Are you planning to paint your room to make it livelier? If yes, examine this write up to learn how to paint a room as it should be.

Room Painting Ideas

Painting is one fun way to give your personal space a new look and feel. Changing the colour of the room will not only give it a fresh look, but will also help in invigorating the ambience around. A simple touch of the brush will help you get rid of old memories and will give you a fresh and new start to build up and collect another bundle of memories. In order to achieve this, you can make use of versatile colours, diverse patterns, designs, tools and techniques to give a complete new look to the earlier room atmosphere. You can also make use of your creativity while painting and make the room reflect your own persona and tastes. However, this endeavour can turn out to be a fun filled activity only if you make proper arrangements before starting to paint. Given below are certain tips for you to make use of in order to have a safe, planned and fun filled experience in painting your personal space.

Painting A Room

Things Required
  • Primers
  • Interior paints
  • Power rollers
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint rollers
  • Light-grit sandpaper
  • Drop cloths
  • Ladders
  • Household rags
  • Paint roller pans 
  • Create a list of all the materials, tools and gear required for the painting job. Once you have them at your disposal, place them in a large tool box so that you don’t lose any of them.
  • Make sure that you clear the room you are about to paint. Shift all the movable objects like furniture, beds, decorative pieces etc. to protect them from getting stained due to the paint and also to make it easier for you to paint. Cover the items which you can’t move with newspaper or a plastic sheath.
  • Once the room is all empty, you are ready to start painting. Nevertheless, before you start painting, use sandpaper to get rid of all the bumps of old paint or nails. Fill up the holes appropriately and then use sandpaper to smoothen the surface.
  • After rubbing the walls and making it smooth with the sandpaper, it’s time to prepare the walls and ceiling for painting. You can make use of the stain blocking primer to get rid of all the black spots from the ceiling and walls. Another thing to bear in mind is that you should never paint on wallpaper.
  • Once you have covered all the black stains and other spots on the walls and ceiling, prepare three coats, one coat of primer and two coats of paint. It is important to use the primer on patched and unpainted surfaces because raw surfaces can suck the paint like a sponge or can even reject it. During this process see to it that your room is well ventilated in order to avoid suffocation.
  • Use a 2-3 inch paintbrush in order to paint into all the corners and also to outline the area where the ceiling meets the wall. You can use the same brush to paint around the doors and windows, above the baseboard and around any other surface that requires detailing.
  • Once all the areas where detailing is required and where the roller can’t reach are covered, pour some paint into the roller pan and roll the paint on the ceiling and the walls. Make sure that you pour only a small amount of paint on the roller pan which will keep the paint from drying before you can even use it.
  • It is prudent to roll over the paint before the areas painted by the brush dry out. This will help the rolled-on paint to blend well with the brushed paint. Roll out a W shape on the wall and then fill in the rest of the space to make sure an even application. Try and get as close to the corners as you can get with the roller.
  • Another effective painting tip is to move from the dry to the wet areas with your brush or the roller. This will ensure that there are no paint ridges formed on the walls. Make sure to thin out the edges of the walls and the ceiling as you move further to the other area. This will also help in reducing ridges from forming.
  • Make it a point to cover all the paint cans and buckets when you are not using them. Use rags and brushes to deal with paint drips. Covering up the buckets and cans will prevent the paint from drying out.

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