There are many rooms and areas of your home that have to be occasionally painted and as a homeowner, this is something you should know – any given paint job is going to fade over time and will need to get a refresh as it were.
Moreover, even when your interiors aren’t looking bad but the style with which they were painted is no longer what you want in your home, it may well be time to paint once more.
The need to paint your interiors extends even to such rooms in your home as the pantry, which is still a room that needs to be periodically painted.
It should be a fairly obvious point that when you’re going to be painting your pantry, you have to remove basically everything in there.
It’s almost always going to be a somewhat cramped space as is unless you happen to be fortunate enough to have a relatively large pantry but even when you do, you don’t want to have anything in there other than the walls and yourself.
If you have shelving units that aren’t directly connected to the walls, it may be a good idea to remove those as well if possible as it will make it easier to paint.
Seeing as it’s a pantry that is being painted, you can most certainly understand how some food stains are going to make their way into the area being painted, but do you understand the full importance of cleaning before painting?
Specifically, it’s a good idea to clean before you paint because what you see on the walls isn’t going to just magically vanish once you paint – it’s not as if the paint will serve as a kind of eraser for problems that are on the surface.
When you make the time to clean the surface that is being painted as well as the surrounding area, you are ensuring that you aren’t going to be looking at a dirty mess later on after you have finished painting.
You are likely aware of the fact that there are two basic kinds of paint when it comes to painting your home, being one kind that is used for interior painting and one that is used for exterior painting.
Of course, you are going to be using interior paint for your pantry as it is an interior room but did you know that depending on the frequency with which you will need to clean the walls, a different kind of paint will be needed?
If it turns out, for example, that you are going to be regularly cleaning the walls (perhaps you have denizens that go into the pantry and put their dirty hands all over the walls on a regular basis) you will want to use a glossy paint, that is easy to clean.
If however, you aren’t expecting to really ever clean the walls, you’ll be okay making use of a flat paint.
In looking to properly paint your pantry, you might not think about the fact that it’s really important that you properly ventilate throughout the painting process.
Since it’s quite unlikely that you’re going to have actual windows available to you in your pantry, you are going to be well off having the door to the pantry open and perhaps getting some sort of fan that can push air out of the room so that you don’t keep the same stale air in the pantry while you are painting.