Interior Paint Prep – Your Resource Page for Preparing Interior Rooms for Painting

Preparation is the foundation of a beautifully painted room. We’ve included a list of interior paint preparation articles here so you can get the same professional results we do—results that last for years to come.
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A Better Solution to Drop Cloths!

By Nana (San Diego, CA)
Call me biased, but have you ever tried self-adhesive Carpet Plastic to protect carpeting, padded floor plastic for hardwood floors, and floor plastic for hard floor surfaces? ...
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Caulk – Bridging Large Gaps

By Jack Pauhl (
Typically, the tip of the caulk tube is cut relatively small so when you move across a gap, the caulk is not coming out enough to fill it or the caulk falls in the gap. Here is a ...
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Caulking Door Casing Miters

By Jack Pauhl (
Simple demonstration caulking miters on door casings. The key to keeping the gap closed is to pack the gap with caulk by forcing caulk into the gap rather than lightly applying ...
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Interior Caulking Techniques

Professional Results Come From Using the Right Caulking Materials and Techniques When you fill all the cracks and gaps in between the trim and the walls, your paint job will ...
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Cracks in the Corners of Walls

By Cleveland Carr (Knoxville,TN.)
If you have cracks in the “inside” corners of walls you have an easier and a touch more logical solution. Instead of using mud or spackle you can use regular painters ...
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Drywall Dos and Don’ts

By D.Cummings
Did you know that drywall crumbles when it gets wet? I didn’t. Of course, there are plenty of things I didn’t know about drywall. For instance, you do not cut drywall ...
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Drywall Primer

Like most surfaces, new drywall needs to be primed before it can be painted. Drywall and joint compound absorb paint unevenly, so painting without priming first will result in an ...
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Fixing Blistering Paint

Fixing blistered paint is straight forward with a few differences between interior and exterior surfaces. All affected paint must be removed before applying a new layer of paint. ...
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How to Caulk

Caulking a crack is simple, but you need to do it right… check this technique for proper guidelines… Caulking tutorial for for applying caulk to interior trim. *After ...
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How to patch drywall on your own.

By Chuck Miller
Chuck Miller gives us a great tip for patching a small hole in drywall, such as a hole from an outlet box. Cut a small piece of scrap drywall about an inch longer than the hole in ...
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