So my sister wants to paint her bedrooms. They’re already a light color and she’s going to a different light color. No patching needs done, just repainted. How do we go about it? Just do two coats of paint? I know cut ins are first then roll out the walls. But are we missing anything else
- Common SenseLv 73 weeks ago
You will need painters tape to put on the woodwork of the windows The Doors and the baseboard would work.
You will need an old towel to instantly clean paint splatter before it dries.
Drop cloths should be used over floors and all furniture.
Go on YouTube to watch tutorials add how to successfully paint a room.
Where comfortable paint clothing and wear socks so you don't permanently ruin any shoes with paint splatter.
Upbeat music is a must while painting.
- JanetLv 73 weeks ago
Drop cloths (plastic or canvas) for the floor, so you don't accidentally paint/splatter on the floor
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Clean walls with TSP subsitute. Prime walls with Kilz 2. This will improve adhesion and color. Don't skimp on the cost of brushes and rollers. Two coats of good 100 percent acrylic paint will last. Valspar Ultra is a good paint. Should be a rebate come President's Day weekend. To save a few dollars, you could chose Valspar Simplicity, but maybe only $2 per can.
- SumDudeLv 74 weeks ago
For best looking results remove wall plates (plug-in and light switch covers) and other trim (like base trim) and loosen ceiling light fixtures so that you will have a "finished" (professional) look when you reassemble / reattach all of the pieces. Use protective tape on things you cannot remove (door frames, drapery hardware,,,). Before painting, yes, wash the walls with TSP (which, ironically, has no TSP in it any more). Painting is easy. It is the prep work that is hard. Have fun.
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- MarvinatorLv 74 weeks ago
It depends on how long it's been since last painted. If the wall has any spots where oils from the hands (around light switches are bad for this) or spots of dirt (look above baseboards) then you'll want to scrub the walls first, and possibly use a good primer before paint. Some paints are paint and primer together, but be careful about painting over problems, which will keep the paint from adhering and then peel later.
- Aussie DevilLv 54 weeks ago
No and one coat of paint should do it
- Bubba GubbinsLv 74 weeks ago
Wash the walls and ceiling with TSP, then paint.
- jimanddottaylorLv 74 weeks ago
If there are no need of patches, then 2 coats should do it. Lay a drop cloth on the floor and just keep going.