How To Paint A Room

Max Mueller

Steps

Clean The Walls And Ceiling

  • Use a sponge with water and a little bit of dish soap
  • Rinse with water to remove soap residue and let dry

Edges

  • Use a 2.5" trim brush to paint around edges where wall and ceiling meet
  • Apply coating around perimeter

Ceiling

  • Remove excess paint from roller
  • Start near corner of room
  • Paint entire ceiling
  • Let dry

Walls

  • Use trim brush to paint around edges and windows and doors at least 2"-3"
  • Start in corner of room and paint with roller in W pattern and fill in without lifting the roller
  • Let dry

Trim

  • Where trim meets wall apply blue painters paint
  • Paint trim with 2 inch brush
  • Let dry

Amount Of Paint

12 X 12 X 8 room

  • Most gallons of paint will cover 400 square feet so if painting just walls 1 gallon will be enough but if also painting ceilings you'll need 2 gallons

Types Of Paint

Flat

  • Doesn't reflect light
  • Good for ceilings
  • Easy to clean

Satin

  • Resist stains
  • Easy to clean
  • Good for living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms...

Eggshell

  • Rich color
  • Resist stains
  • Good for living rooms, bedrooms

Semi-Gloss

  • Resist stains
  • Easy to clean
  • Good for cabinets
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