Interior painting process

Burnaby painting


Protecting your surfaces is a must during interior painting. Our drop cloths and plastic sheets ensure there’s no paint or dust where it doesn’t need to be

Wall & Ceiling Paint Prep

Once all surfaces are protected, we sand and prep the walls to guarantee a better paint adhesion


Our Burnaby Interior Painting company utilizes only high-quality paints and always apply multiple coats to ensure full coverage. All walls will be hand-painted while textured ceilings will be sprayed. 

Clean-up & Final Inspection

After painting, our professional painters remove all garbage and debris from your Vancouver home. When finished, our expert interior painters inspect the space to ensure a high-quality paint job and that it exceeds your expectations.


It’s our goal to understand your vision and help guide your selections

Fair Pricing and Estimate

Avoid overpriced painting quotes. Fair pricing for interior painting

High-Quality Paints & Tools

Highest quality painting products to ensure a quality and resilient finish

15+ Years Of Expertise

Exceptional work that will exceed your interior painting expectations

Home Painting Benefits

Transform your home, give it warmth and personality and increase the overall value of your property

  • Prolong the life of your home

  • Refresh your home environment

  • Lower the production of dust and dirt


Dedicated communication from our lead home painting team to help you determine the order in which rooms should be painted, and guide you through material and color selection


Holes, cracks, and imperfections are fixed by your interior painter. Baseboards and trim will be dusted and protected and primer will be applied as necessary to ensure even and long-lasting adhesion of the paint.


Working from top to bottom, your interior painter will paint ceilings first, then walls, and finally trim. Only high-quality paints will be used to ensure a uniform and lasting finish.


Light fixtures and outlet covers will be reinstalled, floors swept and vacuumed and our interior painter will label your leftover paint for later touchups, if necessary. A final inspection will be done to ensure everything is up to your standards!

Service area

We are based in Coquitlam but we serve the whole lower mainland

Home Painting

Are you considering painting your home but aren’t sure where to start? This blog post will give you a general overview of the home painting process, from preparing to painting to final touches. We’ll also provide some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Let’s get started!

Why should you paint your house?

  • Home painting is a great and affordable way to improve its appearance. A fresh coat of paint can hide any flaws or imperfections in the walls. House painting is a great way to avoid expensive renovations.
  • Painting your house with specific colors can make it look more spacious, inviting, or even cozy. Bright colors can make a room look more open, while darker colors can make it feel more intimate.
  • Bringing new colors to your home can create a completely new feeling and mood. Have you heard about color psychology? Each color can convey a different feeling. Calm colors like blue and green can make a room feel more relaxed, while bolder colors like red or yellow can make a room feel more exciting.
  • New paint can increase the value of your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, house painting is a great way to prepare it for showings.

Should you hire professional house painting services or paint your home yourself?

Well, that depends. There are a few factors that you should consider before making a decision.

How big is your home? You probably can tackle an average one or two-bedroom apartment. But are you able to paint a multi-story big house with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge kitchen and living room?

What s your time availability? Home painting is not a nuclear science and it doesn’t take that long. But is it worth all your time? You know that time is really precious.

What is the current state of your paint? If your walls are old and peeling, it will be more difficult to prep and paint them yourself. On the other hand, you may be able to do a good on new and smooth walls.

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to deciding whether to hire a professional or paint your home yourself. It all depends on your individual priorities and circumstances.

How to hire a professional painter?

Word of mouth

Word of mouth is still the best way to find a good painter. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors if they have any recommendations.

Internet search

But we are living in 2022. The internet is always our first port of call. You can find a painter near you by searching online. Try looking for “painters in (your city)” or “painters near me.”

How to choose professional house painting services?

Reviews and rating

Every business today has some sort of online presence to be more transparent and trustworthy. Reviews can give you a pretty good idea about the home painting you can expect from a painter.

Images of their recent paint job

Most of the time, a picture is worth a thousand words. Seeing pictures of a painter’s recent work can give you a good idea of their quality and style.

State of their online presence

A good website and transparent online presence mean that business owners take their business seriously. You could expect the same from their work.

Permits, licenses, and insurance

Every business needs to have the proper permits, licenses, and insurance in place. This protects both the business and the consumer. You can ask to see a painter’s business license and insurance policy to confirm that they are legitimate.

Get multiple quotes

Once you’ve found a few painters that look promising, get in touch with them and ask for a quote. It’s important to get multiple quotes so that you can compare prices and services.

