Painting the inside of your house is a great way to improve the look and feel of your living space. Its also important to protect surfaces from wear and tear, and a fresh coat applied with care is a great way to do it. Today’s interior paints come in a variety of stylish colors and finishes, allowing you to get any style you can think of, including many faux-finish options.
If you are thinking of painting the inside of your home, you might want to start the process by learning about current colour trends and products. Visit your local independent or name brand paint store (avoid “big box” stores). Their staff will be able to recommend product lines, and they can give you paint swatches and colour literature to guide the selection process. If you are adventurous you can explore textured finishes and even wallpaper. And once you have some favorite colours chosen, get sample pots to try it out on your walls.
The next step will be actually applying the paint! Consider hiring a reputable painting company to make sure your painting project is successful. Professional painters know the best techniques and have all the right tools to get the work done right and surprisingly efficiently, allowing you to get back to your normal schedule as soon as possible.
If you you want to DIY, remember that preparation is the often overlooked yet most important step to any paint job. Clean surfaces as needed, scrape and sand, etc. You want to fill gouges, cracks and other imperfections with fillers and caulking for a smooth finish. Explore our articles for more tips and information of how to be successful at interior painting.