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Atlanta Interior Painting – A Beginners Guide

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Painting can be time-consuming, but it can also be fun. Atlanta interior painting can be used as a family project to paint the new nursery, game room or kids’ playroom. If you choose to do it yourself, it is important to be aware of basic, simple rules to get you started.

Make a Workstation

  • Set up a workstation in the center of your work area.
  • Gather all of your supplies and tools and place them on your workstation.

Prep 1 Day Ahead

  • One day before, move things from on and near the walls, including switch plates, furniture, etc… Remove door knobs, hinges and outlet plates.
  • Painter’s Blue Tape conceals surfaces you don’t want to get paint on. It’s good for borders, areas that you plan to paint another color.

interior paintPrep Yourself

  • Put on clothes and shoes that are comfortable, but you do not mind getting paint on.
  • Remove all jewelery and cover your hair with a shower cap, scarf, or anything that completely covers your hair.

Fix Walls Before Painting

  • Be sure to fix any cracks and holes in the walls before you begin painting. Fiberglass tape, spackle and texturizing products can help with this.
    • Remove loose paint with a scraper. Clean holes with vacuum attachment. Wash down walls.
    • Fill cracks with patching compound and smooth with putty knife. If needed, sand with sandpaper.
    • Clean well and let dry.

Time to Prime

  • Priming seals the surface, helping your top coat look richer.
  • Spot priming can be done over areas where sanding has been done.
  • may be small spots, or larger areas
  • ensures that stained area isn’t visible through top coat of paint
  • Drying time can vary for Atlanta interior painting due to humidity and other weather conditions.

interior painting atlantaTypes of Paintbrushes

  • Natural bristles – oil-based paints
  • Synthetic bristles – water-based or latex paints
  • Foam Brushes and Rollers – small jobs or touch-ups.
  • Paint Rollers
  • Flat, smooth roller – flat, smooth walls
  • Thicker roller – rough textured walls

Types of Paint

For interior Atlanta painting, weather conditions may affect paint drying time.

  • Water-Based or Latex Paint
  • Environment friendly
  • Short drying time
  • Easy Clean-up with water
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Cabinets, furniture and trim
  • Non-toxic formulas
  • Dry slower, allowing better easy applying
  • Easy clean-up with paint thinner or other solvent

Archie has made service, quality, and knowledge the hallmarks of The Paint Doctor since he started the company in Atlanta over 15 years ago. The company has grown every year, in up and down markets. No matter the scope of project, The Paint Doctor has become the painting contractor interior designers and decorators, commercial contractors, major construction firms, government agencies, and residential clients who value the excellent craftsmanship and service The Paint Doctor provides.

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