Painting your walls can be a daunting task. There are so many different types of paint, finishes, and colors to choose from that it can make the job seem overwhelming. In this blog post, I am going to share 13 tips for painting your walls as a DIYer. Follow these tips and soon you will find yourself with beautiful new wall coverings!
If you are painting a small area and can’t reach the top of the wall with your roller, use a paint pole. They typically come in lengths from three to fourteen feet and they have a paint tray at one end that attaches to any roller cover. Paint poles make it much easier for high places!
If you’re painting a large area, use the following formula: two inches wide by three feet high. This will give you an even coat of paint and make it easier to estimate how much paint you’ll need for that space.
Always remember to open your windows! Painting can be intense work and fresh air is very important to keep you going.
Don’t forget to put a drop cloth on the floor! Not only will it protect your flooring, but if anything drips from your brush while painting, then that paint won’t go anywhere other than onto the plastic sheet beneath and not all over your beautiful new hardwood floors.
When painting a room, it is important to mask off any areas you don’t want to paint. This will help ensure that the edges of your new paint job are crisp and clean.
Painting can be hard work but with these 13 tips, there’s no reason why you can’t DIY!
For edges, use a small brush to paint the outline of your desired edge with an acrylic finish. This will help make it crisper and clean-looking. For edges, don’t forget to seal them with polyurethane.
Don’t be discouraged if your first few tries at painting are less than perfect! It takes time and practice to get the hang of it. Remember that mistakes can always be covered up or fixed later on so don’t worry about getting too much paint
Don’t forget to prime your walls before painting them. This will make the job easier and help prevent any future peeling or flaking of paint
If you are using an oil-based primer, remember that it is extremely flammable and can’t be used near any open flame. Be sure to keep it well away from your curtains or anything else that may catch fire easily
Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours before hanging anything on your freshly painted wall! Hanging up pictures, frames, mirrors, etc too soon can cause all kinds of damage to your paint job and to your new wall
Don’t forget masking tape! Removing it can be a pain. To help prevent this, apply painter’s or duct tape on top of the paper so when you pull the paper off, there is no sticky residue left behind
Always remember that painting does not have to be difficult! If you follow these 13 tips, painting your walls will seem like a breeze.