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Giving your house a new coat of paint can enhance its beauty. However, as with any undertaking, you have to plan and prepare before starting that painting job. Planning and preparing involves picking the appropriate colors and shades, and choosing the correct paint to use from the many choices available. Also, you also need to get the appropriate tools, brushes and ladders. Careful and thorough planning for a paint job would ensure you the greatest results.

Before you begin painting, remove furniture that you can easily carry out of the room. Move larger or heavy pieces of furniture in the middle of the room and cover them with plastic or cloth. Cover moldings, doors and windows with removable masking tapes. Cover the floor and other furnishings with drop cloths or newspaper.

Wash the area to be painted with 1 part water and 3 parts bleach. Scrub the wall clean. Find "blisters" on the wall. These are air pockets that were caused mainly by paint that is exposed to excessive dampness. If you find that blisters are found only on the wall's upper layer, scrape them off first before painting. Always choose a primer and topcoat of good quality.

It is recommended that you carry out painting jobs when the weather is fine. This way, you can open your windows and doors and let air circulate. Avoid doing painting on rainy or damp days. Excessive dampness and lack of proper air circulation can cause tiny or gray spots on the walls you are painting. To solve this problem to some extent, use turn on fans to increase air circulation. Also make sure that the primer is dry before you apply the topcoat.