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Interior Painting Preparation

Many homeowners often decide to paint their own interior, but they are often uncertain of the necessary procedures required. As a successful residential painting contractor, House Painting of Houston is more than happy to provide a few helpful hints to the do-it-yourself painter which will hopefully assist in making for a more pleasant experience and more pleasing results.

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House Painting of Houston will meet or beat any estimate on comparable work and materials!

The crew from House Painting of Houston performed all of the work above and beyond what was expected. They arrived at our house before 7:30AM each morning. The house looks absolutely wonderful now. If you're looking for a residential painting contractor, I highly recommend the guys at House Painting of Houston.">Colman R. - The Heights Houston, Texas 77008

House Painting of Houston did an outstanding job painting the exterior of our house. Pam, the project coordinator, was great. She worked with us throughout the entire job to make sure everything went exactly as we wanted. My husband and I are very pleased with the finished product.
Courtneye and Corbitt S. - Bellaire, TX 77402

House Painting of Houston did a great job painting our interior. All of the guys on the crew were very courteous and professional. The next time we require the service of a painting contractor we will surely use them. We highly recommend House Painting of Houston to all of our friends.
Deborah & John L. - Houston, TX 77098  

Secure and Protect the Surrounding Area

As with many home projects, the first step on any painting project is to secure and protect all surrounding areas. Any and all furniture in the room to be painted should either be moved or thoroughly covered. We generally use 1.5 to 3.0 Mil lightweight plastic sheeting for this. Next use a combination of craft paper and masking tape to cover the areas of the floor adjacent to the actual areas to be painted. Painters drop cloths can now be used for supplemental protection in conjunction with the plastic sheeting, craft paper, and masking tape.
 
House Painting Houston Interior Wall Preparation
Secure and Protect the Surrounding Area 

House Painting Houston Interior Paint Preparation
Wall Surface Preparation 
  Wall Surface Preparation

Now the walls themselves should be prepped. This is a step of the preparation process which is often left out by impatient do-it-yourselfers and also by "bargain basement" residential painting contractors. Any experienced professional painter will tell you that the surface preparation is a very important step in order to result in a long lasting, beautiful paint finish.

Existing Paint Surface Preparation

If the existing paint has a gloss or shine to it, this sheen will require removal in order for the new paint to have a sufficient anchor in which to adhere properly. This is generally with a fine grade sand paper or sanding block. Next the walls should be washed thoroughly before applying the new paint. The optimum cleaning method would be to scrub the walls to be painted with a solution of trisodium phosphate and water.

Evening and weekend estimates are available for your convenience.

Sheetrock Preparation

The next stage in the interior wall painting process is to examine the wall visually from a side-angle and determine if there are any areas that either dip down or stick up. Use your sandpaper or sanding block to sand level any protrusions and a putty knife with spackle or sheetrock mud. At this point it would also be a good idea to search for, and fill nail holes and/or cracks. Before the spackle mud dries it can be smoothed out with a wet sponge to knock out the excessively high areas. Once the repair is completely dry medium sandpaper or a flexible medium sanding block can be used to achieve the desired surface. Repeat the spackling process for any areas which are still under level and/or any repairs in which the mud has shrunken or cracked.
House Painting Houston Interior Sheetrock Patch
Sheetrock Patch 

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Border Protection Taping 
Border Protection Preparation

The final Preparation step is to tape off all of the edges of the area to be painted with blue painters tape. This should be done wherever the area to be painted boarders either an area to not be painted, and/or all baseboards, crown moldings, door and window frames, and ceilings.

House Painting Houston Rolling
Interior Rolling 
Time to Paint !

Finally you are ready to commence with the paint application process!
House Painting Houston Brushing
Interior Brushing 


House Painting of Houston offers cheap house painting, but we don't do bad paint jobs!

The entire staff from House Painting of Houston was very professional all the way from our initial phone call to the final walk through when the job was completed. The bottom line is that I would recommend these painting contrators to anyone.
Martha W. - Galleria Houston, Texas 77056

The painters were very knowledgeable and professional as well. There was absolutely no mess whatsoever left over at the end of each work day, which my husband and I really appreciated. This painting company exceeded all of our expectations for both quality and price. I will recommend House Painting of Houston to anyone who asks.
Valerie L. - Houston, Texas 77027

A big thanks to the crew from House Painting of Houston, you guys did an awesome job.
Byron B. - Rice Houston, TX 77007  

INTERIOR PAINT PREPARATION  PAINT FINISHES (GLOSS/SHEEN)   CHOOSING INTERIOR COLORS  

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS IN INTERIOR DECORATING  TIPS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME   INTERIOR PAINTING IDEAS  

COLOR FACTS & COLOR EFFECTS  DECORATE WITH A FOCAL POINT   DECORATIVE WALL PAINTING TECHNIQUES  

DECORATING WITH SHABBY CHIC  COLOR FOR DECORATION   SPONGE PAINTING TECHNIQUES  

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We are from Houston and we have been painting houses in The Greater Houston Area for over 19 years. We specialize in The Downtown, Galleria, Kirby, Medical Center, Montrose, Museum District, Rice, Timber Grove Areas.



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