you to take off your paint splattered shoes.
Baseboards and any molding are the final step in interior painting and should be done with a brush. After the paint has thoroughly dried, check to see if a second coat is needed. The instructions on the can often have recommendations regarding this. Check to see if any spots need some touch up. Use a rag dampened with paint remover to rub out any unwanted drips. On glass, a razor blade can be used to scrape paint away.