The key to a good paint job on any wall is preparation. Without preparation you may be able to do a good job painting, but it is highly unlikely that you will be able to do a great job. It’s very difficult, but you need to resist the temptation of taking shortcuts with the preparation. In the long run, good preparation saves you more time than taking shortcuts without preparation.
What will you need to prep the walls for paint? – The tools that you will need are:
- A bucket that is filled with warm soap and water
- Set of screwdrivers
Take accessories off the walls – One thing you will need to do is to take off anything that you would have to paint around. I’m talking about curtains, picture frames, posters, switch plates, and any other hardware that you may have on your wall that you do not want to get paint on. If you do not do this you may very well regret it later, so do yourself a favor and be sure to do this troublesome task. It may be a smart idea to be sure that the power is shut off at the breaker from this point on of prep time, because you are going to be cleaning next to outlets and such.