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How to Prep a Room for Painting

How to Prep a Room for Painting

Before you crack open a fresh can of paint, whether for a big room or one wall, there are some things you need to do first. Preparation is key for any painting project and the steps you take ahead of time will pay off in the long run.

Here are some tips to get you set up and ready to go for any painting project.

Make Some Room

If you have items that are easy to move, it may be a good idea to take them into another room while you’re painting. This not only protects the items but also gives you more room to move around.

If it’s too much of a hassle to remove items from the room (like a couch or china cabinet), try moving as much as you can into the center of the room and away from the walls. Ensure you have enough room to paint the wall while standing close but not too close where you may brush up against the fresh paint.

Anything you leave in the room should be covered with a drop cloth.

Get Everything You Need

Make sure you have all the supplies you need BEFORE you start painting. You may have to maneuver around furniture or touch things with paint-covered hands if you forget. Have these items ready to go before you begin:

  • Paint
  • Brushes/rollers
  • Drop cloths
  • Painter’s tape
  • Putty knife
  • Gloves
  • Ladder or step stool

Protect Important Areas

Use the painter’s tape and drop cloths to cover areas that do not plan to take on paint. Cover any electrical outlets, molding, or non-removable wall decor with painter’s tape. Cover all furniture and the floor with drop cloths before you even open the can.

Drop cloths can even be old sheets or large towels, as they are far less important than your valued furniture.

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