Before you lay down colors, you need to prepare your surface by cleaning it properly. This is necessary so that when you get the colors laid they can shine through. A process like this is known as prepping (the practical process of preparing something). Painting a room can be a long process, but it can go smoothly as long as you take the proper care and precaution.
If you are looking to refresh your walls with colors in a new direction in your home or office, preparing to paint can be just as important as the paint job itself. It is a better idea to hire a professional who can handle and take care of every bit of your covering, preparing your walls, moving furniture and ensuring the necessary clean ups. Here are essential tips for prepping a room for painting:
KNOW THE TYPE, SIZE AND FUNCTION OF THE ROOM
Painting is not done only for the sake of changing colors, colors tell so much about a room but before you think of painting, you have to know the type, size and function of a room before applying any color. A new paint color can improve or alter the mood of a room whether you want to make it intimate, light or cozy. Choose the best color for that mood you desire for the room.
CHOOSING A PAINT COLOR
After considering the type, size and function of the room you want to paint, choosing the right and quality color that will fit in your room matters. Go to a store and get samples of colors, paint a section of your wall, take a deep look at the wall during different times of the day. When you are satisfied with what you see, you can go for the color of your choice that speaks to the mood of your room. Or call a professional to help guide you from start to finish of choosing the right and quality color before any step can come into play.
TAKE OUT ANY FURNITURE, ANYTHING HANGING ON THE WALLS IN THE ROOM
Before painting can commence, have the furniture moved out of the room. Furniture should be moved into a spare room or corridor or even a living room depending on the room you’re painting. Do not try to move your furniture by yourself if it feels heavy. It is better if you can get a partner to help you with this task. Remove all artwork, pictures or anything you may have on your walls before painting.
UNSCREW THE OUTLETS, CLEAN AND COVER THE FLOOR OF THE ROOM
There are tools you need to have when prepping such as a screwdriver to take off the covers around your outlets and switches. After you are done packing out furniture, removing artwork, pictures and unscrewing outlets, cleaning is very necessary from dusting the walls to sweeping. The floors can then be covered after cleaning to avoid paints from coming in contact with them.
Prepping a room before painting is the key to getting that room a suitable color and giving it a nice finish without stress of repainting due to one mistake or another. The painting should be done by a professional but if you choose to do it yourself, with the tips above, you will have a stress free and shining finish to your room.