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? These plastics are inexpensive and ...
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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 short interior painting video clip on how ...
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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 caulk to the gap. Video provided by ...
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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 really look professional. The before and after ...
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Painting Concrete Block

A properly painted concrete block wall will be virtually maintenance free for many years, but the same wall not properly painted can be a maintenance nightmare. There are just a few critical differences between a good and a bad ...
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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 caulk and then finger finish the ...
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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 with a circular saw. If you hit drywall with ...
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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 ugly, streaky surface. Using a special drywall ...
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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. Fixing Exterior Blistered Paint For small ...
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How I Did It, Repaired Hole in Drywall

By anonymous.
Not too long ago, I lived in a two story home that had drywall walls. On the most part, I really liked the walls – they were easy to clean, and easy to hang pictures and various types of decorations on. ...
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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 viewing please consider offering your own insights and ...
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