Interior wall painting guideline.  Specific processes may change for interior cabinets, trim and doors or ceiling work.


  • Coordinate schedule with customer weeks in advance (Conor or assigned Mgr)
  • Call or email (whichever is preferred) day before arrival
  • Communicate to client what’s to be expected first day
  • Ask about any special considerations

Job Site

  • Greet customer or access home if key or garage code is provided
  • Secure job site ie (move items, set drop clothes, setup work area)

Wall Preparation

  • Patch drywall holes and fill dings larger than 1/8 inch with 5 minute durabond
  • Mask trim with 1 1/2 inch intertape
  • Cover counter tops, railing banisters, mantles, etc with hand masker (paper or plastic)
  • Sand Patches


  • Verify paint colors chosen with paint in can
  • Stir paint if not already pre-shaken
  • Cut ceilings and trim with brush
  • Prime drywall patches
  • Apply 1st paint coat to wall body with roller (1/2 nap – Flat, 3/8 nap – Eggshell, 1/2+ textured walls)
  • While rolling, stay tight to trim and ceiling for stipple consistency
  • Allow 1st paint coat to skim over and apply 1st coat of lightweight drywall spackle to remaining dings
  • Allow spackle to dry and apply 2nd coat lightweight spackle to dings
  • Sand patches and prime
  • Apply final coat of paint


  • Remove tape, paper and plastic
  • With wet rag, check for any drips on unwanted surfaces
  • Fold drop clothes end over end to contain dust
  • Vacuum work area
  • Daily job site clean-up including organizing tools and materials

Final Inspection

  • Coordinating time with client on final day to complete a walk-through of the project.  At this time we can complete any touch-ups necessary before packing up equipment
  • After all touch-ups have been completed and customer is satisfied, contract is signed and client is asked to fill out a quality scorecard