You want a beautifully painted room, but you don’t have the money to pay a professional painter. Have you thought about turning that burning desire into a DIY painting project? It’s a great idea, but before you slap on that first coat of paint, read this overview of how you should go about completing your project.
Choose your color
Calculate your amount of paint
Organize the room
Clean your surfaces
Cover what's left in the room
If you moved furniture to the middle of the room, cover that section as well. You want to make sure any hardwood flooring or carpet is safely covered. Accidents can happen, so it's easier to spend a couple extra minutes during preparation, instead of many more minutes cleaning undesired spots and drips after the job is done.
Tape off edges
- adjacent walls
- window and door trim
Prime if necessary
Apply fresh paint
Now you’re ready to paint. Use the same application order described above for the primer step.
- Start with your edges and hard to reach areas
- use your brush to apply an even coat
- Use your roller to apply the fresh paint to the rest of the larger, flat surfaces
- Blend in these rolling strokes to your previously applied edging
Once your paint is applied to your room, it's only a matter of time and drying). Once finished, enjoy your fresh new room and take pride in knowing you did it all yourself (for a lot less than the alternative). A beautiful, professional-looking room doesn’t need to cost an arm or a leg, especially with a DIY pro like you handling the job.