Tips for Painting a Room

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A household with colourful walls can help people build a positive frame of mind. Every home requires the need to paint the walls and make them look cosier for the home. No person would like keeping the walls of a home bare with the ugly eroding marks acro

A household with colourful walls can help people build a positive frame of mind. Every home requires the need to paint the walls and make them look cosier for the home. No person would like keeping the walls of a home bare with the ugly eroding marks across each wall particularly found in old houses. These walls in poorly built housing could attract an uneasy feeling. This is why painting and decorating the home can bring out the contentment of your home and should be prepared at all times. However, there are people who think painting can be a daunting task so they leave the job to contractors. This can be a bad idea if you’re on a tight budget and could lead you to waste money. A better option is to clearly paint the walls yourself which can save you the money for other needs.

Necessary items:

Natural or synthetic brushes:

Natural bristled brushes are to be used with oil-based paints. If they are used in water-based paints, they will turn weak. New synthetic brushes have been created for both water and latex paints but can actually be used for anything. Always choose the right brush for your paint job.

Foam brushers:

These types of brushes can be used for minor paint jobs. They work well and can easily give you a smooth wall. Don’t use them on rougher surfaces or they may get damaged.

Latex Paint:

Newer latex paints are environmentally friendly and dry within an hour. This does mean that you should always close the lid after every dip because the paint can dry out quite quickly when it gets into contact with air.

How can I avoid mess from paint accidents?

Paint should never be left in places where the possibility of accidents is possible. These accidents always cause a mess in your household furniture and will result in ruin. To avoid any mess from occurring, a person should use Painter’s Tape. This is a masking tape designed for painters which could be used on everything to cover and protect areas most at risk from spills. This tape has can be peeled off easily after usage and it adheres to all surfaces very well.

To avoid spills, work in sections everyday and allow the previously painted area to dry. Never attempt to complete the painting in one day as this will cause you to become exhausted.

What is the best paint colour for my walls?

Review all the colours you admire and study a whole range of home decorating magazines on those colours and tear out any designs that you find appealing. If you wish to browse the internet for ideas and pictures, save them in a word document and find out how to achieve those designs.

When you shop for the correct paint, make sure you take the images. If your images are saved on a computer, print them out. Pages printed with black and white ink cartridges should have a description of the decorated room but it is strongly recommended that you print the images in colour.

1) Set out your tools and plan your day!

Maintain all preparations properly by setting up the tools. You will need paint of your choosing, brushes, rollers, plastic bags, plastic raps and drop cloths. Clear everything off the walls and either take the furniture out of the room or leave them in the middle covered over with a drop cloth.

2) Wear suitable clothing!

There is no doubt that you will get drips on your clothes. This is why it is for the better that before you start painting, take off all jewellery and wear something that you wouldn’t need no longer along with a long apron. To prevent any paint from getting onto your hair, wear an old cap or scarf.

3) Repairing wall cracks!

If any holes and cracks exist in the walls, do fix them before painting. You need to determine the size of the hole and what materials are required for the fix.

Small holes:

Drywall can be a good option if your walls are not using plaster. Just apply a joint compound and E-Z Sand with a joint compound trowel. E-Z Sand is a powder which turns into plaster paste when it is mixed with water. Use this paste to fill in the hole and maintain an even surface with a little scrape to remove any excess paste around the edges.

Large holes:

Larger holes need more preparation work for a fix. A plaster mix won’t do enough as it will only fill the hole and would take longer drying periods to achieve a flat surface. Instead, insert a wood block into the wall and use adhesive tape to tape the filler to the wall. Apply some plaster over the hole and allow it to dry.


Painting can be a very daunting task when you’re doing it on your own. But eventually, it can help your home bring out its cosiness for you, your family and the guests.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010
Posted on Aug 22, 2010