How to Clean Up After a House Painting Job

Painting a room can be a great way to transform the look of your living space. But, it's important to remember that the job isn't done until you've cleaned up after yourself. To make sure you do it right, Carolina Blue Painting has some tips on how to clean up after a house painting job. To start, have a damp cloth handy to wipe off any paint drops immediately, before they dry.

Fresh, but dry, drops on dry, non-porous surfaces can often be cleaned with a damp cloth or with mineral alcohol or paint thinner. If you have access to a multi-purpose sink, bring a bucket to the sink along with a couple of useful tools, such as a painter's comb and some soap or hand cleaner. Fill the bucket with warm water and dip the brush into the water, brushing the bottom of the bucket in both directions to remove as much paint as possible. Make sure that the water completely penetrates the bristles and then rinse with clean water under the tap. It's also important to plan ahead and place enough cloths, old towels, rags and other objects to keep paint away from furniture, floors, and other parts of the room.

Investing in some old sheets or rags to use as washcloths will help reduce or eliminate the problem of removing paint from surfaces that should not have been painted. Seal the paint and use a pen to indicate when and in what room it was used, as well as where you bought it. If any paint comes into contact with unwanted surfaces, it's important to remove it as soon as possible, before it dries and hardens. To clean a brush after using latex paint, fill a bucket with warm water and brush the underside to remove the paint. A generous application of painter's tape will also help make cleaning after work much easier. At Carolina Blue Painting, we take care of all the details and consistently deliver positive results.

We'll also give you some tips on how to store unused paint so you can identify it the next time you need to touch up those walls. If you want a worry-free experience and want to do your job right the first time, choose Carolina Blue Painting as your painting contractor for your next project.