The best way to paint a room is for novices, experienced home-improvement professionals, and homeowners. It is easy and inexpensive to paint a room. You need to know your plan of attack before you pick up your roller and begin your first coat. We asked a few experts for their best painting tips to help get you started. Find out how to paint your room and what steps you should take to make it a success. Here are tips on how to paint a room:

  1. Plan Your Approach

It’s important to think about how the final project will look. Keep in mind that it doesn’t need to be four walls or a whole room painted the same colour. Consider painting an accent wall in a bold shade, or highlighting mouldings in another colour. Remember to check the ceiling for any signs of wear.

  1. Choose Your Colour

It can be overwhelming to go through fan decks and a paint chip. The first step is to determine the general colour characteristics. Is it neutral or saturated? It is important to think about how the shade will match existing furniture and artwork.

    1. Make Sure You Have The Right Tools And Materials

Every project will be different so you might need different tools depending on what paint you choose and how your walls are. However, there is a handful of essentials that you should have.

  • Paint
  • Paint roller
  • Paint roller extension pole
  • Drop cloths
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint tray
  • Sandpaper
  • Tape for painter
  • Rags
  • Putty knife
  1. Prepare The Walls

You don’t want your favourite sofa to be damaged or that heirloom grandma gifted you. If there isn’t enough room for everything, move it to the middle. Place the pieces on a dropcloth or lightweight plastic sheeting. Cover the floor as well as any cabinets or countertops at risk from splatter.

You can avoid taping altogether if your hand is strong enough. Tape the outlet covers and light switch covers to protect them from paint drips. Make sure you are familiar with how to fix drywall before starting.

  1. Mix Your Paint

Use a wooden painting stick to stir the paint. Re-stir the paint frequently throughout the project. The paint can separate if it isn’t stirred well. This could lead to paint separation and compromise of the desired colour. 

  1. Pick Your Painting Techniques

Your paint has been mixed, your roller is at hand. But you should plan before you get started. Start from the ceilings. Consider a bold focal point wall. Prioritize painting adjacent light-coloured walls.

You should only tackle one wall at a time. Start by taking a brush and painting along with the moulding from the top. Next, use your paint buddy to apply the paint to the wall. Apply paint with the roller using long strokes in w patterns to get maximum coverage. After the wall is completely dry, apply the second coat.

When painting trim, take off the painter’s adhesive and let the walls dry completely before applying the tape. Starting with the trim closest toward the ceiling, move onto the door frames and windows frames, then the baseboards.

  1. Take enough time for yourself

The time it takes to complete a project depends on its size, the method used, and your level of skill. A darker shade of paint on the walls and the trim will take much longer than painting the walls in a neutral colour. While some spaces are easy to complete in a matter of hours, others can take several days.