Does your home need a fresh coat of paint to spruce things up? The experts at MasterWorks Painters have helped thousands of homeowners in Ashburn, VA, make their home more pleasant and relaxing. Before you begin any kind of interior residential painting project, follow these five steps to ensure a beautifully painted room from start to finish.

5 Simple Steps to Prepare a Room for Painting

1. Remove or Protect All Furniture

If possible, remove all furniture and wall decor from the room you are painting. If you can’t remove the furniture, be sure to cover it with a thick drop cloth or tarp in order to protect it from any paint spills, drips, or other mishaps.

2. Dust and Clean the Walls

Use a towel or a vacuum to wipe all the dust off the walls. If you’re painting the kitchen or bathroom, use a basic cleaning solution, such as dish soap or laundry detergent with water, to wash the extra grime away.

3. Have All Materials on Hand

Have everything you need before you begin painting. It makes the job so much simpler and easier. Depending on the type of painting you’re doing, you’ll want to have these materials on hand, and possibly others:

  • Primer
  • Paint can opener
  • Stir sticks
  • Roller covers
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint tray
  • Drop cloth

4. Protect Wall Trim with Painter’s Tape

Mask all areas you don’t want to paint with painter’s tape. Spaces such as wall trim, baseboards, sconces, and any other edging or decoration, should be covered.

5. Try Out Colors before Painting

You don’t want to paint the entire room and end up not liking the color you chose! Get a few samples from the store and try them out on the wall. Leave them there for a few days, and take your time to decide which one you like best. 

MasterWorks: Your Expert Residential Painters

If you prefer not to tackle a painting job like this yourself, contact MasterWorks at (703) 263-3302 for a free estimate. You may be surprised at how cost-effective our services can be. We also provide residential exterior painting and commercial painting, along with several home improvement services in the Ashburn area.