How To Paint A Room For Beginners | Ultimate Guide

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Interior painting is something that anyone can do – regardless of skill level or experience. Learn how to paint a room for beginners in our detailed A to Z guide.

Step 1. Prep room for paint

Getting a room prepped before painting is an important step that you shouldn’t skip! Even though you may be wanting to try to paint faster, it’s well worth it to slow down and get the prep right. Here’s how to prep a room for painting.

Step 2. Paint ceiling

When painting a room, you always want to start with the ceiling and work your way down to the trim & baseboards and then move on to the walls last.

Step 3. Paint trim and baseboards (and doors)

After you’re done painting the ceiling, it’s time to move on to the trim, baseboards, and doors.

Step 4. Cut in along ceiling and around trim & baseboards

Next you can move onto cutting in the wall color paint at the edge along the ceiling and around the trim and baseboards.

Step 5. Roll paint on walls

The alternative method of painting walls is with a paint sprayer, but I would not recommend this for a beginner because there’s a steep learning curve and it’s VERY messy.

Step 6: Touch up and clean up. If you by mistake spilled paint on the floor then read this guide on how to get paint off hardwood floors for some tips on removal.

If you’re trying to learn how to paint a room for beginners, chances are that you’re thinking about painting your own interiors, I’m here to tell you – you can do it!! You’ll be shocked by the immediate gratification that you get from changing a paint color in a room!

If you love this, check out all of my painting tutorials in the archive here!

Suggested materials:
  • Screw driver
  • Putty knife
  • Spackle
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Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
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