Home painting process

Choose colors

Choosing a color for your interior house painting seems like a pretty straightforward process. Well, it’s not. Remember that colors can evoke certain moods and feelings as well as change the perception of the rooms. Direct sunlight can change the look of color and the direction of the room can influence how much sunlight it gets. And even if you choose the paint color in the store, you should properly test it at home to really know how will your paint job look in reality. If you want to read more about the color selection process, read my blog about how to choose a paint color.

Get tools

Make sure to invest in quality tools so you can do a quality job. Good tools will last you for more interior painting jobs than just this one so you’ll be saving money. You should have various size paint brushes, rollers, and extension poles to reach those high-up places. Drop cloth, painter’s tape, trays, sandpaper, rugs, and putty knife.

Determine how much paint you need.

One gallon can usually last for 400 square feet but you should talk to the store about the specific brand and type of paint you’re getting. You don’t want to end up with too much or too little paint. You can also use paint calculator tools from Benjamin Moore or Pratt Lambert. The current state of walls can also influence how much paint you need for your interior painting as a new coat will cover better than an old one.

Prep the room

Remove all the furniture from the room before your painting project. If you don’t have additional space, move it to the center of the room and cover it with a drop cloth. Take down all the pictures and mirrors from the walls. Remove outlet covers and switch plates.

Prepare the wall

Clean the walls with warm water, mild soap solution, and a damp sponge to get rid of any dirt or grease. Use putty to remove loose or flaking paint. Sand the area with fine-grit paper. Fill cracks and holes with spackling compound. Tape off any areas you don’t want to paint.

Patch any holes with putty or spackle and sand them down. This will make the surface even and give the paint a better grip.


You should always use a primer, especially with a new coat of paint, as it will help the paint to adhere better to the surface and provide coverage. It will also save you money in the long run as you won’t need to use as much paint for your house interior. You can choose a primer based on the type of paint you’re using and the surface you’re painting.

If you’re painting over a dark color, use a white primer to make sure the new color is true to its name.

If you’re painting over a glossy surface, use a primer that will grip the surface.

If you’re painting new drywall, use a primer that will help to seal the wall.


Start by mixing all your cans of paint together in a large bucket. This will ensure that the color is consistent throughout the paint job. Work from top to bottom and from the corner of the room to the door.

Cut in

You should always “cut in” the paint before you start rolling. This means painting the edges of the wall where the roller can’t reach. To do this, use a small brush and paint a 2-3 inch strip along the edge of the ceiling, corners, and moldings.


Once you’ve cut in, you can start rolling the paint on the walls. Use a W-shaped motion and make sure to keep a wet edge to avoid lap marks. Reload the roller often so the paint doesn’t dry out.

Second coat

After the first coat has dried, you can start on the second coat. Use the same process as before.


After the walls have dried, you can start painting the trim. Use a small brush to paint around the edges of the door and windows.


Make sure to ventilate the room while you’re painting interior walls. You will avoid inhaling the fumes and you’ll help the paint to dry faster.

Clean up

Once you’re done painting, make sure to clean your brushes and rollers. Use paint thinner for oil-based paint and soap and water for water-based paint. Store the paint in a cool, dry place.


You’re now ready to enjoy your newly painted room!

Is there any other local Burnaby interior painting company?

There are many Burnaby painting and Burnaby interior painting companies. If you do a simple Google search for Burnaby painting, you’ll find these results.

The first place is occupied by Tall Guy Painting Jeff Girard. This company is based in East Vancouver so not the best representative of local painting. Burnaby should have someone local so let’s continue to the second Google position. The second is CertaPro, a franchise from Pennsylvania. We would like to stay in Burnaby so let’s quickly skip these guys.


The next three positions are occupied by business listing websites. Three Best Rated, Yelp, and Houzz. To be honest, I feel very negative about these business listings sites. Their high authority websites take over the best spots for service searches pushing local businesses out of sight or charging them if they want to appear in searches. On top of it, I’ve heard that they are not bringing that much business in any way. Burnaby painters deserve better.


Next in Google ranking for Burnaby painting is WoW1Day painting. Again a large corporate franchise pushing small businesses out of Google Search. If you want to keep small Burnaby interior painting businesses alive, avoid this company.  


Budget Painters are occupying the 8th spot on Google Search. I wasn’t able to determine where are they located due to a lack of information on their website. They offer a specific budget type of service. And finally, we have made it to the last spot on the first Google page for the Burnaby painting keyword. AZ painting is the first truly Burnaby painting company on Google Search.


Interior painting is a big job. Although you’d be able to do it by yourself, it will cost you time and money and the result is not guaranteed. Contact us and we’ll help you refresh your home,