THE ONLY 10 ITEMS YOU NEED TO PAINT A ROOM SENIOR CITIZENS STYLE
These are the only 10 items you’ll need to paint a room to have it look clean and well-done. Take this list with you as you pick out your supplies or have it next to you as you shop for in-store pick-up.
- Paint – walls and trim; satin or flat for walls and gloss for trim. Enamel is great, but it glides differently on your brush. Use a screwdriver to open the lid and be certain to ask for a free stir stick!
- Drop Cloth
- Spackle / spackle knife, and caulking
- Brushes – angled, straight, small foam
- Trays and Liners
- Rollers – regular size, small
- Edger – regular size and small
- Plastic Cup
- Step Ladder
Well, here we are with the sun in full regalia and it’s hitting every single wall in our home. Time to freshen up the paint and dare I say it, but maybe just maybe choose a new color and maybe even go crazy and redo the curtains. A good curtain factory outlet can solve any budget problem.
Step 1: Tape off all trim. As you go about the room, note where you’ll need to spackle and caulk.
Step 2: Lay down the drop cloth.
Step 3: Fill all holes with spackle, and caulk works well where separating has occurred. When you are caulking, it’s a plus to cut the tip on a diagonal for a smaller, straighter line.
Step 4: Primer the walls and trim.
Step 5: Paint the wall above the trim about 2 inches, that way when you roll the wall, you won’t have to worry about nicking the trim or dripping on it.
Step 6: Paint the walls – flat, satin, it’s a preference. Paint around
By the time you finish your 4th wall, your wall will be dried and you’ll be ready for the next step.
Step 7: Paint the trim – usually a gloss is used. Paint the trim and mind the fresh wall-paint by using the edger above the trim, and in the 90 degree of the trim and the wall to not mark the fresh paint.
Step 8: It is inevitable that something will need touching up, so place an inch or two of paint in a plastic cup to carry around with you; paint as you see it.
Use the slanted brush as much as possible, you will soon find it the brush of choice as it glides on an angle.
Use another cup to have a cup of water handy. It’s hard work, drink a lot, taking a sip will give you a chance to appreciate and admire all of your hard work.
Be patient and be proud!