TIPS & INFO: Interiors

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What to Expect for Interiors

Cover up is crucial!
We use drop cloths to protect your floors and carpets. We mask off baseboards or floors (with tape and paper) to keep splatters from occuring. It is much easier and wiser to keep paint off unwanted surfaces than to clean it off after the fact. We use clean drops or clear plastics to cover your furniture.

Existing enameled surfaces, such as painted walls, doors, casings and windows are lightly sanded, dusted and cleaned as necessary to remove dirt & grime. The new paint must adhere and proper preparation will ensure a good job. Fine sandpaper is used for interior work for a smoother finish look. Flat walls are cleaned if excessively dirty.

Cracks are caulked with latex caulking. Holes are filled with spackle or caulking, depending on finish coat used. Any loose paint must be scraped away first before sanding, cleaning and caulking. Very bad cracks may have to be taped with sheetrock tape and joint compound and retextured. This is more extreme and requires more trips and costs extra. Those needs are thoroughly discussed before the job starts.

Choosing Colors
A lot of interior painting is done with shades of whites, but we are using a lot more color than in the past. Be bold and try color!

Wall color with lighter trim tends to lighten up a room and make it appear larger.

Body color with darker trim tends to define a room and give it a more cozy feeling.

Body color with matching trim tends to simplify a room and open it up.

Painting your ceiling DARKER than the walls will bring the ceiling height down and create a more intimate or cozy space (great for high and vaulted ceilings).

Most people paint the walls and ceilings the same. This creates a clean, open look and saves on labor and materials.

Painting your ceiling LIGHTER will visually increase the height of the room and give you more light reflection.

Choosing Paints:
The main choices are



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