transform your walls with these 6 easy painting steps

    Are you planning on painting your room soon?

    Well, there are no ‘easy’ walls! Painting a room requires a lot of trial and error. If you make a mistake, you must redo the process until you get it right. The good news is that you can do a few simple things to make painting easier.

    1. Make a plan

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    Check the dimensions of your room to determine the amount of paint you will need.

    Know if painting needs to be done in multiple sessions.

    Consider the size of the room you’re painting. Are you planning to paint all four walls the same color? Is the ceiling getting painted too? Plan and manage your time based on the size of your room.

    2. Choose a color

    choose a color
    Many paint companies have capabilities on their websites that allow you to upload a photo of the room and see how various colors would look on the walls.

    Choosing a paint color for your walls can be tricky. What factors should you take into account when picking a color?

    Find a color that matches your furniture’s theme.

    If your decoration or furniture has a specific color theme, knowing what will complement it is important. Finding the perfect color can be challenging, but you just need to research or find inspiration. This way, you’ll know what color schemes will look great in your room.

    Also, understand that the result may not look the same as the inspiration you’re trying to recreate. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide what you want more than anything else.

    Choose a color that will match the mood you want to create in the room.

    Colors may affect the mood of the room. So you would want to consider how you want the room to feel when choosing a color. How colors are combined can create different mood states. If you are looking for a room where you want to feel comfortable and at ease, blue is probably the right color. The overall color scheme of a blue room creates a relaxed feeling. However, green is the way to go if you want to work in a deeply calm state.

    3. Get the necessary tools ready

    get the necessary tools ready
    To avoid delays, make sure you have all of your tools ready.

    Below is the list of tools you’ll need to paint your room.

    • Paint
    • Roller Paint
    • Pain Brushes
    • Paint Tray
    • Painter’s tape
    • Drop cloths
    • Sandpaper
    • Rags
    • Ladder

    4. Prepare the room

    prepare the room
    Ensure that the paint won’t touch your furniture.

    Don’t paint straight away. Do the following as preparation before painting.

    Protect the floor and furniture.

    Remove all the furniture before painting your room. You can also place them in the center, where they won’t get in the way of your painting. If you don’t have enough space to relocate your things, you can cover them with a drop cloth, plastic, or anything lightweight to protect them. Do the same thing with your floor. Use painter’s tape for the edges and corners of the room. Finally, remove the light switch or outlet cover to avoid staining it.

    Clean your walls.

    Another thing you should do before painting is to clean your walls or the surface area you plan to paint. You would want the surfaces to be even to look smooth in the light.

    Checking the walls for holes that could ruin the finish is also a good idea. Fill the holes or cracks lightly with spackling paste and sand until the surface is even with the wall. Lastly, use a damp sponge down the sides of the wall to ensure no bugs, dust, or dirt to allow the paint to adhere to the walls. Then let it dry.

    5. Start Painting

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    Begin with the ceilings and work your way down.

    People sometimes skip the preparation stage and go straight to painting. Don’t make the same mistake.

    Now that you know steps 1-4, here is a list of things to remember before you begin painting your room.

    • The walls must be washed and dried before painting.
    • Make sure the walls are completely dried between coats to avoid fading.
    • The paint brushes must be cleaned and rinsed after every use.
    • Use the right paint.
    • Do not remove the painter’s tape until the wall is completely dry.

    Tips: First, paint the edges and sides of the wall with a paintbrush, as these areas cannot be easily painted with a roller.

    After that, proceed with the roller. Simply paint up and down, and try the overlapping “w” pattern to ensure all the spots are painted evenly and there are no streaks.

    6. Clean Up

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    Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before beginning the cleanup.

    You can start cleaning up after you are done painting and your wall is completely dry. First, slowly take off the painter’s tape to make sure you don’t mess up the paint. After that, remove the drop cloths and clean your brushes and other tools. And you’re done.

    Just a reminder to dispose of any paint and paint-related materials properly, according to your local regulations. You can check with your local waste management or recycling center for guidelines on how to do this.


    Having read this, you should feel confident about painting your room. At the very least, you know how to plan ahead to avoid the likelihood of making mistakes. These mistakes take time to fix and can be costly if you have to pay a professional to fix them. However, as long as you use the right tools and know the basics, you’ll be painting like a pro in no time.