When you’re looking to paint your home’s interior, there is one thing that can often come up — the messes that traditionally come with the painting process.
Painting your home interior can, of course, be a messy endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be — there are things you can do to prevent the messes from happening in the first place.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, one of the worst things you can do for your interior painting to avoid a mess is to paint too quickly.
Of course, interior painting is not the most fun activity for most and not the kind of thing you want to take a long period of time, but rushing it isn’t going actually to help — you will find that the paint strokes you make may go on too thick or too thin.
Besides, your haste in the painting may lead to your spilling paint as you are painting — the rush to take the brush to the wall may well lead to the paint dripping right off of your brush and onto the ground.
One thing that is bound to lead to your making a mess while painting the interior of your home is things that get in your way.
Indeed, sometimes you can’t help but leave the furniture in a room — it is, of course, heavy and can be difficult to remove, but it is well worth it.
When you leave the furniture in the room, it can be both a stumbling block and an easy mark for dripping paint, depending on what you are painting and the technique you use to paint.
If it turns out that you can’t remove the furniture, you can move it as close to the middle of the room as possible or at least away from the walls being painted and cover it with a drop cloth to prevent it from getting covered in paint.
You can stir your paint in many ways, and quite a few of them will end up with you spilling some of the paint.
If you put the paint bucket into a disposable bag before you mix it up, you will avoid making any mess on the floor — and that is a good thing.
Even if some paint does end up spilling out, it will end up in the bag and not on your floor.
Another tempting shortcut is painting your interior walls by taking the bucket around and applying the paint directly to the paintbrush or the paint roller.
However, this is a mistake, for there are paint trays that are far better for holding paint and allowing you to apply paint to the paintbrush or paint roller.
In addition, carrying around the paint bucket is likely to lead to the paint’s spilling as paint buckets can be heavy.
Lastly (though many other things can be suggested), consider how you can protect your windows and doors during the painting process.
Specifically, you’re going to want to cover them with plastic that you tape up well to keep the plastic up there.
When you cover your door, you’re going to want to also cut a hole in the plastic covering (toward the center) so that you will be able to leave if you need to do so.
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