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Interior Designer Tips | How to Paint a Room Like a Pro | Free Checklist


Have a room that needs painting and don't know where to start?

Painting can often times be overwhelming. From which color to paint to what kind of painters tape to buy; the list goes on and on. Today I am going to go over a few tips on how to paint your room like a pro!


1. Prep your surfaces

Make sure all your surfaces are cleaned, and all defects have been patched.

Ask yourself these questions during the prepping stage:

Does my paint have primer already mixed in?

-I recommend this paint with primer because it makes your project go from a two day project to possibly a one day project.

Do I have all my supplies needed?

-Make sure you have all the supplies you need before you start. When prepping walls make sure you have caulking for gaps and cracks.

When caulking gaps or cracks:


  • Remove loose old caulking with a utility knife, scraper, or putty knife.

  • Use a good caulking gun that can stop and start the flow of caulking easily.

  • A quality acrylic latex caulk works best for caulking trim in most rooms.

  • For high moisture areas, such as kitchens and baths, use a caulking that is mold and mildew resistant.

  • 100% silicone caulk should only be used on surfaces that will not be painted, such as between the tub and tile in a bathroom.

  • Apply caulk only to dry surfaces and when the temperature is over 50° F.

2. Start at one corner of room and apply paint vertically to the wall over a 2’ wide area

This will insure that all the areas of the room are covered without double coverage. Creating a nice even coat throughout the space is essential to a beautiful room.

3.Use a quality roller and cover with a 1/2” to 3/4” nap.

As with anything, its all about your tools and the quality of your tools when painting. A bad brush can created texture on your walls.

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I hope you enjoyed today's designer tips!! I hope y'all enjoy our checklist!

Blessings,



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