Does your home need interior painting?

Learn the tricks and tips to give your home an awesome interior paint job.

Our homes are a sanctuary; they make us feel safe and comfortable. We feel a sense of pride when our homes look beautiful and striking, and we do everything we can to maintain that exterior look.

That said, just like the exterior, the interior of your home also needs some TLC to keep it looking good at all times. A beautiful interior can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home and have a relaxing effect on your mind.

A good paint job every now and then can go a long way in helping you keep your interior looking beautiful and fresh.

While interior painting can be a little tricky, with the right guidance, you can get that perfect look you’re looking for.

Tips for a gorgeous interior paint job

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Choose the right color

Picking the right color for your home is the first step when you’re painting your interior.

Your color choice will depend on the look you’re going for, and you may want to pick a color that complements your furniture.

Think about the different shades and choose a shade that fits in with your existing color palette.

You can even use online tools that allow you to upload a picture of your interior and see how different colors look on it.

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Get the right tools

Here are some of the most essential tools you need for a quality and mess-free paint job:

A step ladder

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Paintbrushes

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Canvas or cloth

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Sandpaper

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Painter’s tape

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Putty knife

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Prep the interior

With your tools in place, it’s time to prep your interior for the paint job:

  • Move anything you don’t want to get paint on out of the room and cover all your furniture and floor with cloth or canvas.
  • Mast the edges and moldings with painter’s tape. Use the putty knife to seal the tape properly.
  • Remove light switches and power outlets and cover the cavities with masking tape.

Your interior is now ready for painting!

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Painting technique

Before starting painting, decide how you want to approach the paint job.

We recommend starting from the ceiling and working your way down for a clean and easy paint job. That said, pick a painting technique that suits you, and also be mindful of your brush strokes.

Once you finish painting, make sure to remove the painter’s tape before the paint dries.

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J Brown Painting—your residential painting experts in San Diego

If you’re looking to give your home a new interior paint job and you need some help, we are here to get the job done for you!

We guarantee the perfect paint job that rivals what you would get from a big company while giving you the support and care of a small one.

If you’re worried the painting project will interfere with your schedule, we got you covered. We work around your schedule and even work on weekends and nights to get the job done at the promised time.

All you need to do is pay 10% upfront and pay the rest only if you’re happy with our services 🙂

Our services

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Interior painting

J Brown Painting offers a complete range of interior painting services. Whether it’s refreshing your entire home or simply painting trim, our dedicated team is ready to get to work. No project is too big—or too small—for our experienced team of interior painting experts.

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Exterior painting

Painting serves two purposes: to protect and to beautify. At J Brown Painting, we put a lot of emphasis on the protection aspect. What are we protecting from? UV rays and moisture. Who knew water and the sun, two things so vital to life, can also destroy your home!

Cabinet Painting

Are your cabinets outdated? Maybe you want more of a beachy feel? Or maybe they’re chipping or stained with grease. We can take care of all of that for you! Because cabinets get so much traffic and are often the focal point of a room, we use top of the line materials..

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“Justin has worked on my home, my sister’s, and my next door neighbor’s! We all had a fantastic experience. Best painting company in San Diego”

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Painting Ratings

“It’s hard to find a good house painter in San Diego. J Brown Painting is everything you’d want in a contractor: timely, friendly, dependable, and affordable.”

Trish M,
La Jolla, CA

Painting Ratings

“You can stop searching, Justin is your go-to guy for anything house painting, window washing, power washing, stucco patching, and even gutter cleaning”

Rebecca B,
Pacific Beach, CA

Painting Ratings

“Justin has worked on my home, my sister’s, and my next door neighbor’s! We all had a fantastic experience. Best painting company in San Diego”

Michelle B,
Mission Beach, CA

FAQs

How often should I paint my interiors?

We recommend painting your interior at least every three to five years to maintain a fresh look.

Can I use exterior paint for my interiors?

You can, but we don’t recommend it.

Exterior paints have a lot of chemicals that help protect them against the elements and can release VOCs into the air, which can cause several health issues.

Do ceilings need two coats of paint?

Generally, no. 

Instead of two coats of paint, apply one coat of primer and one coat of paint.

What should I paint first, the walls or the ceiling?

Painting the ceiling after the walls could lead to paint splatters on your walls, so it’s better to start with the ceiling.

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