How do I paint my bedroom. Do I paint the edges first?

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  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Nov 20, 2017
    It's a matter of choice I think. I generally do both the cutting in (edges) and rolling at the same time except for the baseboard area. This saves me from running up and down the ladder multiple times. Put your roller pan on the shelf and keep your chisel brush (cutting in brush) at the high point of the roller section so it doesn't fall. I work from the top down. Set your ladder and cut in as far as you can reach. Then roll out that area completely and move the ladder. Repeat! LOL
  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 20, 2017
    I tape the trim, and baseboards, and ceiling line with painters tape. Then I cut around the tape with a brush or mini roller, and then roll out the walls. If I'm doing the ceiling, I do it first.
  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 20, 2017
    work in 2 ft sections of the wall. Cut in at the top, roll the paint on and about a foot from the bottom cut in and finish rolling. Repeat until the wall is painted. You want to keep a “wet edge “ if you let it dry mid wall you will have un even coverage from the overlapping of fresh paint on to the dried edge.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 20, 2017
    Yes - do all the cut in work - around the edges of the windows, along the floor and ceiling in the corners first with a brush , then use a roller on the walls. If you are do not have a steady hand or this is your first time doing this, get painter's tape and put it along the edges that you don't want to get any paint on...
  • I would paint the ceiling first, then the walls, then all of the trim , making sure to cover the floor and any furniture carefully.
  • M. M.. M. M.. on Nov 21, 2017
    If you use tape to mask things, be sure to get the "painter's tape", usually blue. You can leave it on longer and it doesn't leave a sticky residue.
  • Rogea Rogea on Jan 13, 2019

    Back to basics. Remove ALL furniture, clothing, personal things, and curtains, empty closets, clean windows completely. Do not put back anything without a label to keep, toss, or sell, then do it. A place for everything and everything in its place, no extras, they go in the garage or gone. Dust the ceiling fixtures and consider if a ceiling fan or fixture is really what you want. This is time to think about perimeter, LED, or accent lighting. and walls, use commercial cleaners on metal and wood surfaces and ventilate. Patch any imperfections in the wall, door strikes, nail holes, stains after figuring out how to prevent them in the future (roof leaks, door guards, rearrange furniture to help traffic flow?) Also use a prime coat to cover these repairs before painting. Also, a good time to plan usage like in closet seasonal storage or armoire. Painting calls for new blinds and curtains also, so include in budget. Vacuum to see if the carpet has wrinkles or pressure holes and needs to be tightened or replaced. Clean the carpet and dry. Cover with a heavy duty tarp that is taped so it will not trip or let paint ruin the cleaned carpet. No bold colors for wall, bolder on trim, but remember you may HAVE to sell the house, life is uncertain, and YOUR personal tastes do not belong to others, your risk. Neutral colors, flat for walls, gloss for trim. You'll never regret using edge taping, you know the blue tape to protect and give a clean edge when done. Use all the tools, especially MARK the wall studs at the bottom with a discreet nail hole or plastic pin up pin to hang pictures or run wires out of sight later. Paint into the wet paint not out to prevent brush marks on trim and edges, use an edge trim and roller for large areas. Keep a rag handy and don't overload your brush or roller to leave blobs. Use brush cleaner every day, ready for the next. You can shut off the vents, shut the door, and open the windows to prevent the fumes taking over the house and changing the taste of food. Take your time but don't drag on a month or more, and don't let other discretionary projects draw you away, get 'er done! Celebrate when done, show off to family and friends, and put in the scrapbook, you and the kids will love looking back in ten years to remember one before and five after shots. Consider the use of the room (bedroom, living room, work room, recreation, office, hobby center), it makes a difference on decor. You want to walk in on a daily basis and say, I'm glad I did this. I did this for apartments and always left it better than the last guy or gal who did it. A work of art is a joy forever. Roger