Interior Painting Service

Before the prep work begins on an interior job, the flooring, furniture, appliances, and fixtures will be protected. This is achieved through a combination of moving items out of the rooms, covering items, covering the flooring with drop cloths or an adhesive carpet protector, and masking all fixtures and hardware. If only brushes and rollers are being used to apply the paint, the “protection” phase can be fairly minimal. On the other hand, if interior spraying is called for, it is paramount that nothing of value is exposed. If your home improvement plans include replacing carpet or other flooring, have your painting done first. Not having to bother with protecting flooring can save significant time and expense when it comes to painting a room.

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Interior cleaning: As with exterior painting, the most important step in a good quality interior paint job is the prep work. Grease, dirt, dust, and other contaminants can cripple paint’s ability to bond to surfaces. Depending on the nature of the contaminant, the appropriate cleaning agent will be used to ensure that the surface is ready to receive the new coat of paint. This can include degreasers, detergents, or something as simple as a thorough going-over with a dust mop.

Interior sanding: Once all surfaces are clean, it can be necessary to further prepare smooth or glossy surfaces to ensure that the new paint will bond properly. This can be done manually with sandpaper or chemically, using a number of products which either soften the existing coats, temporarily allowing the new paint to bond to the old, or with a de-glosser such as an etching compound or “liquid sandpaper”, which achieve essentially the same result as sanding does.

Interior caulking: An important part of the prep work for interior painting is the filling of holes and caulking of cracks, although more for esthetic reasons than concerns about durability and longevity of the paint job.

Interior painting: The importance of using high-quality paint cannot be understated. In most cases, interior re-paints can be completed exclusively with brushes and rollers. For larger projects or new construction, where protection against overspray is less of a concern, the use of an airless sprayer may save significant time. On “fine-finish” surfaces, where an extremely smooth finish is required, the use of an HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) sprayer is recommended. HVLP sprayers emit less paint and have smaller spray patterns, so HVLP spraying can often occur with much less job site protection than is required for conventional airless spraying.

Unlike exterior painting, when painting inside, the application of multiple coats of paint are only necessary on surfaces that are likely to be bumped, scratched, scraped, or otherwise agitated, or when color changes are occurring.

Regardless of the size and scope of your painting project, Step Up Painting has the experience and expertise necessary to provide you with the superior quality paint job you deserve!



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