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how to paint a room

how to paint a room

Embarking on a, do-it-yourself painting project for the first time may seem intimidating, but the steps are quite simple. With the following tips, you’ll easily go from novice to knowledgeable on how to handle interior paint updates.

First, make sure you have the right supplies handy before you begin. This is a crucial step for both pro and DIY levels. In addition to the standard painting tools such as primer, paint and brushes, be sure to include a good quality tape, like the popular, Painter’s Mate Green. This tape protects areas from paint bleed, giving you professional results without the premium price.

After your supplies are set, it’s time to move on to preparation. Walls aren’t ready for painting until they’re clean; taking the extra time to thoroughly cleanse them is worth the extra effort. With a sponge, scrub with water and mild dish detergent to remove all dust, fingerprints and grease spots. After the surface is squeaky clean, wait until the walls are completely dry before applying any paint or primer.

Priming your wall is necessary to attain a smooth finish and to allow the paint to adhere to it. Priming also helps maximize the sheen of your paint job, giving a flawless effect. Although it may be tempting to skip this step and go straight to painting, the lacklustre results will show that you cut corners. Opt for a primer based on your project and apply it to your walls with a paint roller. Use a paint brush in any tight areas. Once walls are dry to the touch, which may take about three hours, let the painting commence.

When the paint is thoroughly stirred and ready to apply, gather your clean brush and roller and begin coating the walls. First, use the brush in the nooks and crannies that your roller can’t reach – around trim and in the corners of walls.

Use the roller to paint the wall using the “W” technique; start near a wall corner, and roll on the paint in large “W” patterns across the surface. Next, fill in the gaps without lifting the roller unless it needs more paint. Continue this process in sections until there are no visible brush or roller strokes remaining.

With the right tips and tools, your paint job will be all that you envisioned and more. Want to learn more? Visit paintersmategreen.com to view additional information.

— News Canada

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