How to Paint Bedroom
Product used: Luxury Plastic Emulsion , Sea shell matte enamel.
A bedroom is a private room where people usually sleep for the night or relax during the day. About one third of our lives are spent sleeping and most of the time we are asleep, we are sleeping in a bedroom. Have you ever thought that color is one of the most important aspects that need to consider when you arrange your bedroom? How to choose Colors for a Bedroom is one frequent question that we always put, the effect of color on the psyche being a topic widely debated and color psychology has demonstrated that perception, thoughts and how we react are influenced by the colors around us.
So now, how do you guys who’ve never painted a kitchen before go about the job? How might you go about the job if you leave this post inspired to paint your bedroom.
First things first, you will need some tools, these tools are:
-Clean heads for the rollers (one for each person and each color, if you are doing more then one)
-Brushes (one for each person and each color ,again)
-Paint Trays(heavier ones will make things slightly easier)
-and offcource the master Luxury Plastic Emulsion
-TARP!!! (the exclamation marks and all caps are to emphasize how important tarps will be. Buy lots of them .cheap plastic ones cost very little and you will want cover everything.) and Last, but not the least, paint (Master Luxury Plastic Emulsion is best for the bedrooms.)
1-CLEAN THE ROOM
· Move the furniture. Make sure to avoid overextending yourself. Good lifting techniques,
such as bending at the knees and not the back, will ensure you don’t get sidelined
before the project actually gets underway.
· Remove drawers and/or get help when moving heavy furniture.
· Remove small furnishings from the room and move heavier items to the middle of the
room, where they can be protected with drop cloths.
· Remove any hardware.
· Take off electrical outlet covers, keeping all screws and fasteners together in a zipped
plastic bag for easy replacement.
· Tape all electrical, cable TV and telephone fixtures with painter’s tape.
· Tape a small plastic bag around door knobs.
Cover the floors completely with drop cloth.Try to lay the drop cloths as close as you can to the baseboards. We recommend you use cloth drop cloths beacause plastic doesn’t absorb paint , a spill on plastic can create a slippery situation and quite a mess too.If you do choose to use plastic ,cover it with newspaper.
Woodwork:Tape along the top edge of the baseboards using a quality painter’s tape with at least a 2” width (look for the products that contain specific properties to handle your unique job or surface).Also tape any door or window frames or moldings that are not going to be painted.
Tip: By taping you baseboards and other framing , you make cutting in faster and easier. We recommend painter’s tape because masking tape dries out too quickly and becomes difficult to remove. Once you have applied the painter’s tape to the baseboards , pass over it with a putty knife , or a card to smooth out any bubbles and endure adhesion. This will keep any paint from getting underneath the tape, Remove the tape while the paints is still wet.
Use a scraper to remover any flaking paint and make sure to wear goggles to avoid falling
paint chips for getting into your eyes. Clear away debris from any holes or cracks with a dry
paint brush or a vacuum with a brush attachment. Using a sponge mop , was all surfaces
with a solution and water. Rinse with water and let dry thoroughly.
Apply a lightweight patching of master undercoat and master wall putty to surface cracks or holes, using a putty knife; cover a little past the edges. Use the putty knife to smooth your surface. Let it all dry thoroughly. If more smoothing is desired, sand with fine grit sandpaper. Repeat these steps, being careful to let each layer of master undercoat & wall putty dry until you’ve achieved a perfectly smooth surface. For large areas, traditional drywall patching techniques are recommended.
It will be necessary to prime over the patching compound. Make sure the compound is fully dry before priming.
Primer is essential to achieving professional looking results. Bare wood, dry wall , patching compound and plaster require primer to seal the surface. With proper priming, you will use less top coat and the final color will lay rich on the top layer.
Tip: If you are repainting walls or wood work in excellent condition , and/ or you are not making dramatic color changes, priming is usually not needed.
It is best to paint the trim work before the walls are painted. Beginning with your baseboards, use a 2 angled tip/sash brush and paint around the room in one direction, so that you do not miss any areas. Next, paint the window trim, door trim and any molding. Remove tape before the paint dries
After you have completed all your cut in work, the next area to tackle is the ceiling. Using a roller affixed to an extension pole, glide the paint in one direction, moving quickly to maintain your wet edge and avoid excess pressure.
Tip: For easy clean up, line your roller tray with a garbage bag.
Tip: If you have to take a break from your painting project, instead of rinsing the brush or roller, tightly wrap the tool in plastic wrap or an airtight plastic bag. The plastic wrap will keep the paint wet so the roller can be reused later that day.
Paint is an easy way to change the color of electrical covers, light switch covers, light fixtures, vases, picture frames, and chairs —almost anything in the room that you want to keep but need to update in order to complement the newly painted room.
More painting to do tomorrow with the same color? You don’t have to clean brushes and rollers when you take a break. Wrap them in sealed plastic to stay moist until you are ready to paint again.
Tip: If paint has hardened on the handle or along the edge of the bristles, soften it with warm water so you can remove it before you begin to paint. Make sure you dry the brush before you dip it.
Project Finished? Don’t throw away the rollers and brushes. With proper cleaning and storage, good painting tools can be reused many times. Reusing them saves you time and money, and also helps the environment, because you’re generating less waste.
Congratulations! You have successfully transformed a room in your home. Order in, take out, put your feet up and bask in the glory of a job well done.