Remove light fixtures and shutters.

Make repairs to light fixtures and shutters so you can replace them after you have painted.

Power wash the house to remove dirt and paint chips.

For super loose paint, use a paint scraper. (Be sure to wear eye protection)

If power washing loosens mortar, repair this before you paint.

Tape off areas you don’t want painted.

Interior Prep Work Tips

Move the furniture to the middle of the room and cover.

Remove artwork from walls.

Patch holes in the walls and sand them.

Remove electrical switch plates and use masking tape or painters tape over the outlet.

If painting the ceiling, cover lighting.

Clean the walls with TSP. Follow the manufacturers directions.

Tape off areas you don’t want painted.

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