Residential Painting: Getting the Most Life Out of Your Painted Walls

A paint job goes a long way to update and refresh a room, but it’s a serious undertaking. When it’s all said and done, you want your paint job to last. Here are a few ways to maximize the lifespan of your painted walls.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Painted Walls

Thoroughly Wash Your Walls

Cleaning your walls will work wonders when it comes to getting life out of your paint job. A thorough wall washing requires you to start at the bottom of your wall and work your way up with a natural sponge and soap water solution. Using natural products and gentle circular motions helps ensure your paint won’t strip or fade. Alternate between washing with a soapy sponge and rinsing with a clean sponge as you make your way across your entire wall. Be sure to dry the area as well. High traffic areas, kitchens, and bathrooms tend to need the most attention and elbow grease when it comes to wall washing.

Regularly Take Easy Wall Paint Maintenance Measures

Simple wall paint maintenance will go a long way to boost the longevity of your interior paint. Keeping your walls free of dust is a quick and easy preventative maintenance trick. You can clear the dust with the soft brush attachment on your vacuum and follow that up with a cloth and dusting agent. Be sure to wipe away surface level marks such as fingerprints or food stains as quickly as possible. Leaving the stain unaddressed means it will be much more difficult to remove later on.

Quickly Touch up Damages

When it comes to more serious interior wall paint damage, touch up the area as soon as possible. Deep nicks, chips, or scratches on the surface of your paint can be sanded, holes can be filled, and paint can then be feathered over the area to blend it in with the rest of the wall. If any peeling or bubbling has defaced your paint job due to a leak, fix the leak immediately before scraping and sanding the area and painting over it. If you can, try to use paint from the original wall paint job to ensure you get a perfect match.

Make Sure Your Paint Job Lasts by Hiring the Pros to Ensure You Get Top Quality Service and Use Top Quality Products

At the end of the day, the best way to ensure your interior paint job lasts for years to come is to hire professional interior painters who thoroughly prep and paint your walls with quality, long lasting products.

The always courteous, always professional painters at ELCO Painting offer nothing but the best when it comes residential painting services. ELCO Painting uses top-of-the-line materials and provides top-notch service so that your paint job lasts for years to come. Our pro painting contractors have been satisfying customers across Rhode Island and Southern New England for over three decades. Let us show you how! Contact our local painters today by filling out our online form, requesting a home painting services estimate, or giving us a call at 401-295-2201.


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