Friday, May 15, 2020

How To Paint A House Interior

Lots of people out there on the internet that seem to be curious about how to paint a house interior. There certainly are a lot of different painters that promote a lot of different methods about how to paint a house interior, and in this simple but humble blog post we share with you are method about how to paint a house interior. More specifically we will be reviewing about how we repaint an existing house interior. It would be a slightly different process if this was new construction house painting but with a few small changes it should work on just about any type of residential type of house and home interior out there.

Just about every professional house painter out there that paints new construction house painting or existing house repainting always think there way is the best way to paint. The reality is that there is a substantial big difference in so called professional house painters. What might by one painters work of art might look like complete amateur hour to another painter. The nice thing about painting is everyone starts off knowing nothing and with patience and practice anyone can perfect showroom quality house interior painting results. There is no real right or wrong way to paint a house interior but this is our way. We use the following routing hundreds of times and it works every single time.

We start with assuming we are repainting a complete and finished and empty house interior. Our paint teams would be painting the ceilings, walls, and trims, including the doors and the hand railings if any are present. Our plan of attack would be to simply spray paint all of the ceilings and spray paint in all of the trim. Then of course we would be brushing and rolling in various coats onto the drywall walls. As professional house painters we know all great looking paint jobs and good and safe business for the consumer and the painting contractor start with a good prime job. So this how to paint a house interior guide covers a prime and a double coat top down interior repaint strategy we have used and continue to use time and time again.

It's paint day and it's time to bust in an interior repaint job. We plan on repainting the ceilings, repainting the trim, and repainting the walls. It doesn't really matter to us if the ceiling is a painted ceiling or a popcorn ceiling or a knock down ceiling or a textured ceiling it's the first thing on the list to be completed. After the ceiling is painted we will then spray paint all of the trim, and then finally brush in and roll the walls. 

The first thing we like to do is ready the interior by using dozens of 4x12 foot drop cloths to completely cover all the floors from wall to wall. Depending on the size of the home this can take a couple of hours. We start by following the baseboards from the front door going one direction and simply hug the walls and lay down drop cloths along side of the baseboards. If you stick to one wall you will eventually make your way back to the front door. The you can fill in the exposed middles and make your way upstairs or downstairs and cover up all exposed flooring fast and easy. Be sure you can both open and close all of the doors over top of the drop cloths. Where possible try to be generous with the drop cloth and not run everything stretched so tight. 

With the floors covered it's time to get down to business. Assuming the ceiling and walls and trims are all painted, everything needs to be sanded down. Before we can get all of the ceilings sanded it's a good time to drop the lights, and cover all of the lights with plastic and tape. Hopefully your lights are easy and fast to remove and not perminantly glued into place. If that is the case and you can't remove your lights for what ever reason, you will simple need to work around them. Typically we will drop all of the lights in the place and cover them with plastic and tape. If we see the lights are dusty we will give them a quick dusting before covering the lights up with tape and plastic.

Lights dropped and covered it's time to sand the ceiling. Usually painted ceilings are in really good condition and don't really need a very aggressive sanding. The ideal method we find some sanding out a ceiling is the quick pole sanding method. All painters know what the quick pole sanding method is. It's litterly lightly sanding every square inch of the ceiling with a quick and fast pole sander. This is easy to do by simply standing in one corner of a room and slowly walking backward while lightly pole sanding the ceiling about 4 feet or so in length. Our painters sand in an overlapping fashion half on half off the sanded surface. When we get to the end of the room we go back to the wall we started on and sand out the next 4 feet or so width and work our way backward to the end of the room. The process is repeated until all of the ceiling is sanded out.

Down put that pole sander down. Now that the ceiling has been sanded you can sand down all the walls with the poll sander and give the walls a quick scape over top of the bits of junk and who knows what that won't sand off. Some painters might call that finess painting we just think it makes for a good paint job scraping bits of junk off the wall that won't sand out. Not sure about other painter, but I'm a righty. I like to start sanding down the walls using the pole sander starting on the left side of the wall with the entrance door in it. Using a half on half off over lapping method we work our way around all of walls sanding from the very top of the wall where the wall meets the ceilings all the way down to the baseboards. Once you make your way back to the door the sanding is complete. If there is a close in the room it's a good time to sand out the closet ceiling and the closet walls.

Ceilings sanded, walls sanded, grab that medium grit sand block and block sand all of the trim. If you started at and finished at sanding the walls at the door going into the room it's a perfect time to sand down the door, the door frame, and the baseboard. Make sure you take a good look at all the trim you are sanding and be sure that you do a thorough job sanding all of the trim. Being the righty that I am, I'd start by sanding down both sides of the door and then the inside of the door frame. The baseboard is right there connected to the door frame so I would carry on sanding down the baseboard until I found another maybe closet door frame or an ensuite door frame. Eventually all door frames and baseboards and window frames in the room are sanded down.

