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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How to get a good finish on MDF

By Skirtings R Us
As a manufacturer of MDF skirting boards, we receive plenty of questions regarding how best to paint MDF mouldings – especially from customers who have chosen to purchase un-primed mouldings. This article ...
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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 each direction. Score the back of ...
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How To Spackle

Learning how to Spackle is crucial in getting satisfactory results in Painting, and it takes a little practice to get the technique down correctly… Lean how to spackle a small crack or hole. *After viewing please consider ...
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Choose a Good Interior Primer

Applying specialized interior primers before the finish paint can produce a smoother, more pleasing, appearance. A paint primer’s main purpose is to seal the surface thus ensuring the greatest adhesion of the finish paint. ...
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Interior Sanding Techniques

Interior surfaces should be perfectly smooth before painting. To accomplish this you may need to use a combination of interior sanding and filling. Techniques for filling are covered under drywall repair. General Interior Sanding ...
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Masking and Priming Sheetrock

By Jeff (Thurston County, Washington)
You can save time masking windows and materials (interior/exterior) by cutting painters plastic 4-5 inches longer than the window, and tacking it over the window with 4 pieces of tape. This is useful for ...
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I have performed many innovative experiments in my ventures. I am always looking for an easier way out. One such case came to me several years ago, there was a can light fixture hole left in a kitchen ceiling. This hole ...
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NPA’s removal tips for paint and wall coatings

By Guy Alexander Bell (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Our UK paint website is well known for tips and advice about applying paint, but we felt that a tip or two about REMOVING paint would also add to the balance of things, so how do you remove paint? ...
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Painting Over Wallpaper

It’s not always feasible to remove existing wallpaper. If your walls are damaged, the paper has already been painted over, or if it was installed directly over unsealed drywall, the best option may be to paint over ...
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Painting Paneling

Painting paneling is an easy project and it looks great when finished. There is a series of steps that’s required before the paint is applied to the paneling. These steps are cleaning, apply a primer, fill nail holes and ...
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Preparing the floor before painting.

By Ann (Anaheim, CA USA)
I find using plastic is a huge hassle and is not as affective as using brown paper that you can buy by the roll in the paint department. Plastic always has the tendency to move, or get torn, or get its ...
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Preparing walls for painting

By Westpro Painting (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Assuming already that you have chosen your colors and the sheen level of the paint, you can now get started by repairing your walls. Start by taking a putty knife and walk around and knock off any high spots on the ...
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