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Key Elements of Painting the Interior of Your Home

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Key Elements of Painting the Interior of Your Home | D&D Painting

Painting the interior of your home can make a big difference in how it looks and feels. A fresh coat of paint can brighten your living room and make it feel brand new. Creative paint choices in a kid’s bedroom can transform a beige box into an exciting and colorful place to be. Lightening up a dark paint color in a small bathroom can make the space seem to expand without adding a single square foot. The list can go on and on about the difference that something as simple as paint can make on the interior of your home. In order to maximize the impact of painting the inside of your home, you need to pay attention to a few key elements. These will help you ensure that you end up with a high-quality finished product that meets your needs and preferences.


Starting with a clean surface is an essential part of ending up with a paint job you are happy to show off. Dust and grime on your walls can impact how the paint adheres to the surface. This can decrease the life of your paint job and cause the finished product to look streaky and blotchy. You can avoid these consequences by properly cleaning the walls before you paint. Walls that are already relatively clean may only need a once over with a damp cloth. More heavy soiled walls may require some scrubbing here and there. Look at the current condition of your walls to determine how much time you need to spend cleaning before you start painting.

Get the proper supplies

Another element of successfully painting the interior of your home is the proper supplies. The brushes and rollers you choose can impact how many coats of paint you have to apply to the wall. They can also affect the look of the finished product. Other supplies to think about are ladders/scaffolding, painter’s tape, drop cloths, and clean-up supplies. The proper supplies can make a huge difference in the speed of the project and the overall quality.

Make the correct paint choices

There are three main elements you need to consider when you choose paint: color, sheen, and quality. Color is typically the first element that people consider when choosing paint. This is a personal choice that you will have to make based off of your preferences and the furnishings you currently have in your home. Another important element to consider is sheen. The sheen of paint is the level of shine that it has to it. This factor impacts how the paint looks as well as the durability. The higher the sheen the more durable the paint typically is so be sure and consider the traffic level of the area you are wanting to paint in order to make the correct sheen choice. Last but not least is the quality of the paint you choose. This is very important because low quality paint will require you to apply more coats and will not last as long as high quality paints.

When you consider each of these elements you will be able to ensure that you get a top-notch finished product. If you need help with any of the steps outlined above, give the pros at D&D Painting a call.

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