Tips For Painting

Preparation Is Key

One of the most important things to remember about painting is that it’s not just a matter of buying a can of paint and slapping it on the walls. There is a lot of preparation that goes into it, and not doing the prep work correctly can result in shoddy results and even cracking of the paint job down the line.

Use A Degreaser

Degreaser helps remove dirt, grime and oil from surfaces. It works through various mechanisms, but most importantly, it breaks down fats and oils into soap and glycerin. This makes them easy to wipe away. When applying a degreaser, it’s important to have an even application. Showering an area with too much product may actually be counterproductive.


When painting it’s not always possible to avoid using a ladder. Ladders are a very important tool for any painter but can be risky if not used correctly.

Before attempting to paint, make sure that your ladder is in good condition. If the rungs are loose or the side rails have been damaged the ladder should not be used. It is also important not to carry too many items up the ladder or overreach since this can cause you to lose balance and fall off.

Drop Cloths

The reason drop cloths were created is to protect floors, furniture, and fixtures from paint spills and splatters. They can save a huge mess in the long run.

They should be sized appropriately to fit the furniture or piece that they are covering. If the drop cloth is too small it will be difficult to work around the furniture or floor and may not prevent paint from tracking onto the floors. The drop cloth should also be washed after each use to ensure it is clean and ready for the next time.