Cleaning Up After Interior Painting

Interior PaintingYou’ve finished interior painting, and it looks great! But you notice a few specks (or a lot) of paint on your furniture, clothing, windows, and even skin. Cleaning up after interior painting is very important, but can be tricky.

Here’s what we recommend.

Cleaning Paint on Fabric

Paint on furniture and clothing is common after interior painting. Remember to wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and to cover floors and furniture with old sheets or something similar.

If you do get paint on good clothes or furniture, don’t try to remove it while wet. Wet paint may run, making the stain even bigger. Instead, leave it to dry, and use warm water and a small brush to work the paint out of the fabric.

If that doesn’t work, pick up some rubbing alcohol and saturate the stain. Use a dry paper towel to blot the stain. You may need to do this a few times, but it should remove the paint completely.

Cleaning Paint on Fixtures and Windows

To avoid getting paint on fixtures and windows, use blue painter’s tape. Remove only when the paint is completely dry, and peel gently.

If you do manage to get paint on fixtures and windows, here’s what we recommend:

  • Carefully use a razor blade or knife to scrape the paint from windows. You can then clean and polish the glass.
  • Use a damp cloth to remove paint from fixtures, such as light switches. If that doesn’t work, use a blunt knife to scrape the paint.

Cleaning Paint on Skin

cleaning paint on skinDo your best to avoid getting paint on skin by wearing long sleeves and gloves. If paint does get on your skin, wait until it dries before washing it off. Water and soap should do the trick.

Worried you’re going to make a mess and cleaning up sounds like too much work? No worries. Give us a call on 07 3829 5735 or send us an email, and we’ll happily give you a fast and detailed quote.  We make sure we leave no mess behind, ever.

About Louise Kraudelt

We’re a family business and we get a real buzz out of transforming with paint. We can make the old new again. We can change character and mood with colours and textures and we can add capital value to your property. We can enhance and preserve walls, ceilings, floors, doors, decks, windows, ironwork and furniture. It’s rewarding and satisfying work and we love it. Both of us are qualified painters, and we’re lucky to have a fantastic crew of cheerful, experienced and highly skilled painters as our team. Whilst we always have fun when we’re working, quality and service comes first. We operate to our own set of high standards and use inspections and checklists as part of our process to maintain quality control and ensure nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

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