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With a little planning, you can go far in life. That goes for everything you do, even with playing the interior of your house! With a little planning and a step-by-step guide, you will know how to paint a house interior. Not to mention the interior of your home will look visually appealing and comfortable to your standards. Below we will tell you how to paint a house interior, a rough timeline and all the materials needed to execute a beautiful home.

Painting the Interior of Your Home

An estimated time to complete the interior of your home is 5-10 days. Might be less with the help of professional painters, but that is a rough estimation. Also, it depends on the size of your home too. When starting a project, it’s important to envision how you want it to look like in the end. You’re not limited to four walls in the same color, so you can change it up and paint your accent wall in a different hue. Whether bold or slightly chill, you can choose any colour that you think best represents your room. Speaking of colour, that’s super important! It can be really overwhelming to choose what colour(s) you want, so feel free to browse through painting catalogues to see what is best.

Materials Needed

  1. Paint (obviously)
  2. Drop cloths
  3. Painting masking tape
  4. Angled paint brush
  5. Step ladder
  6. Roller frame (width of 230 mm or 270 mm)
  7. Nap (fabric) for the roller (size depends on wall structure)
  8. Roller pole
  9. Paint tray (match it with frame width)
  10.  Damp rag or sponge
  11.  Bucket of water (to clean materials)

** The estimation of paint you’ll need is 4L and that is to cover a standard sized room.

How To Paint a House Interior

Colour Scheme → you need to determine the colour scheme that you want to incorporate. As inspiration, look at the colours in your surrounding rooms and spaces before determining the colour scheme for your walls, doors, ceilings, trims, etc.
Paint Calculator → To help determine the amount of paint you will need. Most interior paints are 4m2/L.
Proper Ventilation → open any windows in your surrounding area to improve ventilation and so that the paint can dry quicker.
Preparation is Key! → You can decide how you want to paint by either painting one room at a time or by the type of paint you’ll be using. Regardless of what you decide to do first, be sure to prepare all your walls before starting.
Drop Cloths → Put these on your floors and on any furnishings you don’t want to get paint on.
Painters Masking Tape → Apply painter’s masking tape to fittings and all trim edges that may be difficult to paint around.
Direction to Paint → preferably you should be painting from top down. This goes for painting a room.
Ceilings → Try to start with painting the ceilings.
Walls → Now, you can paint the walls.
Doors → Once finished with the walls and they are fully dry, paint the doors, window frames and trims.
Patience is Key! → We tend to want to do things very fast, but with painting the interior of a house, patience is key! You need to allow an adequate time for the walls, doors, window frames and ceilings to dry .
Let the Creativity Begin! → Now, you can have some fun with your house! Add your furnishings and unleash the creativity to add life into your newly decorated home!

Ceiling Paint for Bedrooms/Hallways

In high-traffic areas like hallways, you will need a paint that has a satin finish. This is because they resist dreaded marks left by bumps and rubs when people move across the hall. If you use a flat finish, for example, you would clearly see all the fingerprints. Satin paint is a better option because it stays cleaner as the dirt does not grip to the slick surface as much a flat finish would. For a living room or bedroom, you should use a satin or eggshell finish because it would be a flattering look. Lastly, for a bedroom door, you should want to use a semi-gloss paint. This is because it will withstand the constant dirt on the handles and it is washable.

Paint Your House in the Winter!

What most people don’t know is that painting your house in the winter means lower costs and you save time! It’s a win-win combo. Many professional painters in Toronto offer lower costs when you paint your house in the winter. Who doesn’t love painting the interior of their house at attractive prices? Sounds pretty good to me. Now, it does depend on the painting company you choose and their pricing, but you can potentially save about 10-30% off the regular price for painting during the winter! It is a great steal for you and at the same time, perfecting the look of your home at a time where some people wouldn’t want to do it.

More: Painting your house in the Winter

If you’re thinking of doing some home interior painting but don’t want to do the work yourself, let our interior painters help! Even if you are undecided, professional house painters can help you with any problems or questions you may have. If the work involved sounds like it involves too much time and energy to do yourself, call 416.494.9095 or email [email protected] for a FREE quote. And don’t forget to follow us on all our social channels below as well! 

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.



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