Painting Tips and Tricks

exterior house painting grove cityOne of the easiest way to make a room look fresh and new is to paint it. There are proper painting techniques, such as how to paint a wall and how to paint a ceiling. With them, you can have your room done with minimal effort and money. One of the most important thing to remember is to begin with the ceiling and then move on to the walls.

Before you do anything, the room must be prepared. Remove all the furniture and lay drop cloths on the floor. This is especially important if you have carpet. If there is furniture or appliances that would be too difficult to move, then just move them out from the walls and cover them with drop cloths. At this point, some people choose to use painters tape to tape off all the room’s trim.

After the room is clear, start with a fresh pallet by washing down the ceiling in walls with a bucket of warm water and a small amount of gentle dish soap and a sponge. This will effectively clean away any dirt, dust, or greasy spots. Be sure to rinse the room with fresh warm water to get rid of any remaining soap.

When you have all your painting supplies set up, you will want to start in a corner of the room with a small trim brush. You will be painting a three to four inch strip along the top perimeter of the room where the walls meet the ceiling. If you do it one side at a time and alternate between painting the ceiling and cutting in the perimeter, there will not be any visible line between them.

home painters grove city ohioAfter you have completed your top perimeters, you can use a roller to paint the ceiling. If you have a high ceiling, a roller extension rod will come in handy. Begin by making sure that the roller is not dripping with excess paint and start rolling paint in a top corner. Be sure to gently blend in the top edges of the perimeter paint with the ceiling. Roll across the width of the ceiling instead of the length to ensure good coverage.

When you have painted the ceiling and it is dry, then you can paint the walls. Again, you will be cutting in corners. This time, trim each corner of the room from the ceiling to the floor. Trim a line about four inches wide around all of your trim, doors, and windows. After the corners are complete, begin rolling in the walls. If you make a four by four foot “W” pattern and fill them in as you go, it makes paint rolling much more efficient.

It will take a little while for the walls to completely dry. Now, you will need to put tape where the trim meets the wall. You will want to paint all the moldings, door and window frames and baseboards with a small trim brush. Again, start from the top to the bottom so you can catch any drips. The final thing to paint will be your baseboards. After everything is dry, you can clean up and enjoy your new room!

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Grove City House Painting

Grove City House Painting
Grove City, Oh 43123
(614) 918-4195