Essential DIY Tips for Interior Painting

Quarantining at home has many people performing home improvement projects. Interior painting is the most popular DIY project seen during this pandemic. Paint is selling fast and people are jumping into these projects without a plan. We here at Workman’s friend want to share some essential tips to make your project a fun and rewarding experience.

Plan Ahead
Before you tackle that big paint project, take a step back and analyze the situation. Is the surface smooth? if not, some sanding may be required first. Is the paint peeling off? Is it flaking? If so, you may need to sand and prime the surface before painting. Is the surface dirty or greasy? You may need to clean the surface before you begin. It is surface glossy and slick? The surface could be using Oil-based paint. If so, you will need to sand the surface of purchase an amazing paint-additive called Oil Bond. Check out this amazing latex paint additive HERE.

Check the Weather
One element that can wreak havoc on your project is the weather. You should wait for dry weather as humidity could cause dripping and slow dry times for your paint. Avoid painting on a rainy day. Keep an eye on that ten-day forecast!

You Get What You Pay For!
Purchase good, high-quality brushes. After investing in good paint, you do not want to torture yourself with cheap brushes. A good brush or roller will increase the coverage area. This will, in turn, speed up your project. Check brushes will fall apart as you paint, causing you to stop as you ponder as to why you did not spend a little extra dough on some better brushes and rollers.

Take Cover!
The last thing you want to experience is splattered paint dried onto your furniture and your pretty, hardwood floors. Use drop cloths and painter’s tape to cover all the items and surfaces which are exposed. You may think you are being super careful, but paint seems to have a mind of its own!

Make a little effort
A lot of people will tape over light switches. In the time you take to do that, you could have just removed the faceplate. Removing the faceplate allows you to get the entire surface painted. A year from now, you’ll change out those plates and find that the new ones are smaller… and the old paint is showing.


Gather a “sense of direction”
Stand in the center of the room and look around. Plan your moves. Make sure you finish at the exit. Also, paint from top to bottom. If you paint from bottom to top, you will be leaning in wet paint as you proceed upwards. A few minutes to plot your course will steer you in the best direction.

Remove Paint from Your Hands with Ease!
Once the job is completed, you have to clean up those hands. Before you even begin your project, BARRIER UP! Apply a coating of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream to your hands for an invisible layer of protection which will shield you from the sticky paint and from oil-based stains. Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream will also guard you against nasty skin irritants such as plant oils and poison ivy. Apply every four hours for ultimate protection. Workman’s Friend binds to your skin cells for create this superior layer of protection.

Sometimes you just need a soap with a little germ-fighting ability, right? Try Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal to get a deep clean and feel fresh afterwards. The activated charcoal cleans deep into your skin, detoxing away the bad elements like bacteria and germs that hard-working hands pick up on an active day. Unlike other soaps, Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal hydrates your skin as it cleans, leaving them feeling alive and fresh while other soaps leave your hands feeling dry. PURCHASE HERE.


Soaps, especially alcohol-based hand cleaners, dry out your skin, leaving them craving moisture. What if there was a way to protect your skin and keep it moisturized even during frequent hand washings? Well, you can! Coat your hands with Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream to form a protective layer around your skin and re-apply every four hours. The barrier protection will moisturize your hands from beneath the protective layer. The barrier protection will shield you hand from harmful chemicals, dirt and grime. The barrier protection binds to your live skins cells and will only be removed when your skin cells die and shed every four hours. In the meantime, your skin is moisturizing from the inside and healing your dry and cracked skin.  Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream is the perfect combatant for over-washed hands. PURCHASE HERE.

Another option for over washed hands is Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream. Add this hand cream to your daily regimen for healthy, stored hands. An application in the morning and again before bedtime will help your skin survive those frequent hand washings unscathed. Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream will moisturize and heal your dry, cracked, and damaged skin. When used over time, your skin will return to its once healthy appearance. PURCHASE HERE.

Try all of our products. We offer a 3-Pack Workman’s Friend Skin Care Bundle. You will receive a 3.38 oz. tube of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream, a 2.5 oz. jar of Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream, and an 8 oz. bottle of our Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal.



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