How do you go about preparing your walls for this major change? Here are a few tips to help you get started!
Dust and the walls and trim
Can you remember the last time you wiped away the dust and cobwebs from your walls? Most people don’t make this a regular part of their routine, but it needs to happen before you can roll out a new coat of paint. Start by vacuuming up whatever dust and debris you can find using a crevice tool to get in the corners. From here, you can try to use just a regular duster if the buildup isn’t too bad. However, you will likely need to take an old towel and some warm water to get your trim clean.
The walls will be a little trickier to dust and clean because you may not be able to reach every area. You can take a Swiffer mop with a clean microfiber pad and use it to dust the walls. If they are very dirty, you may need to clean them as well. You can dip the pad into a bucket full of warm water with a small amount of laundry detergent. Wring it all out before applying the damp microfiber pad to the walls.
Get rid of marks and crayon drawings
If you have anything on your walls, you should really scrub it off before the painting crew comes in. The easiest way to do this is to use a magic cleaning sponge to take it off. All you have to do is wet the sponge, wring it out, and scrub the wall. It easily removes crayon, scuff marks, and other troublesome issues so you can have perfectly clean walls for painting.
This is a great time to spackle holes from where you used to have picture frames hung on the wall. Make sure to start this two to three days in advance so you have plenty of time. Add the spackle to the holes and let it dry for 24 hours. Then, you will need to come back and sand it flat before you can apply paint over top of it.
Getting a new coat of paint applied to your home can be extremely exciting, but you have to be properly prepared. Allow the Madani Group to walk you through the process with professional care and attention to detail. We are the Winnipeg painters you can trust!