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Chronological Steps to Prepare Walls for Interior Painting


Painting homes is an intricate process. There is no doubt about it. And when it comes to interior painting, things are all the more intricate, as the aesthetic value of your home and the quality of the painting will depend upon how well the walls are prepared before painting.

Here on this page, we discuss the steps that the professionals take to prepare the walls before interior painting.

Step 1: Cleaning the Walls:

This is the first preparatory step that the interior painters in Sydney like in any other place would take. They will thoroughly wash the walls using a solution of water and laundry detergent. Depending upon the condition of the wall, they would either scrub the wall at first to get rid of the superficial dust and dirt, and then apply the solution, or clean the wall straight away. Once they are done with the cleaning, the painters will rinse the wall and then allow it to dry.

Step 2: Getting Rid of the Old Paint:

Now that the wall is clean and dry, it is time to remove the old cracked and flaking paint. The professionals would use paint scrapers and sandpapers for smoothening the undulations of the wall surface and removing the remnants of the old paint.

Step 3:

Repairing the Damaged areas of the wall: After the old paints are removed and the dust and dirt are gone, the cracks and crevices of the walls are revealed. Now the experts will repair those defects by touching up those areas. This is an extremely important step to accomplish before priming the wall.

Step 4:

Finding Invisible Flaws: While some flaws on the wall are visible, some are not. Therefore, the interior painting experts in Sydney like anywhere else would use utility lights to find those invisible flaws. They would hold the light close to the wall, move it up and down, taking a hard look, and finding those invisible flaws.

Step 5:

Using the lining paper: Using the lining paper is another step that the painters may take, under specific circumstances. For instance, when the walls have too many cracks or have extensive repair areas, covering them with lining paper can give a smooth, even surface to apply the primer and then the paint. However, too much use of lining paper is not good.

Step 6: Priming the Walls:

Now, it is time to apply the primer. In case the walls have water-based paint, the professionals of your interior painting company in Sydney may use a fresh paint coat over the existing colour. However, if the wall has oil-based, gloss, or semi-gloss paint, thorough application of primer is imperative.

Step 7:

Using a special stain-blocking primer: Though regular primers can conceal minor imperfections on the wall here and there, certain marks, particularly those left by water seepage cannot be concealed and they remain as an eyesore. In these cases, the professionals will remove the stains and then apply stain-blocking primers, which are stronger than their conventional counterparts.

Thus you see, these are the steps that the interior painters of any quality painting company would take, before painting the interior walls. If you are in Sydney, On Point Colour Painting Pty Ltd is the name to put stakes on. Dial 0424 845 188 to book a service call.

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