Interior Painting: Prep Tips

Interior home painting can be done effectively year-round. We select premium paint for all jobs; however, we are always willing to discuss preferred brands. We will also consult on the most appropriate finish for a room’s walls and trim. Other decisions, such as paint color, will be left to you. To help you, below are tips on preparing for an interior paint job.

What Can I Expect When I Hire ProTect Painters?

When you hire ProTect Painters, you can expect our professional painters to bring the right equipment, conduct extensive prep work, and execute the job for long-lasting results.

When you call our residential painting crew, here’s what you get:

  • Room Setup
    Remove and/or cover furniture, remove all fixtures, cover floors with drop cloths
  • Room Preparation
    Scuff or sand surfaces, fill holes and cracks, caulk gaps in trim, seal stains, wash surfaces
  • Painting
    Prime surfaces as needed, apply paint with proper tools and techniques, apply straight cut lines between walls and trim, and clean up the area
  • Final Inspection
    Complete a project walk-around with our crew, complete final touch-ups where required, clean up the area, and conduct the final project walk around with ProTect Painters owner

How Should I Pick My Interior Paint Color?

Our interior painters can share more tips with you when you contact us; however, most homeowners find these tips helpful when selecting an interior paint color:

  • Is the room narrow or wide?
    Dark colors recede, while light colors advance. To make a narrow room wider, paint the end walls dark and the long walls light.
  • Do you want to make a small room feel bigger or smaller?
    The above applies for small rooms and big rooms. To make a small room look bigger, use lighter shades of paint. To make a large room feel smaller, select darker shades.
  • Have you looked at your chosen color in different lighting?
    View paint swatches during the day and at night.
  • Is the color uniform?
    Choose a single color to shine in a space; other colors should only be used as accents.
  • Have you checked our trends and tips section?
    Visit our painting tips and trends page to find more color inspiration!

What Type of Paint Do you Use?

We are happy to use the brand of paint you prefer; however, we partner with Sherwin Williams®, BEHR®, and Benjamin Moore® for trends, training, and more.

To start your interior house painting project, contact your local ProTect Painters at (888) 318-8650.