Friday, March 25, 2011
Tips For Doing a Professional Job in Interior House Painting in Deerfield
As a professional house painter here are some important tips to help when doing the interior house painting in Deerfield.
Before starting any interior house painting or prep work, take down curtain rods, pictures, nails, remove wall socket covers.
Next, lightly sand the walls and the ceiling with a pole-sander. This helps remove cobwebs and any paint buggers left from the last paint job.
Now you’re ready to roll out the ceiling. I use a flat white ceiling paint on bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and hallways.
While waiting for the ceiling to dry between coats, start cutting in the walls in the corners and around the woodwork and around windows using a 2” angular brush. Don’t bother cutting in near the ceiling line until you have the second (finish) coat on the ceiling complete.
Once the ceiling is completed, roll out the walls with the primary coat of paint.
Now after the walls are first coated and dry, look for drywall cracks and small holes that need fixing. Dig or score them out a little, sand and fill with lightweight drywall joint compound.
Tiny nail holes seem to dish outward even after you sand them. #9.) If you are not putting pictures or curtain rod brackets back up in the same places go ahead and fill the holes you don’t want and sand smooth when dry also.
If any of the holes that held curtain rods or anything else didn’t tightened up well, use “drywall anchors”. A proper drywall anchor is a spiral-shaped plastic screw plug that comes with it’s own metal screw in the center. For plaster use regular smooth anchors.
After the drywall defects are repaired and dry (usually by the end of the day), sand with a light sand sponge until smooth. Second coat the ones that need more with another thin coat of drywall compound.
The next step is to prime all of the repaired areas that you fixed and sanded. Once they are primed and dry, make sure they look smooth. If not, put another light coat of drywall compound on them and re-sand when dry.
If you see stains (ink or crayon marks) lightly sand them out most of the way. You can use a product called “Bin”, which is a shellac primer. Another primer is called Krylon “Fusion”. Both are available in an arousal spray and will block “bleed-thru” stains. Cover the area with drops before spraying because the spray does travel.
Now it is time to cut in at the top of the four walls along the ceiling line doing two coats. Now you can finish the walls with the final coat of paint.
Once the room is dry, the last thing needed is the top final coat of paint on the woodwork.
Posted on 03/25 at 05:02 AM