● Prep Work: Prep work for any project is essential for its overall success.
○ Repair any damage the wall may have, whether it’s holes from wall mounts, random nicks that have happened over the years, etc.
○ Make sure the wall is spotless from dust and debris. Even the tiny specs of duct can cause the paint to pull up over time.
○ Use a high-quality primer and paint with brushes and rollers. As appealing as less expensive paints maybe, they won’t hold up, and you’ll find you’re repainting the house after 2-3 years.
○ Ensure rooms that get high humidity, such as the bathroom, have paint that can hold up. Excess moisture can peel paint away quickly. There’s a good chance you’ll have to repaint that room within a year or two if the color can’t hold up.
● Wash & Dust: In high-traffic areas, dust, dirt, and debris can buildup quickly and damage the paint. Regularly, especially the kitchen and bathroom, use a microfiber cloth to clean the dust off. Use the vacuum for stubborn or hard to reach areas. For dirt and grease, use a natural sponge that’s gentle on the paint with non-abrasive soap and water. Dry as thoroughly as possible.