Preparing a room for painting is the single most important step when painting a room. Incomplete or improper preparation is the only way to fail before you even start. Proper preparation will save your time, money, and sanity in the long run.
First, clear the room of all furnishings, decorations, light and outlet covers. The more you can get out of the room, the easier you’ll be able to move around…and the less you’ll have to worry about ruining with paint.
Then, move anything that can’t be removed to the center of the room and cover it in plastic to protect against splatters of paint. Make sure it is covered completely, because paint has a habit of getting into places you don’t expect it. Afterwards, give the room a complete cleaning with a mop and/or a vacuum cleaner.
It is better to paint the walls first before the woodwork, but it can be varied.
Before you begin painting a room, it’s also important to cover all holes and edges of the room as well as to clean the walls and surfaces to be painted. We will tell you more about it in our future posts.