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Make a Splash this Summer with a Fresh Coat of Paint 

Taking on that interior paint project is a breeze with the right tools and surface protection!
Posted on July 10, 2015 | By: Dustin McNichols

Whether you’re a painting PRO or simply ‘ready to roll,’ tackling an interior paint project can be a great way to beat the heat during these long summer days. By following a few simple steps, you’ll be able to prime your space and paint to perfection!

Choosing the perfect color for your room project has never been easier. All the biggest names in home improvement offer color selection tools like Lowe’s Color Studio and even the new ‘Project Color’ app by The Home Depot, available on iTunes. DIY professionals this season are recommending big and bold, so when the only person to please is yourself, choose a color that compliments you the most!

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Once you’ve picked your paint, arm yourself with all the necessary tools to tackle the job. You’ll need everything from brushes to rollers, painters’ tape and even surface protection. While most will remember to calculate how many gallons of paint will be needed, many will forget that measuring to protect what you don’t want painted can be just as important!

Painter’s grade Blue Tape, with its medium tack adhesive, will not leave a sticky residue and is perfect for clean removal when exposed to direct or indirect sunlight. So whether you want a clean line to mark off the ceiling or need to protect trim, calculate how many rolls of Blue Tape you’ll need. Most common rolls of Blue Tape are sixty yards in length.

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After removing furniture from the room, you’ll next want surface protection for anything that won’t be getting a fresh coat of paint. For any countertops, marble and even factory finished hardwood, Multi Surface Protection Film can be used to prevent damage and protect from spills. This surface and floor protection film is ideal for painting, remodeling, moving, and parties, a truly multipurpose product!

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If the room being painted has carpeting, you need a durable solution to protect from spills. Carpet Shield® by Surface Shields® is the best temporary carpet protection you can buy. It is a clear, self-adhering protective film for carpeting. Carpet Shield's® non-slip surface is a special blend of polyethylene, which is highly resistant to tears or punctures. Ideal during painting, remodeling and moving, it minimizes cleanup time and damage claims.

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With the furniture moved, room properly taped and your surface protection in place, you’re ready to clean your walls! Remove dust, dirt and grease with water, a little dishwashing soap and a sponge. Rinse with clean water, let the walls air dry and you are ready to begin.

You’ve chosen your color, calculated how much paint you need, purchased your tools and protected your surfaces, so you’re ready to make this Summer paint project a breeze!

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