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Interior Painting Prep Guide

Your Step-by-Step Interior Painting Prep Guide

Remove all furniture, décor, and wall hangings to clear the room. For heavy items, consider our moving assistance services. Cover any remaining large items with drop cloths or plastic sheeting to protect them from stray paint drips.

Clear the Room and Cover Remaining Items

Lay down canvas drop cloths or thick plastic sheeting to safeguard your floors. Use painter's tape to secure the coverings, preventing any accidental slippage or paint seeping underneath.

Protect Your Floors

Apply painter's tape around windows, doors, baseboards, and crown molding to ensure crisp, clean lines. Remove outlet covers and switch plates for a seamless paint job. If you're not comfortable with electrical work, we can handle it for you.

Safeguard Trim & Fixtures

Inspect the walls for holes, cracks, or imperfections and patch them with spackle or putty. Sand the patches smooth once dry, creating a flawless surface for painting. If needed, our professional drywall repair services can ensure the best results.

Repair and Clean the Walls

Consult with our experts to determine if primer is needed based on your specific walls and chosen paint. If recommended, apply a high-quality primer to ensure even paint coverage, enhanced color vibrancy, and a durable finish.

Prime the Walls

Schedule a free color consultation with our experts. We'll bring paint samples to your home in Davenport or Orlando so you can see how the colors look in your space. Test different paint samples on your walls to find the perfect hues that reflect your style.

Choose and Test Your Colors

(and How Henry's Can Help)

Why DIY Prep is
Worth Your Time

A well-prepped room means less time spent by our expert painters, which directly translates to savings for you.

Save You Money

Safeguarding your floors, furniture, and trim ensures your home remains protected throughout the process.

Protect Your Investment

Smooth surfaces and proper protection guarantee a professional-looking finish that will make your friends and family green with envy.

Elevate Your Results

We don't just paint; we're your partners in transformation. We can guide you through every prep step and even tackle the more challenging tasks for you, like repairs or moving furniture.

The Henry's Advantage

Get In Touch!

Looking to breathe new life into your home or business with a fresh coat of paint? We're here to help! Whether you have a question, need a quote, or are ready to schedule your transformation, reach out to us using any of the options below:

Lets Chat:

Phone/Text: 689-444-6679 


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed 


Your dream home transformation starts right here. With Henry's Painting & Contracting's expert guidance, you'll be equipped to tackle your interior painting project like a seasoned pro. This comprehensive interior painting prep guide will reveal insider tips and tricks to prep your space, ensuring a beautiful and long-lasting finish that will have you bursting with pride.

At Henry's Painting & Contracting, we understand that proper preparation is the foundation of any successful painting project. Whether you're planning to revitalize your living room, update your kitchen, or give your entire home a fresh look, our step-by-step guide covers everything you need to know. From clearing the canvas and protecting your floors to choosing the right paint colors and applying primer, we've got you covered.

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