Before you pick up the roller or apply the first coat of paint, it is important to have a plan. We asked a few professionals to give their top tips on how to start painting. You can make sure your room painting project goes smoothly by reading the following steps.
Ventilation is vital for health and safety.
Nothing is more boring than watching paint dry. Make sure that the area is well ventilated while you are working on the project. According to the cousins drying can be speeded up by heating the room and using a fan. Rainy days will cause the paint to take longer to dry.
Use a wooden paint stick to stir the paint and keep it moving around. Paint can separate if it is not stirred regularly. This could cause the desired colour to become muddled. To avoid colour confusion, it is a good idea to combine the paint containers into one big bucket if you are going to use more than one gallon.
Prepare the room and its walls
You should get rid of any furniture in your room. This will ensure that nothing is broken. You don’t have to worry about finding new homes for all your belongings. Just move everything into the middle. You can protect your floor, countertops, and cabinets from paint splatter with a drop cloth, or lightweight plastic sheeting. John Colaneri, Anthony Carrino and The Build Up on Ellen DeGeneres’s Ellentube are cousins who star in the HGTV series Cousins Undercover, Kitchen Cousins and Kitchen Cousins.
Grab a roll FrogTape painter’s tape and apply it to the corners of the room, crown and base mouldings, door and window casings and seal any gaps with a putty blade. Colaneri & Carrino say that it is important to get a good seal so that paint doesn’t penetrate the tape. They also recommend that you “pull off clean” the tape once the paint has dried. If you feel brave, or if you are an artist, you can skip taping. You can prevent paint from leaking into electrical outlets by removing the covers and tying them with painter’s tape. Before you begin the project, make sure that you are familiarized with drywall repair procedures.
Choose a color!
It can be overwhelming to consider all the options offered by fan decks or colour samples. First, choose a warm or cool tone to the overall color scheme. Are you more comfortable with a neutral or saturated colour? Think about how it will look with your existing furnishings and artwork.
Once you have a clear idea of the colours you want, you can order samples from many online-only retailers. To see how the hues perform in different lighting conditions, you can try them out at different times of the day.
Many paint companies offer tools that allow you upload a photo of your space to see what colours will look on it. It is important to see the actual product in person as colours can appear differently due to lighting and other environmental factors.
Take care of your movements
Keep the end in your mind. You don’t need to paint every wall or the entire room the exact same color. Use a bold colour or a different finish to give your mouldings a unique look. Make sure to inspect the ceiling to determine if it is in need of any updates.
Before you pick up the roller or apply the first coat of paint, it is important to have a plan. Open windows and turn on fans to ensure adequate ventilation. According to the cousins drying can be speeded up by using a fan and keeping the room warm. To prevent any damage, get rid of all furniture. Protect the floors, countertops, and cabinets from paint splatter by using a drop cloth or a plastic sheeting.