Now that you have send it down all of the ceilings and all the walls and all of the trim you're going to have dust and debris all over everything. It's a good time to grab the old dust brush or dusting brush and follow up by dusting off the tops of the door frames and the tops of the window frames and anything else up high that might not get a lot of cleaning. You will likely notice that the tops of all of the baseboards are completely covered in dust and debris and will need a good dusting. I prefer to dust the tops and the size of the baseboards and then to grab a vacuum and give everything download a good vacuum to suck up all the dust and bits of junk and who knows what that came off the wall and the ceiling on the trim. I don't vacuum all of the drop cloths I just concentrate on the corners where the dust accumulates.

So now that you know how to sand down and ready all of the rooms in your house that's pretty much what you need to do to every room in your house before we can get down to the actual painting. Making sure you have a well sanded, flat, and clean surfaces is critical to an excellent painting finish. Even more so when using glossy paints such as eggshell and semi gloss and gloss paint that will show all types of imperfections as soon as the wet paint dries. Of course there is a whole lot more to painting a house interior but this is a good place to leave off for now. Be sure to check back often as we will update this page with the rest of the best interior house painting strategy.

Interior Painting Pricing

If you happen to be one of those people out there in the world that considered hiring a professional painting contractor, painting company, or painter to paint or repainting your house or home or property interior for you the first thing you might have likely thought was the most important was the interior painting pricing. That's just wrong. Give the pro Calgary Painters at 1/2 Price Pro Calgary Painting the first call to paint it all and get the best painting and best interior painting pricing and prices.

Most new potential painting customers or painting clients start the interior painting of their house or home or residential or commercial or industrial panting projects by calling in painting contractors and painting companies and painters for free painting estimates a s free painting price quotes and all the various painters and decorators out there.

The most budget conscious and nickle and dime penny pinchers out there will likely tap into all the free painting estimates and free painting price quote almost every painting company and painting contractor and painter in town and get everyone's interior painting prices and estimates to see what they might be up against.

By far the biggest type of interior painting expense you will face will really come down to the type of work that you are hiring your interior painter or interior decorator to complete for you. Some type of painting and decorating simply cost a lot more than other types of interior painting and will affect your total on final painting prices.

If you're going to go with an award-winning Painting Company you have to expect to be throwing down and throwing away premium prices for professional interior painting from some of the best painting painters in the homemaking industry. Paying top dollars for professional painting to some of the premium painting companies and painting contractors and Painters usually will provide you the best results.

That's not to say that small potatoes one man Show painter out there can't provide you top notch professional painting services and the best interior painting pricing. If you've been looking to transform your house or home from bland to beautiful a low cost professional interior painting professional could be your best bet for the best interior painting prices and the best interior painting services and results.

If you are really concerned about getting the lowest cost professional interior painting prices and services you're going about it all wrong. You should be thinking about getting property value adding painting finishes that look great, last forever, and visual appeal to your house interior, and of course add instant property value for simply looking awesome.

Award-winning painters and decorators that have hundreds of residential interior painting jobs completed for experience and eat paint everyday are likely the painters and decorators that can provide you the best interior painting and the best interior painting pricing without having to cut any corners or compromising in any way. 

After all if you hire those who were winning painters and decorators they are usually employed by a professional painting company and someone has to do the work. Deal direct with the painter skip the middleman and get the best professional or running painting for Less.

And as commonly been found and said on the internet that interior house painters typically charge between $1.50 and $3.50 per square foot for painting. What those interior painting prices guides and internet pages and internet websites don't say is if that's $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot on the wall or by the floor foot. 

It doesn't really break down either what exactly is being painted. Are professional interior painters would not be found on any interior new construction painting or interior repainting job for less than $5 per floor square foot which has been the industry price for interior painting since 1979 or longer.

Our painters and decorators have had the best interior painting prices and low cost painting services for over a decade and a half. If you want to talk painting prices be sure you give us a call and get a free painting estimate or a free painting estimate from us first you could just see yourself a couple hundred bucks to a couple thousand dollars or more. 

Give us a call today to get current pricing and details on planning your next repaint job with some of the best painters and painting contractors in the painting industry. Do your house and home a good one and don't talk to any other painters about pricing before you talk to us first. You won't need a 2021 interior painting costs calculator to get the best painting prices and painting finishes and coatings and results in town.

The interior painting cost per square foot on every job out there really doesn't matter too much. Sure you could pull out the old tape measure or lazer measure and get details down to the last square inch or square centimeter if you really wanted to. That is in fact how some painters and some painting contractors estimators measure and estimate the area and surfaces to be painted. Most painters simply look at the with a few simple details and provide the customer a price they are happy to do the work for.

Knowing how to price a painting job might help you figure out your own painting estimate. Every painter, painting contractor, and painting company out there will all have their own prices and costs and expenses to get your painting completed. Broken down to its basics painting comes down to paint and material, labor, business overhead, and profits for the painter, painting company, or painting contractor painting your home. All painters costs and expenses are different and not all painters paint and repaint the same way.