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If you are a homeowner, chances are you will find yourself at some point wanting or needing to paint a room.  If you are a big time DIY’er or have a fixer upper home, this opportunity will come up frequently. I should know. 🙂

We’ve painted more than our fair share of rooms while fixing up 2 homes and helping family and friends with their spaces.  We’ve learned so much along the way and I wanted to compile our knowledge in one handy dandy place to help you tackle the job, big or small.

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Painting a space is not our favorite DIY, but it is always worth it.  Always. Nothing can make as big of an impact for less than painting a room.  For the cost of the paint and a few supplies, you can completely transform a space.  It’s a simple way to change the vibe with careful color choices or even just freshen and renew with a coat of paint.  Whatever your motive, understanding the basics will make the job easier, more successful and who knows – maybe even enjoyable! 

This Complete Guide to Painting a Room will walk you through the process from start to finish.  We are going to dive deep into these 6 “P’s” of PAINTING:

  • PLAY

I’ve got some sanity saving tips for you, and techniques that you may not have considered while painting ceilings, walls and trim. Whether you’ve painted a room before or not, you are sure to learn something.

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I encourage you to not drag your feet on this project any longer.  Snap a quick “before” picture, push up your sleeves, and let’s create a beautiful fresh canvas to make your house a home.



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Complete Guide to Painting Room

Learn how to paint your room like a pro with this complete guide! We’ll cover everything from choosing the right paint to preparing your walls, and painting techniques that will give you beautiful results. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to transform any room in your home with a fresh coat of paint.

Choosing the Right Paint

One of the most important steps in painting your room is choosing the right paint. There are a few things to consider when selecting paint, such as the type of finish you want and the color scheme of your room.

If you’re not sure where to start, ask a professional at your local hardware store for advice. They can help you choose the right type of paint and give you guidance on what colors will work best in your space.

Preparing your walls

Before you start painting, it’s important to prepare your walls. This includes cleaning them to remove any dirt or grease, and repairing any holes or cracks. Once your walls are clean and smooth, you’re ready to start painting!

Taping Everything Off

To avoid getting paint on surfaces that you don’t want to be painted, it’s important to tape everything off before you start. Use painter’s tape to cover baseboards, windowsills, door frames, and any other areas that you don’t want to paint.

Painting Techniques

There are a few different painting techniques you can use to get the perfect finish. If you’re painting walls, ceilings, or other large surfaces, it’s best to use a roller. For smaller areas or trim work, a brush will give you more control.

Whichever painting tool you use, be sure to load it with paint and then tap it on the edge of the can or bucket to remove any excess. This will help prevent drips and smears.

Best Tips for Painting a Large Room

If you’re painting a large room, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.

Divide into Sections

You’ll want to divide the room into sections and paint one section at a time. This will help you avoid missed spots and paint drips.

Drop Cloths to the Rescue

Another helpful tip is to use a drop cloth to protect your floor from paint spills. You can also use drop cloths to cover furniture or any other items in the room that you don’t want to get paint on.

Get a Ladder

A ladder will come in handy for painting ceilings and hard-to-reach spots. Just be sure to set it up carefully and avoid leaning too far to one side to avoid tipping over.

Taking a Break

Painting can be tiring, so be sure to take breaks as needed. And when you’re finished for the day, clean your brushes and rollers so they’ll be ready to use next time.

Paint a Room FAQs

How much does it cost to paint the average room?

The cost of painting a room depends on a few factors, such as the size of the room, the type of paint you use, and whether you hire a professional painter or do it yourself. Generally speaking, you can expect to pay around $50-$100 to paint a small room, $200-$300 to paint a medium-sized room, and $400-$600 to paint a large room. If you hire a professional painter, the cost will be higher.

What are the best colors to paint a room?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best color to paint a room depends on your personal preferences and the overall style of your home. However, some popular colors for painting rooms include white, cream, beige, light blue, and pale pink.

How long does it take to paint 1 room?

This depends on a few factors, such as the size of the room and the type of paint you use. If you’re painting a small room with latex paint, it could take as little as 2-3 hours. It also depends on your level of expertise, it may take you longer to paint one room if you’re a beginner painter. If you decide to hire an experienced painter, this could actually take longer because they need to get you on their schedule.

These are just a few tips to help you paint your room like a pro. With a little planning and preparation, you’ll be able to transform any space in your home with a fresh coat of paint.

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