How much paint will I need?
To determine the square footage of the interior of a room, multiply the width of the walls by the height of the room. Next divide this number by 400. This will give you the number of gallons you need to purchase. Remember, darker colors generally require more than one coat of paint.
How should I use a paint brush?
For best results with a brush, begin by dipping half the length of the bristles into your paint. Tap the brush gently against the side of the can but do not wipe it across the lip. Hold the handle near the base applying light pressure with your fingertips to make the bristles flex slightly.
How do I use a paint roller?
For best results with a paint roller, begin by slowly rolling it back and forth in the lower end of your roller tray until it is well covered. Then use the ridges in the upper portion of the tray to remove excess paint. Roll on the paint using even strokes to ensure a uniform look and coverage.
Do you have a question?
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Note: It's always a good idea to test your ideas and colors before rolling them out across projects. If you're close to the painting step of your project, use our digital paint visualizer to make sure your selected colors look great in your space (and hey, experiment with some unexpected shades while you're at it).