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  • Writer's picturePAINTING HANDS

WHAT PREPARATION NEEDED FOR PAINTING?

Preparing a room for painting and decorating is an important step in achieving a professional-looking finish. Here are some key steps you can take to prepare a room:

1. Clear the room: Remove all furniture, fixtures, and other items from the room. This will give you more space to work and protect them from damage.

2. Clean the walls: Clean the walls with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any dirt, dust, or grease. This will ensure that the paint adheres properly to the surface.

3. Fill holes and cracks: Use a filler or putty to fill any holes, cracks, or dents in the walls. Allow the filler to dry completely and then sand the surface smooth.

4. Sand the walls: Sand the walls lightly with a sanding block or fine-grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to.

5. Mask off areas: Use painter's tape to mask off areas that you do not want to paint, such as trim, doors, and windows.

6. Lay down drop cloths: Cover the floor with drop cloths or old sheets to protect it from paint spills and drips.

7. Prime the walls: Apply a coat of primer to the walls to create a smooth base for the paint and to cover up any stains or marks.

8. Paint the walls: Once the primer has dried, apply the paint to the walls using a paint roller or brush. Apply a second coat if necessary, and allow the paint to dry completely before removing the masking tape and drop cloths.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your room is properly prepared for painting and decorating, and achieve a professional-looking finish.

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