interior painting

Ceilings, Walls, Doors, Trim and Cabinets, Drywall and Texture Repairs, Wallpaper Removal and Decorative Painting in Lincoln, Nebraska

Anyone can paint, but...

Would you trust anyone with your home?

My Lincoln clients confirm that if you chose Yuriy's Painting for your project it will be done safely and with minimum disruption to your home and routine. I personally guarantee that I will respect your privacy and property, give adequate attention to every detail of your project, work continuously until completion and your full satisfaction.

For some of the completed projects please visit the interior gallery here. Below is my approach to interior painting based on several Lincoln jobs.

Selecting paints and colors:

I will recommend the best material options that will fit your purpose, style, budget and quality expectations.

I do not use cheap paints. They are inferior in quality and often require more time and effort to make them look and perform satisfactory.

Is more expensive paint better? Yes, but the most expensive paint may not necessarily be the best choice for your project. In some cases, the properties of the most expensive paints would not only be wasted but could be undesirable. When suggesting a product for a particular project, I first consider it's technical data, and then price, presentation, and fashion trends.

When it comes to selecting the colors, I would gladly provide you with a complimentary assistance if you so desire.

Set up and protection:

Being organized, neat, and clean are essential for quality interior painting.

Setting up for interior painting in Lincoln, NE
Preparing for interior painting in Lincoln, NE
Protecting surfaces in preparation for interior painting in Lincoln, NE

I use leak-proof, skid-resistant, interior-only drop cloths for covering floors and carpets. Dust barriers are installed and air ducts are sealed as necessary to prevent contamination of other spaces, especially if a spray application is involved. Furniture and fixtures are wrapped in plastic and baseboards are taped to prevent splatters from landing on them. Also, I remove switch plates and outlet covers. The same goes for duct grids, curtain rods, knobs and other hardware. It's easier to paint with covers and hardware removed. The job is done faster and looks better. At the end of day I make sure that the areas are cleaned up and are left accessible, if possible.

Preparing the surface:

The most critical step of any painting project is the appropriate surface preparation. Small imperfections and nail holes are easily repaired by patching and sanding.

Patching a wall in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE
Patching a wall in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE
Sanding a wall patch in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE

Larger ones may require a few extra steps, such as taping, texturing and priming.

Taping a wall diffect in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE
Texturing a wall patch in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE
Priming in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE

A simple bead of caulk between a wall and a painted trim immediately improves the overall appearance resulting in cleaner and sharper looking lines.

Caulking in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE
Caulking in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE
Caulking in preparation for interior painting - Lincoln, NE

Prior to application of paint I make sure that all the surfaces are free of dust, grease and other contaminants. As a minimum I scuff the walls with fine sandpaper to insure proper adhesion of paint. In kitchens and bathrooms it may be necessary to wash the surfaces to be painted with a solution of TSP or a similar detergent.

Painting:

Ceilings, upper trim and corners usually are easily cut in with a proper brush. Masking is needed to achieve precision in decorative elements, such as lines across an entire wall, for example. A quality non-shed roller naps are used for painting walls and ceilings.

Interior painting, cutting in trim - Lincoln, NE
Interior painting, rolling walls - Lincoln, NE
Interior painting, sanding in preparation for the final coat - Lincoln, NE

While it is possible to refresh a room with one coat of paint of the same color, it is not an option if the objective is to make it look great. That's why I always recommend applying a minimum of two coats of paint. Second coat insures greater durability, consistent coverage, richness of color and sheen uniformity.

Interior painting, cutting in second coat  - Lincoln, NE
Interior painting, rolling second coat - Lincoln, NE
Interior painting, unmasking - Lincoln, NE

Finalizing:

Once the last coat of paint is dry the surfaces are inspected for quality and touched up as needed. Everything is cleaned up and put back in it's places and a final walk-through with you is performed to insure that all you are left with is a great looking space.

Interior painting, historic living room - Lincoln, NE
Interior painting, bedroom - Lincoln, NE
Interior painting, formal dining room - Lincoln, NE

Warranty:

My premium interior painting services automatically come with a three-year limited warranty on workmanship.