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How to plan your interior home painting project

Tired of waking up to plain, white walls? Are you looking to tone down your university-bound teenager’s hot pink bedroom? Your home is your canvas, and you deserve painting services that realize your vision with minimal stress and maximum quality. Qualified paint contractors are indispensable to successful painting renovations. Be sure to hire a painter who will leave you with crisp, finished walls rather than peeling paint and unsightly bulges.

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How much does it cost to paint the interior of a house?

The cost to paint the interior of a house is determined by location, the type of paint used, and the square footage covered. When figuring out how to paint a room, it’s not only important to know your desired room colour, but the conditions and layout of your room. This way you can factor in preparing walls for painting when determining your budget. Rooms with dents, scrapes, and damaged drywall will cost more than rooms with smooth and even walls. Detailed crown molding, unusual geometric shapes in the corners, and curved or domed ceilings will increase the price of an interior paint project. Overall, a standard interior paint job such as changing the room colour will cost $1,000-$2,000, while restoring walls in older houses with unusual layouts or applying an oil-based paint can cost upwards of $5,000.

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Type of renovation Predictable budget
Economic $400 to $600
Standard $500 to $800
High end $800 to $1,200

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What’s typically included in an interior painting project?

Kick off your house painting journey by first settling on a room colour. Once you’ve landed on paint colours, it’s up to the painters to apply the paint to your walls. A typical interior painting project will include surface preparation, priming, and finally two coats of paint. Depending on your project, it might also include painting the trim around doors and windows as well as any ceilings.

Tips and tricks
How to select the right paint for your renovation

Carefully culling your portfolio of house colour ideas is only one aspect of deciding which paint to use. The paint’s composition finish should also play a part in your decision. These painting tips will help you plan your house painting project:

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Frequently Asked

Can I just paint over old paint?2021-04-28T13:34:36+00:00

Water-based paints can be used to cover up old coats of paint. However, preparing walls for painting is not optional. The wall must be smooth and clean before new coats of paint can be applied.

How do professional painters prep walls?2021-04-28T13:33:52+00:00

Preparing walls for painting involves repairing drywall, sanding, and filling in dents if necessary to ensure a smooth painting surface. Then, your certified paint contractors will clean your wall thoroughly before beginning to apply your interior paint.

Do you need to wash the walls before painting?2021-04-28T13:33:13+00:00

Washing walls before painting helps to remove dirt, dust, and grease that can interfere with a smooth application. Without clean walls, paint will often fail to stick properly.

What’s the best time of year to paint the interior of your house?2021-04-28T13:32:34+00:00

Painting your house at the height of summer or the dead of winter isn’t recommended. Paint dries too quickly at high temperatures, leading to peeling and cracking. Cold, humid conditions cause paint to take too long to dry. The resulting tacky surface is prone to picking up blemishes and irregularities. House paint is best applied in cool weather with moderate humidity. Hire a painter for early autumn or late spring.

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