8 Steps Of Painting


Here are the Fix House useful tips to have seamless painting. In this article you learn how to paint your home in 8 easy and effective steps.

1- Remove furnishings

Clear the room and cover the furniture and floor with drop cloths.

Remove furnishings(8 steps of painting)

Remove furnishings

2-Remove stuffs from wall and ceiling

Turn off electricity and remove switch plates, outlet covers, chandelier ceiling plates drapery hardware, paintings and etc…

Remove stuffs from wall and ceiling (8 steps of painting)

Remove stuffs from wall and ceiling

3-Clean surface

Clean the surface with a damp sponge or cloth with a little mild dishwashing detergent to remove dirt, grease and dust spots if they may be dirty then use a clean damp sponge to remove the soap residue and let dry.

Clean surface (8 steps of painting)

Clean surface

4- Fill holes or cracks

Remove any nails from the wall and spackle any holes or imperfections.If you’re working on holes of 2″ or greater in diameter, you may need to purchase or make a wall-repair patch and apply it before using joint compound to seal it in place. Let dry and sand.

Fill holes or cracks(8 steps of painting)

Fill holes or cracks


Caulk along the trim, if needed and let dry.

Caulking(8 steps of painting)


6-Sanding smooth

Lightly sand walls, thoroughly sand trim and semigloss surfaces. Wipe with damp lint-free cloth.

Sanding smooth(8 steps of painting)

Sanding smooth

7- Priming

Primers are not always necessary in every painting project. Use primers for New/bare drywall, bare wood, masonry surfaces, stains, spackles and etc… Let dry.

Priming(8 steps of painting)


8- Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls

Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. That’s because it’s easier and faster to tape off the trim than to tape off the walls and you certainly don’t want to tape them both off. When painting the trim, you don’t have to be neat. Just concentrate on getting a smooth finish on the wood. Don’t worry if the trim paint gets onto the walls. You’ll cover it later when painting the walls. Once the trim is completely painted and dry (at least 24 hours), tape it off (using an “easy release” painter’s tape), then paint the ceiling, then the walls.

8 steps of painting

Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls

8 Steps Of Painting


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