Perhaps the Interior Painting of a property is the hardest job. The preparation work is very important to securing the expected high finished product at completion.
These following guidelines can guarantee superb results:
- Organising the working space by moving the furniture and any object from the walls.
- Protecting the furniture and appliances with sheets to help stop the dust going through.
- Dismounting the ceiling lights and covering the fittings. Taking off door locks etc.
- Opening the cracks in the walls, ceiling and the woodwork (skirting, windows, dado and picture rails, balustrades, doors and door frames, cabinets, built in book shelves, and built in wardrobes)
- Filling in the cracks, letting them dry (the filler normally recesses and might need a second coat, and sanded to a smooth surface).
- Cleaning all around, using pan and brush at first and then a hoover.
- Double checking all surfaces in case something was missed; filling in and sanding accordingly.
- Preparing to paint the walls and ceilings, making sure the floor and all furniture are protected. Normally two coats of vinyl matt emulsion paint are sufficient to obtain a good, solid surface. Skimmed areas usually require three coats of paint or more.
- Applying one coat of undercoat and one coat of satin wood to all woodwork, after filling, sanding and cleaning.
The space will look aesthetically pleasing and fresh once the work is completed.