What is the best and easiest way for a senior to paint walls herself?
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Hi I like to paint. And my first suggestion is to do the ceiling first. I always use eggshell finish on my ceilings. Kepps them cleaner for years. If you know how to cut in paint. then you do not need to use painters tape at the ceiling. Second step I always do is paint the trim. I do use tape around the trim but that is when I am painting the walls. Lastly paint the molding on the bottom. It may take a few days to paint the room. But well worth the time and effort.
I start with the ceiling. No real reason other then I have arthritis in my shoulders and feel best early in the day.
I use painters tape more then most people. But with aging also comes not being as steady as I used to be.
Don't try to finish the entire room in one day. Pace yourself. I would do the ceiling on day and follow with the walls and finish with a fresh coat of paint on your trim.