There is more to a quality paint job than just applying some paint to a surface. Properly preparing the surfaces to be painted is one of the first and most important steps in a quality paint job. As with most home improvement projects, proper planning and preparation are the keys to successful interior painting. Paint manufacturers are now producing new generations of latex paints, and these paints are as durable as oil paints. The result is a quick drying paint that cleans with water and most importantly, these new paints do not emit harmful and irritating fumes.