7 Tips for Cleaning Up After Interior Painting

May 23, 2018

Cleaning up after the interior painting Toronto project in your home looks like a difficult task. It’s indeed difficult if you don’t know 7 outstanding tips that we will share in this article to make your work easy.

There’s always some method involved in doing things perfectly. Cleaning-up after your interior paint project involves systematic procedure. Read through the below article to make your task easy.

So here are 7 tips for cleaning up after you are done with your interior paint project.

 

1. Cleaning after interior painting

The first step involves removing the painter’s tape. Be careful not to hurry through this step as it might ruin some parts of the paint on your wall. Remove the painters tape with moderate speed. Pullback the tape from the surface over itself.

Hold the tape in such a position so that you’re not more than 12 inches away from the pulling action. However, if the paint has dried up you can use the knife to release the film before pulling it further. As a pro tip, remember to give more time to the paint to dry up if you are living in an area where there is high moisture content in the air.

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2. Cleaning up your tools

If you believe in the longevity of the products that you use, you need to clean up the paint tools to extend their usability. If the paint used for interior painting contains water-based or latex paint, you always need to use soap and water for clean-up. However, if the paint used is oil based, you will need to use mineral spirits for cleaning-up.

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3. Cleaning of brush thoroughly

To clean the paintbrush thoroughly, you need to use a paint comb. After you clean it, shake it properly so that the extra water is squeezed out of the brush. This action will also help to remove excess water from the brush roller. Keeping your brush dry after cleaning is vital in ensuring that it extends its life and keeps the bristles well in shape.

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4. Drying the brush

Never forget to dry the brush by making it hang from its handle on a place where there are ample light and air. By hanging it upside down, you ensure that the brushes metal handle also dry up in the process. This step makes sure that the metal component of your brush doesn’t catch any corrosion due to excess water present in its interiors.

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5. Reattaching the components after interior painting

After your interior painting project is over, wait for the paint to fully dry. After that, you can remove the protective covering from the light fixtures and outlet units. Reattach all the items back to their electric circuit so your home can get back normal.

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6. Storing the leftovers

When storing the leftover paint inside can make sure that the outer ring is cleaned well before shutting the can. As a pro tip, remember not to let your paint freeze.

You need to store your leftover products in a temperature controlled and dry location.

You can contact your household refuse collection service to take away the empty containers, soiled rags, and unused products but this is rare for anyone to do this. If the paint is dry on any brush or rags it can be thrown away with normal trash (you know, empty cereal boxes, frozen food containers after you have eaten the food, that The Force Awakens and Jurassic World DVD since those movies were really disappointing, and other types of trash which accumulate day after day).

You can dry unused paint quickly in the can using kitty litter.

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7. Cleaning up the walls

After you have followed all the steps mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, next is to clean up your walls mildly after 3 to 4 weeks of completing the interior paint project. You can use mild soap and water to clean the walls that have been repainted. Though this is if you have the time and really not necessary. But it can help in some minor way – though how it helps could be imperceptible.

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