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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