Tips on How to Paint Indoor Walls
So you have decided to paint the indoor walls of your house yourself. This will save you a lot of money, but it will require some effort and preparation. There are some tips you should take into consideration when painting indoor walls that will make your job much easier and much more pleasurable. This should not be a daunting task or a brave undertaking, and once you learn the ropes you can renovate your home more often, because you will not have to spend the money you could spend on materials on a professional.
First of all make sure you have all your tools and materials handy. Starting and stopping in the middle of painting indoor walls can be quite tiresome and time wasting. Make sure that you take out all of the furniture out of the room. Then lay down plastic bags on the floor to protect it from drips, and put masking tape on any surface that you need to protect. Have some alcohol handy and some wall cleaner. Remove the dust, grease and any other filth before you apply any paint. Also make sure to remove any paint chips and sand away any imperfections. This way the new layer of paint you will apply will not have any imperfections and it will not chip away.
Before you start painting indoor walls you should also look up some articles online about paint sheen. Paint sheen is the amount of light paint reflects and its resistance to wiping, scrubbing and staining. You should become familiar with the different types of sheen before deciding what paint to use. As a rule of thumb you should use paints with higher sheen for surfaces that might be stained, like kitchen walls, and lower sheen paints for places that are unlikely to be stained like ceilings and bedroom walls.