Tips To Prepare a Room for
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There are things you need to do before you
paint your interior walls. Jeff Schultz Painting
has some tips to help you prepare for painting
A flawless paint job needs a lot of time and
preparation. Painting a room is a process, and
it doesn’t end with picking your interior paint
colors. Jeff Schultz Painting is an expert in the
industry, and we’ve come up with a guide to
help you out.
This guide is the only one you'll ever need if
you're planning to change your indoor paint.
Knowing how to prepare a room for painting
will help make things easier. It will take time
and effort, but it'll be worth it for a hassle-free
paint job ahead.
How To Prepare Your Room for Painting
Before picking up that paint roller, give these
preparation tips a try:
Part I: Clear the Room.
1. Move the furniture out of the way (if
Have someone help you carry furniture out of
the room. If you are painting your bedroom,
take your mattress and beddings out as well.
If you don’t have available space, move
everything to the center of the room you’re
painting. Stack them together and cover them
with plastic. Don’t move heavy furniture by
yourself, ask a friend or family member to
help you out.
2. Remove wall and ceiling decor.
Remove any framed photos or artwork
hanging on your walls, and secure them in a
clean area. If any nails are sticking out, remove
them with a claw hammer.
For the light fixtures, you can either remove or
cover them with plastic before securing them
3. Unscrew switch plates and outlet
Use the appropriate screwdriver to detach
switch plates and outlet covers. Keep the
screws, switch plates, and outlet covers in a
plastic bag to have an easier time re-
installing when you’re done.
Cover exposed outlets and switches with
painter’s tape. Here's a pro tip: leave them
uncovered until you begin painting so you
can switch your lights on and off.