Interior Painting FAQs

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If you’re considering revamping your house’s walls, you may have a lot of questions that need answers before you begin. The key to a successful renovation is proper planning and budgeting. At Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Our team is ready to answer any questions you may have and we’ve even compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you gather the information you need before starting your painting journey. With our support and that of our network of contractors, you can design and complete your renovation with ease. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for your free quote!

Interior Painting FAQs

The type of paint you should use depends on the surface you're painting, the type of finish you want, and your personal preferences. For most interior walls, a latex or water-based paint is a good choice because it's easy to clean and dries quickly.

The amount of paint you'll need for your project depends on the size of the room, the number of coats you'll be applying, and the type of paint you choose. As a rough estimate, one gallon of paint typically covers 350-400 square feet with one coat.


Before you start painting, you'll need to clean and repair the walls, remove any switch plates, outlet covers, and light fixtures, and protect your furniture and flooring. You may also need to fill in any cracks or nail holes and sand the walls for a smooth surface.

Yes, you can paint over wallpaper, but it's important to properly prepare the surface first. If the wallpaper is in good condition, you can paint directly over it. If it's damaged or peeling, it's best to remove it before painting.

The time it takes to complete an interior paint job will depend on the size of the room, the number of coats you'll be applying, and the amount of prep work required. On average, it takes about one day to paint a 12x12 room with one coat of paint.

It also depends on if you are looking to invest into a company for your needs of interior painting. If so, look no further than us here at Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations! With our 25 plus years of experience, we will complete any job with extreme attention to detail and only the finest quality of products. Contact us today for more information or for a free quote! 

There are several ways to choose colors for your interior walls, including looking at color swatches, creating a mood board, and using a color visualizer tool. It's also a good idea to consider the natural light in the room and the colors of your furniture and accessories.

To ensure a clean and neat paint job, you'll need to use painters tape to protect baseboards, molding, and other areas that you don't want painted. You'll also need to use drop cloths to protect your furniture and flooring and clean up any spills or drips promptly.

The drying time for interior paint depends on the type of paint, the temperature and humidity in the room, and the thickness of the coat. On average, interior paint takes about 2-4 hours to dry to the touch and 24 hours to fully cure.

In Conclusion

Interior Painting FAQs

In conclusion, at Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, we believe that interior painting is a great way to enhance the look and feel of your home. With our over 25 years expertise in the field, we can guide you through the process of choosing the right type of paint, preparing your surfaces, and selecting colors that will bring your vision to life. Whether you prefer to do it yourself or hire our professional team, we are here to help you every step of the way. By following the answers to the FAQs outlined above, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about your interior painting project and achieve the exceptional results you desire. Contact us today for more information or for a free quote! If you have any more questions, come check out our page dedicated to interior painting!

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