Painting Guide on How to Paint Interior Walls of a Home

A well painted home can add beauty and value to it. The well painted and good looking and beautifully painted interior walls of a home can be very pleasant and peaceful.

It is not that only so called interior designers or experts can give good or great ideas on how to paint the interior walls of a home. Anyone, with some research can easily develop some great painting ideas and make his or her home look beautiful.

This interior wall painting guide will teach you how to professionally paint the interior walls of your home without having to hire any expert.

Pre-Painting

Before starting the painting work, check out following:

  • Check all wall surfaces for any incidence of water seepage or any dampness on any of the wall of the ceiling.
  • If there is any water seepage problem, fix it at source. You may have to repair and fix any leaking pipes or cracks in the exterior walls.
  • Check for any loose plaster by tapping on the walls. If you find any hollow sound, there could be loose plaster. If there is any loose plaster on any of the walls or the ceiling, remove and repair it.
  • Fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster
  • After repair, give enough time for curing that could be anything between 5 to 10 days or even more.

Surface Preparation

  • If the surface of the interior walls of your home is newly plastered then wait for at least 6 months to ensure proper drying of plaster. Popping of plaster can be repaired prior to painting.
  • If there are previous coatings of lime wash, cement paint or powder distemper then scrap them off thoroughly. If there are old coatings of synthetic emulsion paints or oil paint, then there is no need to remove them. You can sand and remove gloss or sheen from such coatings.
  • If there are any cracked or flaked paint then remove them completely.
  • If there are any areas affected by fungus then give special treatment to that area. Wash and clean the area with a solution of bleach powder in water. Wash the walls thoroughly with clean water after 8-10 hours and allow enough time for the surface to dry completely.

Painting Interior Walls

  • Apply a coat of wall primer. Use good quality wall primer that is solvent thinnable.
  • If there is any undulation on the walls then apply putty and fill and level the area. Sand the area and make sure the surface is uniformly smooth.
  • Allow 10 – 12 hours for the primer to dry thoroughly.
  • Using brush or rollers, apply at least 2 coats of the selected paint.
  • Allow 12 – 24 hours for the walls to dry completely.

Well done! You have painted the interior walls of your home yourself.

Home Improvement Ideas

Home improvement and renovation projects are inevitable. At some point of time, most homes need some improvement and renovation. If done wisely, home improvement projects can not only make the house more beautiful, but it will also increase the value of the home apart from making it more durable and comfortable.

Here are some home improvement ideas.

Home Ventilation

Make sure that your home has proper ventilation. Warm air always rises up. Keep the ventilator of the upper side. Similarly make sure there is inlet of fresh air in the rooms. Provide exhausts in the kitchen and the bathroom.

Water Supply in the Home

Before you move into your new home, make sure it has good water supply. Also don’t ignore the drainage.

Home Appliances

Home appliances help us with almost every type of chore, from cooking food to washing clothes, conditioning the air, and heating our water. They are essential to every house. When we remodel or improve our home, appliances play a very important role. Choose appliances carefully and thoughtfully.

Basement, Attic & Loft

If your home has a basement or attic that has enough floor area and headroom, you might be able to convert that area to usable living space relatively affordable because it has an existing floor, roof, and walls.

Bathrooms

When it comes to identifying the areas of homes that warrant the cost of remodeling or improvement, bathrooms often top the list. Not only does a newly improved bathroom add immeasurably to the enjoyment of a home, but it offers one of the best returns on investment.

Cabinets & Countertops

Cabinets and countertops work together in kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, and similar spaces to provide essential storage and convenient, durable work surfaces. Some are refined, traditional, and downright expensive; others are sleek, contemporary, and designed for function. Make wise choice when it comes to cabinets and countertops.

Garage

How can you ignore this? Make sure your house ample space for car parking.

Child Proofing

Providing a healthy physical environment for your baby means more than safety gates and cuddly toys. Adapt various systems or rooms in your home to create an environment that is user-friendly and safe for people of all abilities and ages.

Closets & Storage

Do you have more “stuff” than you know what to do with? If your closets are packed, your drawers are stuffed, and your cabinets are bulging, maybe it’s time to consider improving the storage in and around your home. Efficient, effective storage helps you get organized and stay organized. It helps you eliminate clutter and makes it much easier to find things when you need them. And it aids you in taking advantage of every square inch of available storage space.

Door and Window

We pass through doors every day; in, out, and throughout our homes. They allow us free passage or, if we need, they can be closed for solitude or security. Doors come in many shapes, sizes, and materials, and operate in a multitude of ways. Choose doors that will say a lot about who lives inside. Same is the case with windows.

Home Electrical & Lighting

Take proper care about the electric supply and lighting in and around the house. Consult your electrician. Take measures to save energy.

Heating & Fireplaces

Depending upon where you live and how your house was built, your home may have any of several types of heating systems that help you to enjoy your interior spaces year round. Give equal importance to this part of the house.

Kitchens

A dwelling is not a home without a kitchen. Nowadays, the kitchen is where meals are prepared, snacks are sneaked, families come together, and homework and other projects are tackled. Give topmost priority to the kitchen while remodeling your house.