How to Become More of a Meticulous Wall Painter

Giving the interior of your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the best ways to revitalize drab-looking rooms and make scuffed walls look new again.

While there are plenty of home improvement, repair, and decorating projects that are best left to the professionals, interior house painting is usually a task that can be successfully tackled by homeowners.

Advanced skills are not a prerequisite for doing a respectable job, but you do need patience, attention to detail, and the right tools. When you don’t start out with the right supplies, wall painting can end up being a frustrating and stressful task — not to mention messy! Here are a few pointers to help make the project go more smoothly.

  • Wear the appropriate clothing: If paint gets on your everyday shoes, your new jeans, or even a good watchband, it will basically ruin those articles of clothing. No matter how neat or precise you think you can be with a paintbrush or roller, it’s almost impossible to avoid dripping a few drops of paint in the wrong place or even accidentally brushing up against a messy ladder, paint can, or freshly painted surface. By taking the time to change into clothes you don’t care about, you’ll be saving the aggravation of messing up a favorite pair of pants, shirt, or shoes. Wearing a painter’s cap with a brim and disposable vinyl gloves can also minimize the amount of paint that gets on your face, hair, and hands. By making it easier to keep yourself clean, you’ll find painting to be a much neater and more satisfying experience.
  • Choose the right drop cloths: The temptation for many do-it-yourselfers is to save money and cut costs whenever possible. While this certainly makes sense in principle, there are certain cases in which it pays to spend a few extra dollars to get quality supplies. The perfect example is drop cloths — an essential item on your painting supplies list. Floors, furniture and appliances can get permanently damaged (cosmetically) if they’re not properly covered up while the wall and ceiling paint is being applied. The really cheap drop cloths that you’ll often find at hardware stores and other retail outlets are difficult to keep in place and could easily tear, become bunched up, or move a few inches from their intended spot. Those really light-weight, plastic drop cloths don’t stand a chance of staying put when breezes from open windows, fans, or doors exert the slightest bit of air pressure on them. The solution is to either purchase canvas or heavy-duty plastic drop cloths. (In a pinch, old bedsheets can often do the job, too!)
  • Painter’s tape is crucial: One of the most time-consuming, but necessary aspects of room painting is taping the edges of surfaces to be painted (or not to be painted). While not everyone takes the time to do this step correctly, it helps produce a professional-looking job you’ll be proud of.

Painting can be a messy, frustrating, and unsatisfying task if you don’t do the necessary prep work, wear the right kind of attire, and thoroughly cover floors, furniture, and anything else you want to protect from paint spills. Doing your own interior painting can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, but you’ll be much happier with the outcome of your own work if you approach the job with patience, preparation, and the right supplies!

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Cambridge, MA 02139

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103 Spring Street is a lovely 1800's single family, set back on a charming tree lined driveway in popular East Cambridge. First floor has a spacious, clean kitchen with three exposures, plentiful cabinet space and laminate countertops all of which are in terrific condition. Dining room off the kitchen has hardwood floors, period molding around the entryways and fireplace. and large glass french sliding doors looking over the adjacent yard. Living room, which was added after the original home was built, is located off the dining room has three exposures as well. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, each with large closets, one with a fireplace which has been sealed. There is also a small study off of one of the bedrooms. The full fieldstone basement has washer and dryer, as well as a farmers sink. The furnace is basically new, as is the water tank. This unique home is one of very few which are set back from the road, with a garden area, as well as a large 4 car driveway serving as buffer

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