If you are keen to undertake the work yourselves, this guide as to the sequence of operations may be helpful.
Sequence of operations before painting:
» Remove pictures, mirrors and light fittings.
» Remove small and light furniture.
» Place heavy & bulky furniture in centre of room.
» Cover floor and furniture with dust sheets.
» Remove curtains.
» Remove fittings.
Sequence of operations for preparation:
» All processes should commence at the highest point & work downwards. Wash, abrade and make good surfaces in the following order: ceiling & cornice, frieze and dado, windows, doors & other woodwork.
» Remove rubbish from site.
» Spot prime bare patches.
Sequence of operations for painting:
» Working from top: ceiling & cornice, frieze & dado, windows, doors.
» Other woodwork, completing with skirting board.
Sequence of operations before hanging surface coverings:
» Prepare as for interior painting.
» Undercoat as for interior painting, omitting surfaces to be papered.
» Size and cross-line if necessary.
» Complete painting as for Interior Painting, taking paint 6mm on to lining paper at cornice, architrave's and skirting.