There are standards that painters must do before, during, and after interior painting. These are essential steps that ensure they do their job properly and correctly. In this blog, we will discuss professional interior house painting standards.
The furniture and other personal belongings are the critical things to be considered. Most customers don’t want to move their items. We only ask them to remove the small breakable ones that could be damaged.
For instance, if you have a China cabinet, what we do is move that furniture, but we’re not going to remove the stuff inside it. The process is different for coffee or dining tables since they don’t contain many other items. We will ask you to remove the things in it, so there’s no chance of us breaking them.
All furniture in the house should also be covered to prevent them from getting paint on them. While some may not be required to protect them entirely, protecting them is an excellent idea because some paint can splash on them. But then, it depends on who’s holding the roller.
The floor is another area in the house that must be covered during the painting process. Professional painters lay out tarps or make a path to prevent the floor from getting dirty. So, protecting your items is just one of the standards you must keep in mind.
Another interior painting standard is that painters should do the work, including taping off the outlet covers, the baseboards, and the chair rails. There could be drips on the walls, and professionals always ensure they get out of them.
Sometimes, painters and customers want to tape everything, such as the side casing of the windows or cabinets, to prevent them from getting any paint that isn’t desired. Most professional painters don’t need to use tape, but it should be used on horizontal surfaces like baseboards and chair rails. Remember that the tape used is necessary because others don’t work out well. Always make sure that the tape is the right type for safe removal.
In addition, the tape should be sealed down so it won’t get painted even though it will be taped off. Sometimes paint sneaked behind the tape because it wasn’t pushed down hard enough. That is an issue that painters must look out for during projects. Some tapes are water activated, so you can wipe the top of them with a slightly damp rag after pushing them down for excellent results.
Once the room is prepared, the next thing to do is surface preparation. Proper preparation will include the woodwork and walls.
For woodwork, painters should:
Some don’t caulk the woodwork. Professional painters should caulk the woodwork so the cracks are not still visible. They’ll also sand the walls to ensure a smooth, clean, and smooth surface.
The equipment used for painting is also essential. Cheap rollers and brushes leave undesirable results after the painting job. Chunks could come from them and be on the paint’s surface once it dries. That’s another issue to watch out for if you want a smooth wall.
Some drywall defects are not easy to fix and can be structural issues. But for minor imperfections like nail pops and cracks, these are the things you may want to get fixed if you’re planning for an interior painting. These items are typically an extra charge depending on how many exist.
Sometimes we will caulk corner drywall cracks where possible. Some people don’t always want to invest in the proper solution for drywall cracks. They didn’t want to rush into an actual repair, but we didn’t want to leave a significant gap in the wall. Surface cracks in the middle of the wall can return quickly if you only use mud on them. We don’t recommend using caulk on these types of issues.
Those are professional interior painting standards that most painters should go by. If you are in the Cleveland area, give The Picky Painters a call. We are a team of painters who know the standard for professional interior house painting.
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