DIY Painting Prep in 3 Simple Steps

A fresh coat of paint can instantly bring a drab room to life and create a fresh, new look. Whether you're planning to paint one wall, an entire bedroom or a large-scale multi-room project, doing your homework beforehand will help make the process go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Here are three important planning steps to set your interior painting project up for success. 

1. Do Your Research

First, consider your budget and what type of paint — and how much — you'll need for your space. Choosing high-quality paint and stains is essential since it will impact the beauty of your home for years to come.

As an authorized retailer of Benjamin Moore paint in Sunset Hills MO, we're here to help you choose the right paint for the job. We'll take the time to custom match any color of paint you need for your unique space in Sunset Hills, Des Peres, Kirkwood, Webster Groves and the greater St. Louis area.

2. Get the Right Supplies 

In addition to choosing the right paint, you'll need a few other tools for a successful project:

  • Brushes and/or rollers
  • Paint trays
  • Drop cloths
  • Painters tape
  • Caulk
  • Sandpaper

3. Prep the Room

Before you get out that paintbrush, make sure you've properly prepared your space. Clear out as much clutter and furniture as possible, then cover the floor (and any unmovable furniture) with drop cloths. Then, apply painter's tape around the edges of each surface to protect floors and trim. 

Next, check the painting surfaces for any areas that need cleaning, caulking or sanding. Taking care of these steps before applying paint will help the paint last longer and appear more even and smooth. 

Finally, make sure you have some sort of ventilation, such as fans or open windows, to keep fresh air circulating while you paint. 

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