A fresh coat of paint is the most inexpensive way to “remodel” a room. Thanks to our high quality coatings and applicators, even first-time painters can achieve professional-quality results.
We’re here to help you through this process with easy-to-follow tips and online project planning tools that answer common questions on how to paint.
And, with more than 4,000 neighborhood Sherwin-Williams stores across the nation, it’s easy to get the paints you want and the friendly expert advice you appreciate.
To get a great-looking finish coat and the beautiful, long-lasting results you expect, take the time to ensure that the surface to be painted is clean, dry and smooth and coated with the correct primer.
Your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams paint expert can provide additional advice about which primer is right for your project.
And remember, we also carry all the tools you’ll need for surface preparation – such as ladders, wire brushes, paint scrapers, putty knives, wood filler and spackling paste – to prepare a surface for painting.
Preparing the room before beginning your project not only makes it easier for you to paint, it also protects your home from inadvertent splatters or spills.
In addition to friendly expert advice, you can find drop cloths, masking tape, caulk and more at your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store.
Getting ready to paint:
Remove draperies, pictures, mirrors, area rugs, hardware (if possible), and switch and receptacle cover plates.
Move all furniture to the center of the room or the room, if possible. Cover all furniture with drop cloths.
Tape off woodwork and tape down plastic drop cloths.
Wrap plastic around light fixtures, and use masking tape to cover any hardware you can’t remove.
Open a window or door to ensure good ventilation.
Clean the surface as needed.
Gaps between walls, ceilings, crown moldings and other interior trim can be filled with the appropriate ProSelect® caulk after priming the surface.
Caution: When using oil-based coatings, keep paint away from heat, sparks and open flame. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames, pilot lights and heaters. Turn off stoves, electrical tools, appliances and any other sources of electrical ignition. While painting and until all vapors are gone, keep the area well-ventilated.