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What Is the Expected Time Frame for an Interior Painting Project?

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What Is the Expected Time Frame for an Interior Painting Project?

There’s nothing quite like being able to show off your creative side by engaging in a new home improvement project. This is something that is simply not possible when you are stuck having to instead rent a home from a landlord. In such a situation, your landlord is the one who has the final say over all matters of interior decorating. What’s more, you cannot make any truly lasting changes to the décor. Add to that the fact that you cannot invest in or otherwise benefit from the value of the property itself, and it should come as no surprise that homeownership remains a cherished economic and social value.

Painting home interiors is a time-honored way of achieving both a means to show off your creativity as well as a means to invest in the future value of your home. That said, you likely don’t want to spend weeks on end having to deal with a single interior decorating project.

So, what is the expected time frame for such a paint job, and what can you do to make it go quickly?

The Standard Time Frame

The amount of time it takes to paint a given interior will naturally vary somewhat based on the nature of the property itself. That said, for a typical one or two-story home, the time it takes to paint the home’s interior can be as little as three to five days. The larger the home, the longer the process will take.

Tips to Expedite the Process

So, how can you maintain that pace, or even speed it up a bit? There are a variety of measures you can take, including the following:

  • Planning things out ahead of time: The more time you have to waste redoing rooms, or waiting around for the proper paints or tools to arrive, the longer the paint job is going to last. As such, before beginning, you will want to be sure that you have all of the paints, brushes, rollers, and other tools you need
  • Taking your time: Paradoxically, taking your time when painting can actually make things go faster, if only because it cuts down on the risk of mistakes. A brisk, steady pace is better than a rapid-fire, haphazard one.
  • Have paint cleaning and scraping materials on hand: Chances are, even with all of your precautions, you’re going to slip up every now and again. When that happens, you will want to have a cleaner or paint scraper on hand to quickly and efficiently remove the excess paint
  • Use fast-drying paint: Certain types of paint dry more quickly than others. Research the drying times for different types of paint, including oil and latex-based ones, and see which option works best for your needs.
  • Rollers are your friend: The more space you can paint in one stroke, the faster things will go. As such, investing in quality rollers is a good way to go.
  • Don’t paint alone: Trying to paint a home all by yourself can take weeks. Doing so with a team of at least three or four individuals can help ensure that things move at a more expedient pace.

Paint your home like a pro in a quick and timely fashion.

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