How to Paint Rooms

Are you interested in painting a room in your house and not sure where to get started? We will get you started here with all the hacks you'll need to know. Be inspired by new projects, join the discussion board, and ask a question. You can even check out a slideshow on room painting. You got this. Happy painting!

Paint a Room Like a Pro

Protect the room from paint

Cover anything you don't want to get paint on, such as furniture and the floor. Use a plastic sheet, a canvas drop cloth, or both.

Prep the walls for the new paint

Use a trisodium phosphate cleaner and clean the walls with a sponge to rid it of any dirt.

Don’t run out of paint

One gallon of paint will cover approximately 400 sq ft. Measure the room to figure out how much paint you’ll need for the entire room.

Strain your paint

No one wants to see small chunks or strands of hard paint on their wall. Strain your paint before you begin to prevent this.

Work from the top down

Start by painting the ceiling before moving onto the walls. Finally, finish by painting the trim.

Top DIY Room Painting Projects

Are you painting a room in your house? Here are the top room painting projects.

Room Painting Videos

Watch DIY room painting videos to get some direction for your own project.

How to Easily Create Gorgeous Mosaic Walls

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I'm Going to Paint the Porch Ceiling 'Haint Blue'!

Oh what a wonderful time of year! My favorite in fact! Birds are singing, everything is growing, flowers blooming, grass is green and beautiful! I did a decorating series of living large in small spaces recently. Opening up the home to the outdoors through windows etc. Making the home feel more spacious by bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out! What better way than through porches? Soon I will post more about my front porch but today the talk is about painting the porch ceiling and the 'Southern History' behind some of the colors! Join me won't you!

Paint A Room In 30 Minutes

How to paint a room fast and easy. Painting a room does not have to take all day or even an entire weekend. Watch how we paint a room in 28 minutes.

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The pool deck is our place to bring the family/friends together and have a blast but looking the way it was before it was embarrassing to even mention the fact we have a pool to anyone of my friends...

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