The keys to a successful paint job are planning and preparation. It doesn't have to be difficult. Let's assume you've chosen your color and, with the help of your local paint or hardware store, bought the correct paint finish for your project (flat, satin, eggshell, high gloss, enamel). Don't be afraid to ask those trained paint experts for help.
The tips below will help you paint like a pro, with amazing results.
Gather Tools and SuppliesThese might vary from job to job, and will depend on what you have on hand, but the basics remain the same.
Prep the RoomThis step will protect furniture and floors, plus the finished product will look better and last longer.
Paint the RoomUsually, painting starts with "cutting in" (painting the edges about 2" deep). Then do the ceiling next (if you are painting it), then the walls, and finally the woodwork.
Clean-upThis may be the least fun part, but once you've put everything back in the room, you can enjoy the results!
Do let a newly painted room dry or cure for at least 2 weeks before applying any Wall Stickers. Wall decals are great for adding "art" to any room, and they come in 30 different colors. When it's time to change them, wall stickers are easy to remove and won't ruin your wonderful new paint job!