Painting a room is a doable task even for a renovation novice. But before you grab your paint brushes it is important to get informed and learn the basics. Here’s how to create a perfect paint job on the first go:
- Prep the walls. Before you can open a can of paint, inspect your walls for cracks holes, or stains. Next, lightly sand any patched areas to ensure there are no ridges left from spackling. It’s also a good idea to wipe down the wall and remove any dirt or oils.
- Pick your tools. Painters talk it should include sandpaper, painter’s tape, drop cloths, paint brushes, that roller, paint roller extension pole, paint tray, and the paint of your liking.
- Start at the top. If you’re painting an entire room including the ceiling, tackle the ceiling before the walls.
- Master technique. Keep in mind while painting two phrases: cutting in and wet edge. Cutting in is when you use a brush first to paint the top and bottom areas of your wall. Then go back in with a roller to fill the wall space from top to bottom. You also want to keep a wet edge making sure the paint stays wet and doesn’t dry before you go back in vertically.