Here is a complete timing breakdown for painting the interior of an average Port Charlotte, FL home. However, this timing breakdown is just an guideline; you can adjust time accordingly for smaller and larger rooms.
Timing for Surface Preparation:
Preparation is the most important task of any paint job, and it requires a lot of time. The preparation work also includes buying paint supplies, laying them out for easy access as you paint, cleaning dust, dirt and mildew from the walls and trim, masking out all the essential areas with a good quality painter’s tape, and of course, covering the furniture and floors with drop cloths. The entire task will need hands on experience. Depending on the size of your space, the prep work may take between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
Time Required to Move Furniture:
When you are painting the ceiling of any room, it is vital to move all the furniture out of the way and cover them with drop cloths. However, if you are just applying paint on the walls of your home, you can simply push the furniture to the center of the room and use drop cloths to cover them. This task may take around 1 to 2 hours.
Time Required for Painting The Walls:
The timing required for interior painting in Port Charlotte mostly depends on the area(s) you have to paint. If you plan to paint the walls of your home, you can cut in along the ceiling, floor, windows, doorways, and corners with a paint brush and roll to apply paint on them. Usually, you will need 1 to 2 hours, per coat, to apply paint on the walls.
Painting the Trim:
You can use painter’s tape on the trim since it helps you to paint the trim pretty fast. Usually painting the trim may take 30 minutes to 1 hour per coat. If you plan to paint the window sash, you can add half an hour for each window.