If you spend a substantial amount of time in one particular room in your home – whether it’s the house gym, TV room or office – it’s important the environment in that room is one of comfort. Changing the color of a room with some paint can help achieve this easily. The best part is this can be done in a couple hours and six easy steps:
Clear the area of furniture or other objects to avoid getting paint on them. You can move everything to the center of the room, or place it outside.
Real Simple suggests cleaning the entire area before anything else. Dust, dirt and grease spots can ruin a smooth finish so it’s better to remove them as best as possible.
Fill gaps and holes:
Filling any gaps between the wall and skirting contributes to that smooth finish because it creates the sensation of having brand new walls.
Taping up the corners, edges of the walls and molding will help you paint without the fear of accidentally covering or painting adjacent surfaces. Pro tip: Painting these areas with a brush first will save you time and effort when filling in with the roller.
Fill in with roller:
For the interior of the walls, dip the roller in and then roll it against the grate to distribute the paint equally. This Old House suggests rolling with a W or M shape on the wall to distribute the bulk of the paint, and then use vertical strokes. Continue this process until the wall is complete. Pro tip: Use this opportunity to blend any brush marks.
Paint the trim:
After the walls have dried, simply tape the area where the trim meets the wall and then paint the moldings, door and window frames with a brush.
TIP: Lubricate your paint roller frame with WD-40® Multi-Use Product to prevent it from getting stuck and creating marks on the wall.