Painting a room is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to freshen up or completely change the look of a room.Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your place. Remove dust, dirt, and grease spots (which can ruin a smooth finish) with water, a little mild dishwashing detergent, and a cellulose sponge. Rinse walls with clean water to remove the soap residue. Make sure the walls are completely clean before you apply anything on it. Next to that cover the floors with old clothes and move the furniture to a store room or cover them with sheets too.
Covering and masking are extremely important steps which need to be followed in order to prevent any mishap. Painting in a straight line can be difficult, so if this is your first time painting, then you will probably need to apply painter’s tape to the edges of your walls and any moulding or fixtures. Interior wall painting is not a very tedious job if you take the proper measures. Now that all the covering and masking is done it is time that you start applying primer.
Pour primer into the paint tray but do not overfill the tray to the point that the angled part of the tray with ridges is covered with primer. You will only need an inch or two or primer in the tray. People often skip this step and suffer later. Priming is one of the most important steps in terms of wall painting.
Dip your paintbrush in the primer bucket and then begin painting a straight line along the outer edge of one side of your wall. Paint along the edges in small sections and go slowly. Try to make the line as straight and even as possible. You may need to go over the line a couple of times to ensure that the primer is even. Using your paintbrush, try to cover about three to four inches of the outer edge of the wall with primer. This will make it easier to cover the rest of the wall with primer.
After drying of primer colour the walls with the colours of your choice and give your walls a whole another beautiful look. Use your paintbrush to wipe off any excess paint that runs down the sides and into the rim of the paint bucket.The paint will need at least one day to dry, so leave it be. Do not try to replace pictures, furniture, or other items until the paint is totally dry.