The color of your room can impact first impressions of your home, the atmosphere, and even your motivation. But most importantly is the quality of the room painting. So how can you make painting a room as easy as possible?

Whether you want a change or your room needs a paint job, it is important to plan interior decorating. It can be tempting to start as soon as possible, but taking the time to follow painting tips will help you get the job right the first time.

Here are five of the best room painting tips to get you started. 

1. Line Equipment

Lining equipment ensures cleanup is as efficient as possible. For example, you can line your painting tray with aluminum foil, and once the paint is dry, you can easily remove the foil. 

You can also make pouring easier by using a bucket and taping diagonally from the middle, creating a V shape. It helps contain the paint as you pour, so you can focus on painting your room instead of clearing up spillages.

2. Use a Putty Knife

Most paint jobs require painter’s tape, but it can be a frustrating tool when it peels off, and the paint makes its way through the trim. Instead of spending time scraping paint off, use a putty knife to seal the tape down firmly. If you use proper painter’s tape instead of masking tape, a putty knife will prevent any paint leaks. 

3. Start With One Wall

When interior decorating, it can be overwhelming to know which area of the room to begin. Some people choose to go around the room corners and then paint the walls, but it is best to paint one wall at a time. Cut in the wall and then paint before the sections dry.

This ensures your room painting looks as professional as possible. 

4. Use the Best Supplies 

Do not try to save money by buying the cheapest paint supplies, as you may end up extending the job and ending up with poor finishes. For example, a cheap brush can cause bristles to end up in the paint or cause an unattractive textured finish. Invest in the best paint and supplies you can afford to make your room painting as easy as possible.

5. Cover Your Furniture 

84% of Americans buy new furniture, but you can quickly end up with stained pieces when painting walls. Save time, money, and effort by preparing your space accordingly for your paint job. Cover furniture and use materials such as plastic wrap to cover items effectively. 

Professional Room Painting 

These tips will help you get started with room painting, but for the most successful experience, you should consider getting professional support. Professional painters have the techniques, knowledge, and resources to ensure your interior decorating is as easy as possible.

Stephen James Painting, Inc has been providing commercial and residential painting services for over three generations. We are here to support you with painting your room and achieving the best results. Contact us today to request a free quote.