Interior painting: What you should know

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The time has come when you want to renovate your home with interior painting or change the environment of your home a little, where you spend several hours and several nice moments.

We all want the moments and hours we spend at home to be the most pleasant and bright environment.

Usually we do not all have the time, the mood or the money to make big and many changes at home. On the contrary, sometimes we do not maintain it in the condition we should or would like.

Choosing Colors – How to do it right?

When choosing colors, keep in mind that on large surfaces, soft colors and shades are used that are characterized by the decorators as more relaxing for the eye.

In opposite cases such as columns, beams, small recesses in the wall we can create with the use of intense colors and styles even with colors different from the main color of the wall.

For example, we can use a light blue as the main color of the wall on its large surface and as a secondary a light orange on the beams and columns.

This is suggested because light colors create the feeling of a larger space as opposed to dark colors that make the space smaller. It is also important that the combination of colors, if there is more than one, in the same room have similar shades.

This rests and relaxes the eye. Whatever color you decide upon, that look can be further enhanced by the type of shutter hinges used.

Why choose interior painting for home renovation?

The easiest, most immediate and economical solution is to paint the walls inside your home. Painting a house internally is an immediate renewal of our space and something that changes our mood immediately.

After all, oil painters usually recommend, between the ages of three and five, freshening the walls, especially in smokers’ houses or in houses with small children. However, it is important to see what we need to think about before and during the painting, as well as to see the cost estimate of the work that will be needed and if we will finally want to do it and get into the process.

Also, whether you want to sell your house or just rent the house it is good to paint it before to upgrade it.

What are the ideal conditions for painting the house internally?

The ideal conditions for painting a house in general are the sunny and warm days of summer. These conditions help both to dry the walls more easily and to the fact that you can keep the windows open so that the smell is not so strong.

How to prepare for the interior painting of the house?

First of all, it is important to protect the furniture, windows, doors and sockets. It is good to lay old sheets or fabrics in general on the floor and on furniture that does not move so easily.

What preparation is done on the walls before painting?

Walls that often have holes, cracks or even brittle surfaces must be plastered to create a smooth surface. Sometimes you need to sand the surface of your wall with sandpaper to create the ideal surface for oil painting.

Plastering is the next step to be done and creates a field of protection of the wall from cracks.

Finally, the wall is primed in order to strengthen the insulation of the wall and the ceiling.

Starting interior painting in your home

First, you need to dilute the paint in a large enough bucket to maintain the color homogeneity.

Then the corners, the skirting boards and the difficult points of the space are painted with the brushes, which, as the oil painters call them, are the necessary “cuts”.
The cuts are made by placing paper tape on a skirting board for more protection from any mistakes in the cuts always before painting the large surfaces to make clear the boundaries of the wall and to facilitate the subsequent work.

Important tip: For the protection of the skirting boards you can put paper tape so that you can be completely sure that paint will not escape on the skirting board or even on the floor.

Then the large surfaces are painted with a roller.


Here’s a tip: The movement you have to do when painting with the roller is from bottom to top and from top to bottom in W style, without lifting the roller from the wall. From the look of the wall, it also shows if a second hand is definitely needed or if it is not needed.

Finally, keep in mind at the end of the day, despite all the fatigue, to wash the brushes and rollers so that the paint does not dry on them and you can use them the next day.

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