Getting ready to paint:

– Remove draperies, pictures, mirrors, area rugs, hardware (if possible), and switch and receptacle cover plates.
– Move all furniture to the center of the room or the room, if possible. Cover all furniture with drop cloths.
– Tape off woodwork and tape down plastic drop cloths.
– Wrap plastic around light fixtures, and use masking tape to cover any hardware you can’t remove.
– Open a window or door to ensure good ventilation.
– Clean the surface as needed.
– Gaps between walls, ceilings, crown moldings and other interior trim can be filled with the appropriate caulk after priming the surface.