Painting walls like a pro are the first of several posts featuring my bathroom.
My son and husband when camping for 4 days and I decided it would be a great time to redo my bathroom.
Painting walls like a pro supply list:
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- Paint – I used less than one gallon of BEHR Premium Plus Ultra, paint, and primer in one. It is a little more expensive but in my opinion, it is well worth it because you don’t have to use a primer and it covers in one coat. The color I used was “growing season (M380-3) ” in matte.
- Paint rollers
- Painter’s tape
- Putty knife
- Paint brush – I used a 2″ brush to do the edges and the corners.
Prep work for painting walls.
First, I took down the chrome towel racks. (UGLY things!) Then I removed some artwork, vinyl words on the walls and the switch plates.
Then, I wiped down all walls. I used warm water and a little vinegar and was surprised by the webs I found in the corners.
Next, I spackled the holes in the walls. I did a few holes but my husband filled most of them before he left on his camping trip.
Last, I taped EVERYTHING! Any place I knew I didn’t want green paint on it I taped. Around the shower curtain rod, down the edges of the shower, down the edge of the cabinet, on the mirror etc. The floor would have been covered with a drop cloth but with this makeover, I had other plans so if I dripped it was ok. I did, however, cover other areas like the toilet, sink counter, and tub when I was painting over them.
I always thought you just slap the paint on and that’s it. Well really if you want to be efficient and fast I have learned some tips and tricks over the years. The first tip was painter’s tape. If you are sloppy like me it is a life saver. I couldn’t keep paint off a window or molding if you paid me.
Next tip is you take your 2″ brush and “cut in” (paint) all the corners and the edges where you taped. Paint far enough out so when you are using the roller you don’t have to get too close to where you don’t want that color. (i.e. the ceiling or baseboards).
Finally, always carry a rag. If you do happen to drip or hit a spot. Most of the time if you wipe it up with a rag fast it is ok.
Now you are ready to use the roller and it is pretty fast. I worked the roller up and down and overlap a little as I work across the wall and top to bottom. I painted my whole bathroom in about an hour including the ceiling. I let it dry and went back and did some touch ups after it dried. DONE!
So painting walls is not hard. The hardest part is the prep work and it is not hard it just takes the time to do it.
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