Painting your bedroom is a great way to change the mood of the room. Though you can hire painters to do this for you, doing it yourself will save you tons of money. For best results, be sure to think long and hard about the type and color of paint that you will choose for your room.
Choose the Paint
One of the most important steps that you must take when painting your bedroom is choosing the type of paint that you will use. Picking a great paint is not only a matter of simply finding a color that suits you, but also depends on what type of look you want the room to have. Be sure to learn the basics about the various types of paints before making a final decision. For example, flat paint may be a good choice for your bedroom if you have young kids who are likely to be rough on the walls, as it can hold up well to a lot of abuse. In contrast, if you live alone and want to create an unique look, choose high gloss shine. This paint will give your bedroom a dramatic shine.
Prepare the Bedroom for Painting
Once you have selected a great paint, you must prepare the room to be painted. The first step in this is clearing the room from all furniture, clothing, and other small odds and ends. Anything that cannot be removed from the room should be covered with a white drop cloth in order to prevent staining. Next, repair any damage that has been done to the room. This may involve using plaster to fix cracks or dents in the wall, or fixing larger damage with caulk. After all repairs have been completed, carefully wash the walls with warm water and soap. Allow the walls to dry completely before beginning the painting process.
Prime the Walls
Priming your walls is essential to cover up any current wall color, and is even needed when painting over white paint. Apply the coat, and make sure it has adequate amount of time to dry before applying the finish paint.
Paint the Walls
Finally, it is time for you to paint your bedroom. Pour a moderate amount of the paint you have chosen into a paint tray, and place on the ground. Remember that the method of painting will depend on the type of paint you have chosen. If you have selected flat paint for your room, you can use a paintbrush with great results. However, shinier paints such as semi or high gloss paints will reflect brush strokes, and therefore look best when applied by roller. When painting a bedroom, always start with the ceiling and work your way down. Paint with large, “W” shaped strokes, being sure to overlap current and previous painting in order to blend completely. Allow the first coat of finish to dry, and apply one last coat for best results.