You can reduce the frustrations involved with painting a bedroom by making sure that you follow all of the proper steps in order. One of the main reasons why people find bedroom painting projects difficult is because bedrooms tend to be smaller than living rooms. That means that there is less space to store furniture and that creates a little more work.
Step 1 – Clear the Bedroom
It is extremely difficult to try and paint a bedroom when you have to step over dressers and beds. Since bedrooms tend to be smaller than other rooms in the house, you should remove all of the furniture from the bedroom prior to staring the project.
Step 2 – Prep Work
A bedroom tends to be a place with a small amount of power outlets but a lot of wall coverings. Part of your prep work is to remove the covers from the power outlets and the light switches as well as removing all of the wall coverings. Before you put painter’s tape around the areas you want to protect, you need to sand out the imperfections in your walls. Cover the floor with a drop cloth and make certain that your room is completely ready for painting. When you put up painter’s tape, be sure to put it anywhere that the area you are painting meets an area you do not want to paint.
Step 3 – Paint The Trim
Whether you are putting up a coat of primer or a coat of paint, the process in a bedroom is the same. Start out by painting along the trim of the walls with a hand brush. Paint by hand the areas where the walls meet the ceiling and around the doors and the windows. If you are trying to salvage your flooring, then paint that trim by hand as well.
Step 4 – Paint The Walls
Once you have the trim painted, then you can use a roller to do the bulk of the walls. Once again, this process is the same whether you are putting up primer or paint. When you apply paint with a roller, make sure you apply the coats evenly and all in the same direction. If you see areas where there is excessive paint or primer, then roll over it. When you use a roller properly, you will get excellent results that look professional.
Step 5 – The Final Coat of Paint
If you are putting on only one coat of primer, then you should wait at least an hour for the primer to dry and then apply the paint. If you are putting on a second coat of paint, then wait an hour for the first coat to dry and then apply the second coat. The longer you wait for the first coat to dry, the easier it will be for you to apply the second coat.