This is a step-by-step simple as pie way to paint a room.
What you will need:
- stir stick
- drop cloth / plastic
- green tape or blue tape [ green has a better edge but is more expensive ]
- roller pan
- roller brush
- cut in brushes
- hammer / nail
- flat head screwdriver
- extension handle for roller brush
- plastic bags
1. If room is furnished, cover everything with drop cloth or plastic sheet, if not furnished, cover floor with drop cloth or plastic sheet.
2. With the green tape (or blue), put along all edges of window frames, baseboards, cornice, crown molding, door frames that you do not want to paint.
3. Open your paint can with the flat head screwdriver.
4. Use your hammer and nail to put drain holes in the rim of the can so that extra paint will drain back into the can.
5. Stir paint with stir stick until you can’t see any separation.
6. Pour small amount of paint in the tray, wiping excess off the can with paint brush.
7. Cut in all your edges. That means, where ever you put the green (or blue) tape, you should now paint from the tape out into the center of the area 3-5 inches. These are the areas you will not be able to get to with your roller brush.
8. After all your edges are cut in, rinse your paint brushes, or if you are going to need them soon, put them into a plastic bag so they won’t dry out before you have a chance to clean them properly.
9. Now pour more paint into the roller tray, put your roller brush on the extension handle and put the brush on the roller tray out of the paint. Gently push the roller into the paint enough to cover the brush. Roll the brush back and forth on the ribs of the tray to get rid of the excess paint.
10. Draw a big 30″ W with the roller brush on the ceiling. Then come back to the W and fill in the square. Move to the next section, repeat the W an filling in and overlapping the areas until the ceiling is completely painted.
11. Repeat the same process for the walls.
12. Let dry. You may need a second coat. If so, cover your brushes and pan with plastic bags and wait for the room to dry. Remember to put the lid back on your paint. Start again with the cutting in process, then the ceiling, then the walls. After you finish, clean your brushes in warm water and soap.
13. After the final coat has dried. Carefully remove the green tape (or blue) and take up all the plastic sheeting.
14. Sit back and relax and enjoy your newly painted room.