Painting a Room


Great Tips for Painting a Room Fast

Painting a room is not as hard as you might think.

It is possible to paint your room and complete the project within just a few hours.

To finish the job within a short time, all you need to do is to ensure you are well prepared for the project.

You should also have the right tools of work to enhance efficiency.

Below are a few tips for painting a room fast.

  • Cover up

The first thing you should do is to ensure that any furniture, floor and all other things are protected from paint spills and splatters.

To protect the floor, select fabric drop cloths instead of using the plastic ones. This is necessary because a plastic one can slick easily under your feet.

  • Begin with a fresh surface

It is good to note that paint will not stick to a dirty surface. So, it is necessary to mop to dry dust your painting surface first.

Use a wet sponge to swab down any grimy parts. Look for a ladder so that you can reach high areas of your room.

  • Prepare the borders

Remove light switch and outlet covers and tape off some of the areas that you do not want to paint.

Some of such areas might include window frames, moldings and baseboards.

  • Begin the painting work

Now you are ready for the big job. Use an angle brush or a sponge tool; paint a two inch swath around the edges of the ceiling and woodwork.

Paint the central area using a paint roller or tray. Using the wrong tools leads to too little or too much paint. Make sure that you paint evenly and have the best paint distribution.

Allow the first coat to dry for some hours, and then start coating again. This will ensure that your paint adheres to the surface in the most effective way.

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Rinse your roller and paintbrush under a faucet until all the water runs clear.

Decant all the left over paint into the can and put a towel over the lid.

Tap the lid edges using a hammer and then rinse the tray. Once the bristles are dry, put the brush back into the original wrapper to prevent the bristles from fanning out.

  • Leave no trace

You need to have a moist rag to wipe out the fresh splatters. Get rid of the dried drips using a plastic spatula.

Remove the masking tape by pulling it at an angle to avoid spoiling the finish.