How to Paint a Room

Room painting may seem to be a difficult task. However, with the right preparations and an appropriate schedule of work, it shall be made with ease. The first step is to gather all the necessary tools and materials.

Necessary painting tools

You need some good quality brushes and rollers. Check online reviews to find out where to buy good quality painting tools.

As for room painting brushes, we aim for a 3” large brush for ceiling painting and a small 4” roller for emulsions. We will also need a smaller 2” brush and a larger roller with a stick for walls and ceiling. An additional brush for wood painting may also come in handy, but you may use the one previously used for the walls. In this case, remember to clean it up before the second use. Finally, a small ladder is also mandatory for efficient room painting.

Necessary materials

You are going to need:

  • ceiling paint
  • wall paint
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • masking tape 
  • painting spatula

Cover the floor and furniture

You have to protect the floor and furniture from paint. During the work, there is always a risk that small drops of paint will cover your surroundings. The best material for this job is painting foil.

Use tape to get straight lines

Masking tape is a mandatory material during the room painting. Use it along the baseboards and ceiling to get the straight lines. Masking tape shall help you get the most professional outcome in this process. When the paint is dry, you may safely tear off the tape.

Smooth the walls before painting

Before you start painting your room, you shall fill any holes and cracks in the walls. When the filler dries, you need to smooth the surface with the sandpaper. The last step is to clean the wall from any remaining dust.

Choose the right paint

Choosing the paint is not only about the most fitting room painting colour. It also needs to be suitable for the room where it is going to be used.

There are various types of paints. For example, renovating the bathroom needs moisture and steam resistant paint. If you are not sure which one is the most suitable for your situation, ask a specialist for advice.

When everything is set up, we may finally, start painting.

We shall begin with the ceiling. Then, we may proceed with painting the walls. Remember not to apply too much paint – it will take a significantly longer time to dry up. Start with a thin layer of paint on the ceiling and walls.

Wait about 2-4 hours till paint dry up before you resume room painting (just in case, you may read the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific paint). Usually, it takes 2-3 thin layers of paint. But the number of paintings depends on the previous colour of the walls.

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