Painting a room is one of the simplest DIY projects you can do in your home. Interior house painting is completely within your reach, whether you need a same-color refresh or want to completely overhaul your aesthetic. It's a low-cost way to make your home feel brand new.
Painting a room is easier than you think—if you have the right tools. These tools are available at your local stores. You can begin painting once you have all of the necessary supplies. This is a process-oriented activity with several steps that must be completed in the correct order. So, if you enjoy this type of work—say, the satisfaction of cleaning—then chances are you'll enjoy interior painting.
Things you need
◾ Paintbrushes - it is recommended to have more than one paintbrush
◾ Roller brush - Having this brush is a necessity to paint a room
◾ Ladder or Extension pole - for the roller brush
◾ Paint tray or bucket
◾ Drop clothes - To protect your flooring
◾ Painters tape - To protect vulnerable spaces paint might get into
◾ Stir stick
Steps to painting
Step 1 - Prepare the room
Prepare your room for painting. Move all of the furniture to the center of the room and cover it, or remove it entirely. Remove the outlet covers and any other wall plates with a screwdriver.
If there are any holes in the wall, fill them with spackle. After everything has dried, sand and prime the areas that have been sealed, and then apply a spray texture. Finally, clean any dirty wall surfaces.
Step 2 - Tape off the room
Tape off all the baseboards, around the outlet covers, the ceiling, and anything else you want to protect from paint with painter's tape. Pour some paint into your tray after taping.
Step 3 - Use the smaller brushes
Cutting in means hand-painting areas that a roller brush cannot reach. Choose a brush-width-wide line to surround or above these areas.
You may be wondering what the point is. Everything comes down to precision. Rolling above a baseboard, for example, is extremely difficult, and you won't get the crisp edge that you would with a brush. The same is true for the area around the outlets. That's why it's best to hand paint such areas—your overall paint job will look neater, and you'll have less to touch up later.
This step takes a long time, especially when compared to using a roller brush. However, it is worth the time and effort at this point.
Step 4 - Use the roller brush
You've finished cutting in and are now literally ready to roll. Roll the brush into the well of the paint tray after sliding the roller brush cover over the frame and attaching it to the extension pole (if necessary). Move it back and forth over the grooves of the bucket to ensure that the paint covers the roller completely and evenly. Roll the roller on the wall, starting from the top and working in straight lines down the wall, once it appears well-saturated but not dripping with paint. Go over the area a couple of times—once to get the paint on the wall and then again to ensure that it is evenly distributed.
Step 5 - Paint a second time or/and put the room back together
Depending on the paint, you may need to repeat the cutting and rolling process to completely cover your wall. Or perhaps you don't. In any case, once everything has dried, look for any areas that need to be touched up—perhaps you missed a spot. Apply paint to those areas with a hand brush.
When you're satisfied with the coverage, remove the tape and replace the outlet covers. Pick up the drop cloth and reposition the furniture in the room. Have fun with your refreshment!