Friday, March 27, 2009

How to Paint- Supplies & Prepping

Do you have a room that needs to be painted, but you don't know where to start?  Never fear, we are here and will show you how to paint a room step by step.  This first post will focus on the supplies needed and how to prep your room so it's ready for paint.

How to paint

Step 2: Paint a swatch (or two, or three!) to make sure you like the color before you invest time into painting the entire space.  I usually paint about a 1'x1' square on the wall and revisit it after it drys to make sure I like it.

How to paint

Step 3: Remove all hardware from the room- i.e. light switches, vents and plugs, etc.

Step 4: Spackle holes that you no longer need and patch any repairs on the walls.

Step 5: Use the 1.5" masking tape and tape to baseboards, door/closet trim.  Use this to cover up any woodwork that you don't want the paint to get on.

Step 6: Sand the entirety of the room.  Not only the spackled areas, but the rest of the walls too.  This ensures a smooth finish to your final paint job.

Step 7: Use a old towel to remove any dust left by the sanding.

Now you are ready to paint!  See the step by step tutorial here for painting tips.


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