The Complete Interior Painting Guide

painterNo doubt the rain has arrived in the Northwest moving us from projects outside to the indoors.  Get a jump start on a fresh new look just in time for the holiday gatherings and family time spent indoors.

Interior painting is the fastest way to change your living space and with some insider tips, the easiest.  Once completed it will transform your living space.  Most homeowners can paint rooms with a little guidance, a bit of patience, and practice.  We hope that the links below can provide you with a road map to a successfully painting a room within your home.

Just stop by Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co or Hartnagel Building Supply and either of our paint specialists, Denise or Coy would be happy to show you new color trends, pro tricks of the trade and whole room design options.

plWhich Paint?

Lets start first with what kind of paint you’ll need for certain areas of the home.  Pratt and Lambert offers a variety of premium interior paints that promise beautiful results for any style, any budget – and every home.

Interior paint selector for Pratt and Lambert.

swatches2Which Color?

We all have our specific color tastes. How different colors interact can be difficult to predict and have a large affect on emotion. Sometimes the best way to start is with something you and your family have a positive attachment to. Compare artwork that you like, the colors in a throw pillow or rug or some of the colors you already have in your home.  These can all be great starting points for your color search. Choosing color is often the toughest part of painting and is often a process of elimanation through obtaining paint swatches and painting small sections of wall for comparisons. Click below for the top tips on choosing interior paint colors.

How to choose interior paint colors.

brushesWhich Brush/Roller?

The outcome of most jobs are as good as the tools you choose.  Picking the right brush and roller is as important as the right paint and a small investment can be the difference between good and great.  Bunnings Warehouse has a great general post on how to select the right paint brushes and rollers and Wooster has a great “Brush & Roller Advisor” to help in choosing the right brush for the job.

How to select the right brush and roller.

Wooster Brush Advisor.
Wooster Roller Advisor.

paint-accesoriesWhat accessories will I need?

Having the right supportive cast of tools to do the job will save you time and make your paint job look like a professional came in and did it. 90% of a great paint job is prep.  Here’s a short list of items need along with you paint, brushes and rollers.  Be sure when purchasing your painting supplies that you take full advantage of our paint specialists.  They have countless years in the industry and are there to help in making your painting project come out great!

Masking Tape – creates smooth lines and protects between walls, ceiling, baseboards and flooring.

Drop cloth – plastic or canvas to protect flooring and furniture.

Bucket and grid –  it will keep you painting instead of constantly refilling a roller tray.

Gloves – keep those hands clean!

Rags – for the inevitable drip and splatter.  It’s easier to clean wet paint than dried!

How to paint your interior space.

You’re all prepared and ready.  Time to put the brush to wall!  This Old House has a great page devoted to proper paint application to an interior space.

How to paint a room.

 

 

 

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