Interior House Painting and the Importance of Surface Preparation

Interior house painting can be a tedious task because often you have to go to great lengths to keep your area clean and paint-free. Large painting projects like an interior painting makeover or a repainting of your living room require you to break the project down into smaller, more manageable sections.

There’s more to a great paint job than the famous blue tape.

CertaPro generally breaks down its interior house painting projects into five easy steps. Although each step is a simple task, to achieve the best paint job possible, each step needs to be performed with a close attention to detail. Depending on the project, the most important step in the process could well be the surface preparation. Although painting is the fun part, it is impossible to achieve a masterpiece without an immaculate canvas.


1. Set-up

a. To begin your interior house painting Items are placed in the center of the room and covered with clean, new plastic sheeting. All floors are protected with drop cloths. This step is crucial for the well being of your home. Should any paint drops fall astray of their target, you will want to have something there to catch it before it damages your carpet, furnishings, or anything else you don’t want to add polka-dots to!

2. Prepare

a. Surface preparation is the most important step in the process next to the actual painting. To have an extraordinary paint job you must begin with an immaculate surface and to have an immaculate surface you must see to it that every detail is accounted for. Holes and cracks in ceilings and walls must be filled; stains should be sealed, and surfaces that require it need to be scuff sanded.

3. Paint

a. Once the surface has been properly prepared for the application of paint, the fun part begins! The area to be painted is primed and the premium paint of your choice is applied to a beautiful uniform finish.

4. Clean

a. After the paint has begun to dry your CertaPro interior house painting professional will return your home or your area to the condition they found it in before they started their project. Furniture and accessories will be moved back to their desired locations. Floors and carpets are vacuumed and swept. All painting materials and equipment are removed.

5. Inspect

a. Finally, after the paint has completely dried, your CertaPro painter will inspect every inch of their work and perform any touch up necessary. Once their inspection is completed, you are invited to inspect the final project and asked to fill out the feedback card for the interior house painting job and crew.

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