The most important and time consuming part of painting. A clean, dry, well-primed surface makes for a long-lasting paint job.
Priming covers stains, seals the surface, prolongs the wet edge as you paint the finish coat and ensures a uniform color and finish.
Start with the ceilings, then paint the walls, working from top to bottom. Always work quickly to maintain a "wet edge" between sections. Leave the trim for last.
Let empty paint cans air dry for a few days with the lids off, then dispose of them with your regular trash. Cans containing a small amount of paint can be left out to dry with the lids off or the paint poured into a cardboard box containing shredded paper or cat litter and then disposed of with your regular trash. Cans with too much paint to dry efficiently should be sealed and stored until your next hazardous waste collection day. For local disposal in the Westminster - Huntington Beach area contact Republic Services.