Painting the interior of your home can be a very messy job. No matter how careful you are, the paint manages to find its way to places in the house that weren't even being painted. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you keep the paint where it's supposed to be — and not where it shouldn't be.
Hire a Painting Contractor
The most sure-fire way to ensure that you don't make a huge mess doing an interior painting job is to hire a painting contractor to do it for you. Since they're so well-practiced, have all of the right tools and supplies, and won't get distracted by other household tasks during the project, they'll be the best shot at getting the painting done perfectly without you finding paint in every room of the house for the next year.
Lay Cling Flooring Protective Plastic
Take a trip to your local home improvement store. Head to the carpeting section. There, you'll find large rolls of what looks like plastic wrap. This product is a lot like the plastic wrap that you use in the kitchen to cover leftover food — but it's thicker and has a better gentle adhesive on the underside of it.
Rather than using tarps or drop cloths that could shift during the project, cover the flooring with a layer or two of the protective plastic. It will stay where you put it until the project is complete.
Note: Please do be aware that the plastic can become slippery when wet or if you drip a lot of paint on it. Just be careful not to slip and fall.
Cover Stuff with Press and Seal Wrap
Now, go to the grocery store and pick up a roll of Glad Press and Seal. This stuff works like magic. You can use it to cover your food, press it onto your kids' shirts so they don't mess them up while eating or doing crafts, and when doing painting work, you can cover the things that you don't want paint to get on with it.
For example, cover the light switches, door knobs, faucet handles, soap dispensers — anything that you might touch while taking a break from painting. Another great use for it is when you need to leave the room that's being painted — tear off a piece of the wrap large enough to cover the bottom of your shoe. Then cover the shoe, go do what you need to do, come back, remove the plastic, and you're good to go — no footsteps leading to wherever you went.
Talk with your local painting contractors. You may find hiring them is the best way for you to get this project done right.
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