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Oct 01, 2022

Get Your Home Ready for Interior Painting

Painting the inside of your home is an exciting prospect. Your walls will look nice and clean, and every room will feel brand new in all the colors you picked out. But before you get to have the experience of having a freshly-painted home, you have to get your house ready for interior painting. Whether you are calling in the pros or doing it yourself, there is a lot of prep work to do before you get down to painting.

Get your home ready for interior painting with this handy guide from the pros at Painters Etcetera.


Protect Your Furniture

You want paint on the walls, not on the furniture. You can move small pieces of furniture out of the areas that are being painted and keep them in your garage, basement, or another room until the painting is complete. With larger items, like your couch or dining room table, taking them out of the room isn’t an option. For those pieces, you should push them to the center of the room and cover them with a tarp or drop cloth.  

Take Away the Small Stuff

There’s more than just furniture in a room, and most of that stuff is much easier to move. Take down pictures, box up nicknacks and decorations, take down curtains, and roll up area rugs. Anything that is easy to take out of the room will be much safer from paint somewhere else in your house.  

Get the Walls Ready

You’ve already taken the pictures and art off the walls, but that’s not all you need to do to prep the walls for painting. Remove the light switch and outlet covers; it’s much easier to screw them back in rather than taping them off. Next, fill in any holes or cracks with spackle and then sand those spots down after they dry.  

Create Temporary Living Spaces

If painters are working in your kitchen, living room, or bedrooms, you’ll need somewhere else to cook, hang out, or sleep until they are ready. You can’t use those rooms while the painting is going on, and you will also have to wait a few days after the painting is finished. You don’t want to breathe in the fumes from wet paint, so you want to have other areas in your house set up until the paint dries.   interior painting

Professional Interior Painting by Painters Etcetera

Many people choose to paint their homes themselves, but nothing compares to a professional interior painting job. Our team at Painters Etcetera has decades of experience painting both modern and older homes.

Contact us at 978-443-3673 in Sudbury or 508-429-2040 in Holliston.