Winter is a rough season for many reasons, and the cold can prevent us from doing a lot of things. Interior painting does not have to be one of them because if you follow the right steps, you will be able to complete this project easily and will actually get to take advantage of the benefits that the winter season provides. For starters, your paint will dry a lot faster because there is less humidity, so you don’t have to wait for hot temperatures, and the following tips will help you get through your interior painting project in the winter:
Preparation is the key to success, so take the time to prep your interior and gather all of the right materials. Protect your surfaces and your equipment, which you can do by eliminating dirt and dust. Always clean your home before you start painting, as this will provide you with a smooth surface, and you will get the results you are after. Once the interior of your home is clean, place drop cloths to protect your furniture and floors and apply painter’s tape to your baseboards, trim and electrical sockets.
Paint in the Right Order
It is always recommended that you paint your ceiling first, followed by the walls and then the trim. No matter how careful you are, you will end up with drips, spills, and splatter, but this won’t be a problem if you follow the right order.
Strive for Even Strokes
The use of a roller will help tremendously with large spaces and walls, and the use of an extension pole will further help speed up the process. Cover the roller completely with paint before you start and remove any excess paint to prevent drips. Follow the same pattern when applying paint to your walls with the roller and once you’re done painting, pick up your roller carefully off the wall so that there is no mark. These steps will provide you with a smooth and even surface.
No matter how tempting it may be to start applying a second coat, you have to wait until your first coat is completely dry; otherwise, you won’t be happy with the results. Even though it will be cold outside, you can try opening up some of your windows as the winter air will improve drying times and will help speed up the process.
Don’t Forget to Clean Up
This is not a fun step but is a very important part of the process. Wash out the paints from your brushes and dispose of painting materials properly so that they do not harm the environment. Any leftover paint should be stored in a safe place so that it can be used for future touch-ups and remember that the cold weather is the perfect time to apply a fresh coat of paint, which you can do down the road.
If you prefer to leave this job to the professionals, Demiri Painting can help! Our team will treat your home with respect and will always provide you with exceptional results, so if you’re interested in painting the interior of your home, contact us today!