Interior Painting: Preparation Tips
Interior home painting can be done effectively all year-round. We normally select brands of paint for all jobs; however, we are always willing to discuss customers preferred brands. We will also consult on the most appropriate finish for a room’s walls and trim. Other decisions, such as the paints final colour, will be left to you. To help you, below are a few tips on preparing for an interior paint job.
What Can I Expect When I Hire Intserv Painting?
When you hire Intserv Painting, you can expect us to bring the right equipment, conduct extensive prep work, and execute the job for long-lasting results.
When you call us, here’s what you get:
ROOM SETUP –
Remove and/or cover furniture, remove all fixtures, cover floors with drop cloths
ROOM PREPERATION –
Sand surfaces, fill holes and cracks, caulk gaps in trim, seal stains, wash surfaces
Prime & undercoat surface as needed, apply paint with proper tools and techniques, apply straight cut lines between walls and trim, and clean up the area
FINAL INSPECTION –
Complete a project walk-around with us, complete final touch-ups where required, clean up the area, and conduct the final project walk around with Intserv Painting.
How Should I Pick My Interior Paint Colour?
As painters we can share more tips with you when you contact us; however, most homeowners find these tips below helpful when selecting an interior paint colour:
IS THE ROOM NARROW OR WIDE?
Dark colours recede, while light colours advance. To make a narrow room wider, paint the end walls dark and the long walls light.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A SMALL ROOM FEEL BIGGER OR SMALLER?
The above applies to small rooms and big rooms. To make a small room look bigger, use lighter shades of paint. To make a large room feel smaller, select darker shades.
HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR CHOSEN COLOUR IN DIFFERENT LIGHTING?
View paint swatches during the day and at night.
IS THE COLOUR UNIFORM?
Choose a single colour to shine in a space; other colours should only be used as accents.
What Type of Paint Do You Use?
We are always more than happy to use the brand of paint you prefer; however, we partner with Dulux ®, Farrow & Ball ®, Zinsser ®, Crown ®, and more.
**Small items of furniture are moved free of charge, for larger items a charge will be incurred.