Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Don’t forget ventilation

Make sure your space is well-ventilated throughout the project by opening windows and using fans."Keeping the room warm and a fan blowing definitely helps speed up the...

Protect anything you don’t want painted

You will never regret the time you spend covering floors, furniture, and hardware before you begin a paint project. Drop cloths are a must, and small plastic...

Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Choose your color

Browsing through fan decks and paint chips can be overwhelming. Start by figuring out the general color characteristics: Do you want a warm or cool shade? A neutral or...

Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Plan your approach

Start by thinking about how you want the finished project to look and remember that you’re not limited to four walls in the same color. Consider painting...

Use primer

Paint-and-primer combinations are fine if you already have a clean, smooth surface, but if there are any issues with the wall or it’s been more than eight...

Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Determine how much paint you’ll need

Whether you’re painting a powder room or the exterior of your house, the general rule of thumb is one gallon per 400 square feet. But that’s just...

Know your nap

The more texture your walls have, the thicker the nap you’ll want on your roller cover so that it can reach into crevices and give complete coverage....

Box your paint

Get your salesperson to help you with a realistic estimate of how much paint you’ll really need so that you can buy it all at once. Then,...

Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Mix your paint

Use a wooden paint stick to stir the paint, and re-stir often throughout the project. If you’re using more than one gallon of paint, combine the cans...

Do a thorough visual inspection and prep

Any cracked, flaking or peeling areas need to be lightly sanded or scraped (and then thoroughly rinsed) before applying new primer and paint because the weight of...

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Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Give yourself enough time

The amount of time your project will take depends on the size of your room, how you’re painting, and your skill level....

Painting Walls Like a DIY Pro.Clean up

You’ve done multiple coats, but it’s not time to relax just yet. Remove all painters tape and gather drop clothes, making sure...