Painting a room. Seems easy. But I can make it even easier for you.
- Aluminum foil- large size from the Dollar store
- Paint trays-small and large-Dollar store
- Roller brush on a stick-Home Depot $15 stick and roller sold separately
- Taping knife-$7 Lowe’s
- rags or old t-shirts
Seemingly the fun part of transforming our new house would be to the painting right? Wrong! That’s because a lot of trimming was involved. I’ll get to that in a minute. The first thing you want to do is line your painting tray with aluminum foil. This will make it easier to clean once you are finished.
First paint your ceiling with the extension roller. I didn’t have any particular method but I did make sure to use ceiling specific paint. When you are finished painting the ceiling, fold up the aluminum foil and toss in the trash. Rinse roller and place in the sun to dry.
Seems silly, but the last time we painted a room the taping of trim was my nemesis and I said I would never do it again! This time I used the coolest of all tools. For painting that is. A taping knife.
I’ll post a video of how to use a taping knife. There is a method. PS. Why am I just discovering this?! Anyway, I was able to trim an entire room without using painter’s tape and it works better and cheaper overall. Win. Win. Win. You will need the corner foam brush and small paint tray while doing your trim. It is very important to not apply too much paint to the brush. Once you are ready to paint you’ll line up the taping knife to the edge firmly, place foam brush on top and move the knife NOT the brush. Once you have reached the end scrape up to avoid any runs.
Watch the how-to video COMING SOON!
Next, reline the large paint tray and pour about a 1/4 to 1/3 of a gallon of paint into the tray. You do not want to do anymore because you never know if you’ll get distracted. Paint the room in it’s entirety. Once you have reached the end, take a break and apply coat # 2. Clean up any “out of the lines” along the way with a rag or old t-shirt.
Lastly, step back and enjoy being able to see a noticeable difference! Oh yeah. I see one sexy master bedroom in our future! 🙂