How to Paint a Room
When it comes to learning how to paint a room, quality is pretty hard to achieve, yet it’s the most enjoyable process and the best comes once you’ve finished!
Painting a room has become an easy process nowadays since you can learn anything at a glance on the internet. Speaking of internet learning, get ready to paint your room all by yourself. Follow these efficient instructions carefully so you can get the most expected results.
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Paint your room
So now you’ve decided to tackle the painting project yourself, there will be several things you need to be aware of. You’ll definitely need to count the cost needed for painting a room before you head. Read along and I’ll tell you how much does it cost to paint a room.
Not only that but also how long does it take to paint the room and how to do it in no time. You’ll know the exact answer to these questions once you know the materials and tools required and their costs.
- fiberglass drywall tape
- drywall compound
- painters tape
- latex paint
- putty knife
- paint roller extension handle
- paint rollers
- drop cloth
- paint scraper
- paint tray
How Much it Cost to Paint a Room?
The costs for these materials varies from shop to another, but one idea is you can always borrow anything from neighbors or relatives who are willing to help. Also, I think most houses have most of these things already, the ladder, for example, is an every homeowner tool. They’re not expensive though.
Since you’ll learn how to paint a room yourself, the average cost expected is between $390-$790 without ceilings. If you’re a handy homeowner you can buy the paint and equipment required for about $200 to $300. You need to calculate the size of the area to be painted. Calculate the length of the wall and multiply it by the width of the room from the floor to ceiling (Width x length). This is called calculating the room’s square footage.
You need to calculate the size of the area to be painted. Calculate the length of the wall and multiply it by the width of the room from the floor to ceiling (Width x length). This is called calculating the room’s square footage. Calculate the square footage (The same equation) on the windows, doors, trim and baseboards, then subtract the result of the previous calculation.
Calculate the square footage (The same equation) on the windows, doors, trim and baseboards, then subtract the result of the previous calculation.
This way you know the amount of paint needed and the exact square footage you’ll need to cover not counting the unwanted areas.
It’s often advised to add back a little amount into consideration for extra paint.
How long does it take to paint a room?
Consider the time it will take you to do this yourself though. Depending on the size of your room, it could be a one day or a weekend project. It will be a good fasten of time and effort if you can get help from a partner.
#1st step: Preparation
- You need to move all furniture out of the room. You can move your large furniture to the center of the room and just cover it with drop cloths.
- If you intend to paint the ceiling as well, don’t forget to disconnect and remove any chandeliers you have first.
- Make sure you removed all the obstructions from your way. That way you’ll work faster and more efficiently.
- After you’ve done, lay drop cloths to cover the floor.
- Always start from the top down, the ceiling, then the walls, leave the trim for last.
- Since you won’t do the trims, windows, and door frames use painter’s blue tape to tape these areas. (Remove the tape before the wall dries)
- Don’t ever believe anyone tells you that walls don’t need to be primed. Actually, you MUST prime the walls to maximize the coverage of paint and give it a professional look.
- Use the roller for bigger areas and faster finish, but go for brushes when it comes to a tight place that you can’t roll. (Use a two-inch angled brush)
- Do only 4-foot sections per time to avoid the marks appear when the walls start to dry
- Your roller must be saturated but no dripping.
- Paint a 2-foot wide V or W on the wall without lifting the roller, then fill in with thin strokes until you finish the wall.
- Let dry overnight. Now you’ll have trim and baseboards for last, be done in no time using a 2 inched brush.
How To paint a room fast?
I hate to disappoint you, but you can’t paint a room faster than a day. The painting process takes a time to prepare and more time to paint though it’s kind of an entertainment. The walls must take its time to dry. However, the process of painting itself can take from 4 to 6 hours continuous.
This must be the final look: