Clear the Room: Remove furniture, decorations, and any other items from the walls and clear the room as much as possible. This will make it easier to access the walls and protect your belongings from potential paint splatters or damage.
Clean the Walls: Begin by cleaning the walls to remove any dust, dirt, or grease that could affect paint adhesion. Use a mild detergent or a wall cleaner and a sponge or cloth to gently wipe down the walls. Pay extra attention to areas near kitchen counters, stovetops, and bathrooms, as they may have accumulated grease or moisture.
Repair Any Damage: Inspect the walls for any holes, cracks, or imperfections. Fill these areas with spackling compound using a putty knife. Once the compound is dry, sand it smooth with fine-grit sandpaper. For larger holes or damaged areas,
Sand the Walls: Sanding helps create a smooth surface and improves paint adhesion. Use a sanding block or sandpaper (medium-grit) to gently sand the walls, focusing on rough areas, bumps, or texture inconsistencies. Wipe away the dust with a damp cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Protect Trim and Surfaces: To protect trim, baseboards, and adjacent surfaces from accidental paint splatters, use painter’s tape to create clean edges. Cover floors and furniture with drop cloths or plastic sheets to prevent any paint spills or drips.
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Prime the Walls (If Necessary): Depending on the condition of your walls and the type of paint you’re using, you may need to apply a primer. Priming helps seal the surface, provides an even base for paint application, and can improve color accuracy. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific primer you’re using.
Apply Painter’s Caulk: Inspect the edges where the walls meet the ceiling, baseboards, or trim. If there are any gaps or cracks, use painter’s caulk to fill them. Apply a thin bead of caulk along the gaps, then use a damp finger or caulk tool to smooth and blend it into the surface. Allow the caulk to dry before painting.
Clean Again: Before you start painting, give the walls a final wipe-down to remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated during the preparation process. This ensures a clean surface for optimal paint adhesion and a professional finish.
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