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5 Things to Know About Interior Paint

Painting your home interior seems like a daunting task, and that’s because it is! It is a huge project undertaking, but it can seem a little less intimidating when you keep these five things in mind!

 5 Things You Should Know About Interior Paint (1)

1.  Prep Is Important

Prepping the walls prior to painting is just as important as the actually painting! Make sure that you scrape, sand, or patch any holes or blemishes on the wall. Great tip from Popular Mechanics.

5 Things You Should Know About Interior Paint

 

2.  Canvas is Better Than Plastic

When you are faced with the task of buying drop cloths, the painters at Popular Mechanics recommend choosing canvas over plastic. Canvas lays better, is safer, and all in all just protects your items better.

5 Things You Should Know About Interior Paint

3. Storing Your Paint

If you decided to tackle a two day job, clean up is surprisingly easy. You don’t even have to clean the brushes! Simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, you may even want to double up, just to keep any air out!

5 Things You Should Know About Interior Paint

4. Paint the Trim First

Okay, now this just makes sense. Instead of worrying about keeping your freshly painted walls clean, paint the trim first! This saves time and effort when it comes to taping the area. A seriously great idea from Family Handy Man.

5 Things You Should Know About Interior Paint

5. Primer

Primer by itself is important, but it is just as important to tint the primer with a top coat before you begin your project.

5 Things You Should Know About Interior Paint