The main reason as to why people paint their interior walls is to freshen up the design of the room. A fresh paint job can give new life to a dull room. To get a smooth finish you will want to first take some time to prime the walls. People like to chop corners to save money and time, but doing this could make your work look appalling.

Follow these steps for a very smooth application:

The first step is to use a paint scraper to remove all of the old chipped paint. Scrape as much of the old paint off as you possibly can. Sand the chipped areas with a piece of sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block. Endeavor to smooth the edges as much as possible so as not to be noticeable under the fresh paint.

Wipe down the areas to be painted. Wash walls and woodwork to remove dust and grease from the surfaces. Grease will keep the paint from adhering onto your surface properly and dirt or dust will attach itself to the newly painted wall. Wash with a weak soap and water solution and let the area to dry before prepping.

Tape off the parts you do not want painted like baseboards and mouldings. Cover lighting fixtures and wall sockets, and put plastic sheets over furniture to guard from drips. You will probably also want to put plastic or an old sheet down on the carpet in to the area that you are painting. Paint rollers will sometimes slip and hit where you don’t want them to.

Fill in any holes or cracks with putty and smooth out. Also fill in any holes left from where you scraped the old paint. If there’s the least amount of an impression in the wall it may show through the paint as a very uneven spot so you should fill it as well. When you’ve filled in all the spots, smooth the puttied areas with a damp sponge and let it dry. When dry, sand the area with the sanding block to smooth out any rough edges left.

Choose a top quality make of paint. You do not have to pay a fortune for a gallon of paint, but you need to buy a high quality product. Call around to some general contractors close to you and ask what brand of paint they recommend. Once you've gotten a name you can call or visit some home improvement stores to try out and compare prices. This is an important step because say you decided to select a less expensive brand of paint it may well not cover as the area as well. Getting a primer is an option, but it is not vital. A good brand of paint should cover in a single coat. Sometimes you may will require a second coat to give a more polished look.

A final tip: After your new paint has dried, check for any bubbled or uneven spots. Should you see bubbles, lightly scrape the surface, fill and retouch. You can buy a small pot of the same colour paint for touch ups. If you aren’t really a diy type, or you don’t have the time for such a job you can hire a professional to do the job for you.

Interior painting is difficult work and by doing it yourself you may or may not pull off the effects that you’ve been expecting. If you are going to paint the exterior of your house then take a look at painter london first. There's a lot of arranging to do, so you really have to plan it carefully, otherwise you will perhaps end up wasting the paint you have bought.

Author's Bio: 

I have been heavily involved in the property business for over twenty years. My work ranges from gardening, electrics and diy. Gasically I can turn my hand to pretty much anything.