Painting your room can be quite a hassle, paint can get anywhere, you have to move some furniture out, and it could take a whole day to decorate your room back to normal. Here we have listed some tips on painting your room; these tips will save you time on doing your task. So get your paint and gloves ready as you read these tips.
Make a checklist of everything.
Before you start painting your room, always make a checklist of what to prepare and do before you start. The list can consist of what paint you should get, to check if you have your brushes ready, buying the blue painter tape, and also to get some plastics to cover your furniture.
Prepare way ahead
Prepare your room before you start painting, move out small furniture, decorations and even your microwave if you’re painting at your kitchen. While covering some of the big ones with plastic to avoid getting paint all over your stuff. Make sure you also tape the trims, edges, door frames, and windows to prevent paint getting there.
One gallon of paint usually covers around 400 square feet. You can opt to multiply this length times height to get the square footage for each wall and add them up. If you want to try to calculate how much paint you need, try using paint calculators on the Internet, this will at least give you a rough estimate on how much you need.
Tip: if you plan to use more than a gallon of paint, mix them in a 5-gallon bucket to ensure the color consistency is still there.
Clean your room before you start
Dust, grimes, and grease spots can ruin your painting task, so try to clean your room before you start with your duty. A little dishwashing sponge, detergent, and a sponge will do the trick. Make sure to rinse it off with some water to remove the soap residue from the wall.
When you started painting in your room make sure you always have enough ventilation in the room. The fumes and the smell of the paint can be quite toxic and make some people nauseatic, so open up that window.
Tip: if you’re planning to take a break, don’t forget to cover your bucket with a lid and your paint with plastic wrap, for the tools use an aluminum wrap instead. If you’re not going to paint for a long time, clean your tools and store in paper or cardboard box and make sure they’re dry.