Interior of a house, interior painting and how to paint a wall

Painting a wall is a great way to bring a fresh feeling to your home!

At Home Painters Toronto, we love to do the work for you, but we also like to offer up our top tips for painting basics!


Painting may seem fairly simple on principal. You might think all that is involved is taking a paintbrush, slapping some paint on the wall and letting it dry. Who needs a professional painter anyway? The answer is, YOU do! Yes, anyone can paint a wall. But there is more to a professional interior painting project than simply applying paint to a wall. To start with, you need to prepare for painting. And we’re here to help guide you through all of that. Let’s dig into some painting basics for painting a wall!

Step 1: painting basics – Prepare Your Room for Wall Painting

Preparing to paint:

  • remove furniture from the room
  • protect floors with a drop sheet
  • gather necessary tools
  • wear protective clothing
Various colours paint on walls

Step 2: “Cutting In”

This process is how professional Toronto painters begin painting. What does “cutting in” mean anyway? Basically, it’s just a professional painter’s way of saying “painting along the corners and trim carefully with a small brush”. It simply prevents any messes on your trims and makes the lines where the paint ends crisp and tidy. 

“Cutting in” is one of the most important steps in painting a room. If you’re looking to really take in the painting basics about “cutting in”, visit this blog for all of the details!

Step 3: painting basics – Painting the Wall

While you can use a paintbrush to paint a wall, painting contractors typically will use a roller brush because it allows for quicker, neater work. You’ll avoid seeing brush strokes or have any missed spots.

To paint a wall with a roller, be sure to have the proper materials to get the job done right the first time. Make sure you have a new roller and an extender for reaching higher parts of the wall or ceilings. You’ll also need a paint tray and paint that is the correct colour to match the “cutting in” that you did earlier.

Pro Painter Tip for Interior Painting

Interior Wall Painting Techniques – Use a “W” shape when using a roller because it will help you to fill the space in faster and also helps to prevent any harsh, visible brush strokes. 

It is better to use less paint, then add more than to have too much paint on your brush leading to a big mess.

Try out these interior painting tips on a wall in your Toronto home and check out our Pinterest page for more interior painting tips from a professional painting company. 

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If you have an idea you would like to try, but do not know how to make it happen, Home Painters Toronto can help.  With 30 years experience as professional painters, let our experience do the heavy lifting.

Please call us NOW at 416.494.9095, or email us at [email protected] to get a quote for your interior painting project.

Brian Young - Home Painters Toronto

From The Owner & Founder


Hello and welcome!

I’m both deeply honoured and flattered you are considering using our services.

Since 1987 when I was at York University simply earning my way through school, I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of amazing homeowners like yourself.

Besides the birth of my daughter, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a homeowner’s life change when we have transformed their dream home into a masterpiece. For that reason, we take our jobs very seriously and are committed to our cause.

At Home Painters our mission is to paint homeowners’ dreams, and make your painting experience last a lifetime!
I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day, as it brings me tremendous joy to make homeowner’s dreams come true.