A fresh coat of paint can breathe fresh life into your space. Whether you want to paint a room from top to bottom or simply choose an accent wall to brighten, here are the basics of how to paint a room.
Before you crack open the first paint can, get your room ready for the job.
You may find it helpful to use a technique known as cutting-in on the ceiling and walls. As you begin, start from the highest area you would like to paint—the ceiling, for example—and work down from there.
To reach all corners of your room, you’ll likely find yourself moving up and down your ladder throughout the entire process. Try keeping a small bucket of paint nearby to save yourself time and energy.
Once you have ‘cut in’ on the designated area, you will fill in the space using your large paint roller.
Trim, or molding, is the last part of the room you should paint. Here’s how: