Interior Painting

By: Matt Oliver

Having the same decor and color scheme in your home for a lengthy period of time can become drab and boring. Changing something about the interior of your home, whether it is the decorations, color, or furniture, can help add variety. It is possible to transform any room from being dull to one that is vibrant.

Updating the look of the rooms in your home can become a pretty pricey investment. To dramatically change the tone of any room in your home, for a small cost, interior painting is the answer.

When the walls of a room are painted, the look of the entire space is transformed into what feels like a totally different place. Painting a room can help it feel more comfortable and even make it seem more stylish.

Creating a specific mood in a room can also be accomplished through painting. This method of making over a room is not only mood-inducing, but lucrative as well. To give a bedroom a feeling of tranquility you could paint it in a blue or green color. To give any room a more lively feel, especially rooms that see more activity, such as the kitchen or living room, colors like red, yellow, or shades of orange can add the spice that the interior of your home may be looking for.

When painting the interior of your home it is important to make sure that everything is protected. From carpet to furniture to electronics, it is essential that your belongings stay clean and free of paint.

To shield your furniture and other possessions from paint, drop cloths, canvas cloths, and plastic sheeting should be placed over top of these things to make sure that they are not ruined.

It is also vital to cover carpets and floors using some type of sheeting, to guard their appearance as well.

The application of masking tape along the bottoms and tops of the walls can aid in keeping paint out of crevices that may be hard to reach. Covering outlets with masking tape may also be a helpful tool when painting interior walls.

When painting the interior of a home, it is extremely important that you prepare the surface to be painted. Rooms that have surfaces that are in good condition are going to be easier to paint on. Rooms that have surfaces that have seen a good amount of damage will need preparation, done to ensure that the process of painting is as flawless as possible.

There are many different things that can be done to get a surface ready to be painted. Some walls will have small holes and cracks to repair, while others will have more major blemishes that need to be repaired. The surface that needs preparing may also have water spots or could have had a poor paint job the first time around, calling for repairs.

If you guarantee that the surface in which you are going to paint has been properly prepared, the outcome of the new paint job will look that much better.

Interior Design
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Interior Design