Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Interior Painting Remodels and Redos

This week we completed the interior  painting of an 80 year-old home.  The home had previously been a rental.   The interior had not been painted for at least 15 years.   The walls were lath and plaster, not wall board.    This is how we proceeded to repaint the interior. 
  • The bathroom walls were papered.   The wallpaper was removed with a wallpaper remover solution mixed in hot water.  Be sure to check with your quality paint store about the best wall paper remover.  Read the instructions carefully   The solution was applied with a spray bottle and left for several hours.   As we removed the wall paper, portions of the plaster crumbled.

  • We repaired the plaster with three skim coats of quick dry mud. We allowed each coat to dry.  Between every coat we lightly sanded the walls.   A primer- sealer was applied.
  •  The kitchen ceiling was treated with a stain killer because of the smoke and grease.    The ceilings were sprayed and rolled.  
  • All interior walls, wood work and doors were prepared by lightly sanding.   This  sanding takes of any dirt or grease.   Any necessary repairs(holes or dings) were repaired and primed.
  • Two  finish-coats of paint were applied to walls and doors. The walls were sprayed and rolled. This project was a three-tone paint job.
  • Kitchen cabinets were painted wood.  The fronts were sanded smooth and painted.   The knobs and handles were replaced with new hardware .  
The vinyl and carpet were replaced so we were able to spray and roll the interior walls.    If the flooring had not been replaced the painting would have been hand rolled.