We understand that a painting job is expensive, so we are here with a detailed DIY tutorial on it. Learning how to paint a room before starting your journey is crucial to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
This blog is one stop junction with painting tips and steps to do the job yourself.
9-Step Guide to paint a Room Yourself with Ease Plan It Out
Start off with planning your approach and thinking about how you want the finished project to look like. Do not constrict yourself. Remember, you have an entire room to work on.
You can choose to paint an accent wall with a bold tone or highlight moldings in a contrasting shade or finish. Moreover, it is wise to not forget the ceiling, it could use a refresh as well.
Choice of Color
The options are endless, go through the options thoroughly through to figure out the characteristics you are looking for; for example, a warm or cool shade. Saturated or not?
Make sure to keep the sync of furniture in mind, which will be there once you change the look. Once you finalize the theme and idea, pick some shades and grab their samples. Test them to see how they look in real-time at different time intervals.
Time To Gather Material and Tools
Not all projects are the same, so you need a different set of tools depending on your paint projects. Some of the essentials include:
- Roller for paint
- Paint roller extension pole
- Drop cloth patches
- Painter's tape
- Putty knife
Now, Let's Start – with Primer First
It is not necessary to use primer separately to paint your room or its wall. More so when you are re-coating your wall the same color.
However, always go for a dedicated primer when your surface is bare drywall paper. Usually, professionals ask to add pre-tint primer to bring it close to the intended wall color. This step minimizes the number of coats needed.
Mixing of Paint
You need to mix afresh before starting to paint your room. Make use of a specialized wooden paint stirring stick or a metal mixer.
Start painting the edges of your room.
It is better to start off with a 4-inch wide brush along the edges. Dip it lightly into the paint and wipe the excess. Now paint alongside the painter's tape.
Rolling your Paint
It is time to roll the paint on the inner part of your wall. Make your roller take a dip in the paint tray and squeeze it through and through by rolling it on the tray. Start rolling the surface to paint the room wall in a "W" shape and then fill it to cover small sections.
Let the Paint Dry before Second Coat
After you are done with the room wall, wait for a couple of hours for it to dry. You must note that glossy paints require a longer dry time. Flat paint is ready for a re-coat in an hour after drying under warm conditions. Re-coat after complete drying.
Wrap it up
Once you are done with the coats on your room wall, it is time to put the paint to rest. Clean your brush using warm water and a paint comb if you are using acrylic-latex interior paint.
Get rid of the drop cloth spread on the floor and put them to air-dry over the fence outside. Wrap the plastic sheet and discard it.
However, hold on to the tape. You can take it off the next day. Pull it straight back to create a sharp line.