Ottawa Painters Oliver Painting Offer Tips to Prepare for Interior Painting

Ottawa, Canada, February 26, 2016 --( Hiring Ottawa painters to conduct the interior painting of your home is a great step that will help you freshen up your living space and bring it back to life. However, before you do, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you get the most out of the process. The team at Oliver Painting has outlined some of these tips below to ensure that you are up-to-date with the most effective preparation procedures.

One of the most important steps to prepare for interior painting is to check if your home has lead paint. Many homes built before 1978 have lead paints and require extra care when painting in order to avoid disturbing the lead and causing health hazards in your home. If you have lead paint, tell your painters right away. After this, you can move on to some cleaning.

Keeping your walls clean is essential to ensure that you get the most out of your paint job – this is especially important near your stove and sink, as greasy deposits and soap scum can easily hinder the adhesion of the paint. Failing to clean will cause even the best paint to crack, peel or chip much easier than usual.

Next, take note of any extra things that you want your contractors to do and inquire about the costs. For example, removing heavy furniture may not be included in your painter’s estimates so if you can’t do things like this yourself make sure to ask if there will be any extra charges.

Now you can choose a color – dark colors are best for making a room feel smaller, whereas lighter colors open up the space in a room. Of course, if you’re planning on selling your home then sticking with neutral colors is your best bet to ensure that potential buyers can visualize their ideas in your home.

Finally, pick a finish for your paint job – for those with lots of imperfections in their walls, flat paint is best, but keep in mind that it is harder to clean. Conversely, eggshell finish has a nice shine to it but is much easier when cleaning. A general rule of thumb is the higher the sheen, the more it will hold up during washing and cleaning.

For those in the Ottawa area looking for quality interior painting, the contractors at Oliver Painting can help you get the job done. For further questions of concerns, give them a call at 613.298.7811.

About Oliver Painting Ottawa

With a variety of services including interior and exterior painting, concrete floor painting and airless spraying, Oliver Painting Ottawa are full-service Ottawa painters that have been serving the area for over 15 years. For more information, visit
Oliver Painting
Clayton Oliver
(613) 298-7811