February 14, 2003, Newsletter Issue #86: So You Want To Paint The Inside...

Tip of the Week

Preparation Tip # 76408

Depending on the extensiveness of painting our home
interior, consider the following preparation:
-Be sure that all surfaces are clean.
-Repair any wall or ceiling damage.
-Scrape away loose plaster or other problems; be sure surface is smooth.
-Place furniture to center of room and cover with drop-cloth; cover floor or carpet with plenty of newspaper.
-Remove light fixtures and wall plates.
-Be sure your paint is not old. You can make your paint can dripless by punching nail holes around rim edges.
-Leave painting of trim, woodwork, and windows to last.


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