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7 Interior Painting Tips

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One of the ways you can have fun and bond with your loved ones is to engage in interior painting together. If you keep essential tips in mind, you would realise that you do not have to spend money on painters because it is something that brings out your creativity and doesn’t require too many complexities.

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So, if you’re already planning to change your interior and you have picked the colours of paint that you would like to see on your walls, the seven tips shared in this article should help you on your journey to achieving the home of your dreams.

If you decide to take interior painting as a career after painting your home, these tips will help you go a long way, so you take them seriously.

1. Try not to get the lap marks

If you unevenly lap paint, you will notice lap marks on your wall. If you roll over your colour on a dry part or on a half dried part of your wall, there is no way you can avoid the lap marks on your wall. If your area of residence is a dry and warm one, then you shouldn’t consider using latex paint because they do not take more than a minute to dry up.

If you must avoid such a situation, then the best thing you can do is to maintain a wet edge. Once you keep a damp side, every stroke you make with neatly overlap the previous one and give you a smooth painting, and you will not have to bother about lap marks.

To maintain the wet edge, the best place to start is from a corner. Slightly move over with each stroke and run your roller up and down until you have covered your entire walls. As soon as you see your roller getting dried, quickly reload it with paint.

Make sure that your roller is at least half loaded at all times. The open side of your ruler should be directed towards the part of your world that has already been painted.

This entire process will help you get a smooth finish without any lap marks on your wall; that way it will be difficult to convince your visitors that a professional didn’t do the painting job for you.

2. Make consistent colour

If you have chosen a specific colour, you want to use, and you have more than one kind of it it is advisable that you get a big bucket and makes all the kinds of that colour of paints in the bucket. The reason why you have to do this is that two different types of the same colour can come in different shades.

When you mix all the cans of that particular colour together, you would be able to achieve consistency, and that will go a long way to give your house a uniform look when you’re done with the painting.


When you paint your walls with the same colour from different kinds, a noticeable difference would appear, and that is not what you want, at the end of a stressful day of painting.

It is advised that if you’re going to use a particular colour, you should purchase a big can that would be enough to paint the area of your house that needs that colour. It is a better option instead of getting several small cans of that colour of paint.

3. Get the perfect edge

When your painted walls are dry, it is best that you cut the tape you use to mark the line to lose instead of violently pulling them off the wall. If you forcibly remove the tape from the wall, it may pull off the paint and leave your wall looking dented and ugly.

A thin film will be formed between the tape and your wall, so when you possibly take off the tape, you would be ruining your hard work.

As a matter of fact, the best thing you should do is leave your wall to dry before obliterating the tape. Usually, it will take your walls 24 hours to dry properly. To slice off the tape perfectly, you must begin from the area of the world where the paint has completely dried up.

Some people are very impatient that they decide to take off the tape when the colour is still coming, but if you want your wall to look flawless, then patience is critical.

4. Trim followed by ceiling and walls

When painting your interior, it is essential that you follow a particular order. Usually, when professional painters start working, they begin with the trim of the walls, followed by the ceilings, Before they start painting the wall.

The reason why this method is adopted is that it makes the work easier to finish and a lot faster.

The exciting thing about trim painting is that it doesn’t require being extra careful or very neat, all that you need is a smooth consistency. If the trim paint spills all over your wall, you don’t have to bother much because you can handle them later.

It also takes as long as 24 hours for the trim paint to dry so you need to be very patient if you must get the best outcome. You can take off the tapes much later then begin your work from the ceiling down to the walls.


5. Avoid a blotchy finish

If you’re not a professional painter, the chances are that you would get a blotchy finish at the end of your paint job. Inconsistent sheen becomes very obvious at this point. The cracks and the holes on your walls will be a culprit.

Also if you have porous fillers on your walls, they would suck most of your pins and have your job looking down at the end.

These flaws may not be visible when your room is dark, but as soon as there is light they would become very evident, and you would be disappointed at how terrible your house would look.

To avoid dealing with this problem, it is advised that you feel the patches before you begin painting. A coat of primer is not a bad idea before you start your paint job if you really want to get the best outcome.

A layer of the primer can help to eliminate any unnecessary texture and flashing when you are done with the painting. What a primer does is to help you feel all the patches so that your paint job comes out flawless and beautiful.

6. work on the dirty surface

Don’t be too lazy to clean your walls before you begin your painting neatly. You are cleaning your walls of every grease stain orders before painting will provide you with a neat job when you’re done.

If you apply paint on a dirty surface what you should expect is that after a while it will begin to peel off and you do not want that. To nicely clean your walls before painting you can use a de-glosser or a multi-purpose heavy duty cleaner.

These wall cleaners work pretty well over any kind of surface so you don’t have to worry about whether or not they would clean your walls the way you want.

7. Buy high-quality paint sprayers brushes and rollers

If you want your house to look amazing, then be ready to invest in high-quality paints and high-quality tools for painting. You can check online for all the best paint sprayers brushes and rollers that you can get at affordable prices.

Let us know if you find this piece of writing helpful.Please leave a comment below.

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Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.

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  1. I like that you said that if I try to paint an interior wall myself, I would most likely have a blotchy finish with inconsistent sheen. My mom and I are opening a boutique shop downtown by next month. We just need to fix and design the shop we’re leasing downtown, and we’re good to go. Perhaps we should hire a commercial interior painting service to ensure that the paint job would be beautiful instead of painting the walls ourselves. Hopefully, my mom would agree. Thanks for this, Emmanuella!


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