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Brush & Roll Painting's Proven Interior Painting Process

February 23rd, 2024 | 3 min read

By Kaylea Kuhlman

Brush & Roll painting employee painting window trim white.

An interior painting project can be both exciting and daunting. While the prospect of refreshing the walls with a new coat of paint promises a revitalized living space, the talk of the preparation and execution can often seem overwhelming. 

However, we can do the heavy lifting of the project for you and we'll help navigate you through each step of the painting process.

At Brush & Roll Painting in Omaha, Nebraska, we do things a little differently than most painting companies. For interior painting, our extensive process and use of high-quality products promise a long-lasting paint job.

In this article, we will discuss our interior painting process from the first day of the project to the last. By reading this article, you can be prepared for your upcoming project and stay in the know during the process.

Interior Painting Process with Brush & Roll Painting

Many painters in Omaha will spray the paint on your walls or woodwork. We know this can be inconvenient as spraying paint turns your space into an unusable construction zone.

Occasionally, spraying the paint can be a faster option. If you will not be home during the process and if you are getting walls, ceilings, and trim painted, you could consider this method. If not, we plan to brush and roll the paint, pun intended.

Prepare your Home for Interior Painting

Person removing art painting from interior wall.

Before the team gets started on your home transformation, here are some things to do before they arrive. 

  • Remove Blinds and Window Treatments: Start by taking down blinds, curtains, and other window treatments to ensure they don't get in the way during the painting process.
  • Remove Wall Hangings: Take down all pictures, mirrors, artwork, and wall decorations. Also, remove items like TVs that are mounted on the walls.
  • Mark Nail Holes: If you prefer not to have certain nail holes filled, mark them with tape so that the painting crew knows to leave them untouched.
  • Pack Breakable Items: Pack up any breakable items such as vases, figurines, and fragile decorations to protect them from accidental damage during painting.

Interior Painting Work Begins

Dining room with plastic covering a wall and kitchen island to protect it from spraying paint.

Spraying paint on walls and ceilings requires furniture items to be completely covered in a plastic tarp.

  • Walk-through: The crew lead assigned to your project will first begin by doing a walkthrough of the scope of work with you. At this time, you can be sure you are on the same page with the crew lead. The crew lead will also discuss the plan for which space they will start in and how they will tackle each space.
  • Move Furniture: The painting crew will move the furniture to the center of the room and cover it with plastic sheets to protect it from paint splatters and drips.
  • Floor Protection: Next, they will lay down tarps or paper to safeguard the floors from spills, drips, and splatters.
  • Outlet and Light Cover Removal:  Then the painters will remove outlet covers, light switch plates, and any other fixtures that could obstruct the painting process.

Process of Painting Ceilings & Woodwork

If you are having your ceilings and woodwork painted, the team will begin there. 

Marlane During 1-1



Surface Preparation Before Painting Ceilings

  • Repairs: The painters will do repairs with caulk as needed. 
  • Sanding: The team will use a pole sander to smooth out areas when needed.

Painting Ceilings

  • Painters will use ladders and roller extenders to paint the ceilings carefully. 
  • Painters will apply a few coats to ensure an even coverage.


Process of Painting Interior Walls

Surface Preparation Before Painting Walls

Person pole sanding white interior walls.

  • Spackle Holes: The painters will begin by filling in any holes or cracks in the walls with a spackle or joint compound. This step ensures a smooth and even surface for painting.
  • Drywall Repairs: The team will fix any imperfections such as dents, scratches, or holes in the drywall, as outlined in your customer agreement.
  • Pole Sanding: Then the painters will use a pole sander to smooth out the walls and remove any rough patches or imperfections. This step helps the paint adhere better and ensures a professional finish.

Painting Walls

Brush & Roll Painting employee brushing paint on interior beige wall.

  • Priming the Walls: Before applying your chosen color(s), the painters will coat the walls in a primer. The purpose of priming walls before painting is to have a smooth coverage that adheres seamlessly to the drywall.
  • Paint Application: Painters will apply the first few coats of paint to the walls. They will cut in corners and along edges and roll the rest of the paint.
  • Additional Coats: Depending on the desired finish and coverage, additional coats of paint will be applied after allowing sufficient drying time between coats.

Cleanup After Interior Painting

  • Moving Furniture: Once the painting is complete, the furniture will be moved back to its original position.
  • Clean Up: The painting crew will clean up the workspace, removing all the tape and dropcloths.
  • Final Inspection: Your crew lead will conduct a final inspection with you to ensure that the painting job meets your expectations and specifications.

Enjoy Your Refreshed Space

Living room painted sage green with golden oak trim and white ceiling.

With the painting project completed and your home looking fresh and rejuvenated, it's time to relax and enjoy your newly painted space.

With Brush & Roll Painting, your interior painting project comes with a 9-year warranty. For the life of the warranty, we will do an hour of touch-ups, at no additional cost to you. 

We believe in the high-quality products that we use, but we know accidents happen. The paint products that we use are durable, but not indestructible.


As you are investing in your home, the process of the project shouldn’t be stressful and overwhelming. With our process, you can sit back and relax and get ready to enjoy your flawless paint job soon.

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Kaylea Kuhlman

Kaylea is the Brush & Roll Painting Content Manager.