You’ve chosen the paint and now you’re faced with the challenge of actually applying it, but where do you start?
Well wonder no more, the process is simple. It really is a matter of starting at the top of your room and working your way down!
Paint the ceiling
Start by cutting in the edges of the ceiling with a brush, and then use a roller to cover the rest of the ceiling with paint. Work in small sections, maintaining a wet edge to avoid visible lines. The best method is to paint from the window to the back of the room. Let the paint dry completely.
Paint the walls
Begin by cutting in along the edges, including corners, using a brush. Then, use a roller to cover the main wall surfaces. Start from the top and work your way down using a vertical zig zag motion, again maintaining a wet edge. It is best to do one wall at a time so the edges of your cutting in do not dry and create a frame effect.
Let the first coat dry, and then apply a second coat if needed.
Paint the skirting, windows and doors
Once the walls are dry, paint the skirting, windows and doors. Use a brush to cut in around the edges and a small roller for larger, flat areas.
Touch up and clean up
Inspect the room for any missed spots, drips, or imperfections. Touch up as needed. Remove any masking tape carefully while the paint is still slightly wet, and then clean your brushes and rollers.
Painting a room can be a big task. It can be both time consuming and physically hard, so consider completing the room over 2-3 days to allow you to make the most of the light, as natural light is always best when decorating.
If you are intending using the same tools the following day, just wrap them up in cling film and the brushes and rollers should keep perfectly well for use the next day.