Proper Sequence for A Painting Project

Professional painters always follow a sequence in their painting work. These steps are proven effective in finishing the job with the best results. This ensures that property owners are not only satisfied, but also get great value for their money.

An effective painting sequence involves:

  • Planning the proper order for painting the entire room.
  • Starting with the ceiling first and going down to the walls and woodwork is always the best plan. The floor should be left for last.
  • Cutting in around the edges starting from the corner of the room where the wall meets the ceiling using a 2-inch or 2.5-inch brush.
  • Rolling the roller slowly onto the paint in a tray and applying it evenly onto the ceiling.
  • Using 3- to 4-inch brushes for painting large surfaces on the walls and doors.
  • Using 1- to 2-inch brushes for painting around the more detailed areas such as the windows and molding.
  • Making sure that the walls are completely dry before applying painter’s tape around trim and moldings so it can be painted.
  • Painting the inside sash on double-hung windows first before moving on to the frame and then on to the outside sash and the external frame.
  • Making sure that all the hardware on paneled doors are properly covered with masking tape.
  • Starting from a corner of the floor that diagonally lies opposite to the room’s exit.

Following a proper sequence is necessary for getting any work done correctly and professionally. It is the key to a fresh and clean-looking home.