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6 Essential Painting Tips

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Perfect the Prep Work

Now that you know the basics, how can you set up your space so that it's paint-ready? Follow these simple prep-work steps:

  1. Move your furniture. The last thing you want is paint dripping on your leather sofa. Either move your furniture into the center of the room or take it out of the space entirely. Any furnishings left in the room should be covered. (An old sheet makes for an inexpensive covering.) Do the same for flooring.
  2. Remove any electrical switch plates from the wall.
  3. Use painter's tape to cover any objects that can't be removed from the room, such as light switches and outlets.

You've selected the tools, found the perfect color combinations, and readied the room: Now it's time to begin. Happy painting!

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