Painting

by Tiffany
(Brumswick, Ohio)

Original Text: Painting


How to paint your bedroom

To get started you will need these materials to paint the bedroom with success. You will need a drop cloth, primer paint, paint color of your choice, paint brushes and or paint roller, ladder, paint pan, paint stick, paint tape, painting clothes and old shoes that wouldn’t mind getting paint on (old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or throw away.) Next place the drop cloth on the floor to cover the entire surface to prevent paint ruining the floor. Next take the paint tape and cover window molding and or molding on the top of the wall (usually in between the top of the wall and ceiling) also cover electrical outlet covers, or you can remove the outlet cover and tape the receptacle to prevent paint getting on it.

Using primer on the walls will help cover prior paint and adhere the paint better to the walls. If you’re going from a dark color on the walls to a lighter color you could also buy tinted primer. After applying the primer wait thirty minutes for it to try. Than if the walls need a second coat of primer, add it and wait thirty minutes until dry. While waiting for the primer to dry, you will than need to mix the color paint choice with the paint stick until well mixed together (if you have more than one gallon of paint pour all gallons of the same color in five gallon bucket mix well together.) Next take the paint can and carefully pour paint in a paint pan. After pouring paint in pan make sure to put lid on paint to avoid debris getting in the can or prevent drying, or the accidental kicking the can over and spilling everywhere. Next roll the paint roller in the paint pan and carefully remove extra enough to load the roller (roller should have enough paint to cover entire roller but not dripping off when pulling out of paint pan.) Carefully roll the paint roller on the wall making vertical sweeps, also crossing over to get full coverage over the entire wall. For the molding areas, and where the wall meets the ceiling use the small brush to get in the corners and the other close areas where it’s tough to use the paint roller, Next use the ladder carefully if you cannot reach the high areas that needed to painted, when painting the molding areas and near the ceiling use horizontal sweeps.

After the bedroom is completely painted wait until dry than remove paint tape carefully to avoid pulling the fresh paint off the wall. If this does happen use the paint brush to touch up areas that need it. Pick up drop cloth and put away any paint that’s left over making sure the paint can is completely closed (avoiding the paint from drying up.) Use cloth or paint brush to wipe off any paint on the outside of the can. For the paint brush and paint roller wash with warm water and dish soap until clean. Follow these steps exactly and you will have a perfectly painted bedroom!

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Revised Text: How to Paint Your Bedroom

To get started, you will need these materials to successfully paint the bedroom: a drop cloth, primer paint, the color paint of your choice, paint brushes and/or a paint roller, a ladder, a paint pan, paint sticks, paint tape, painting clothes (old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or throwing away), and old shoes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Place the drop cloth on the floor, covering the entire surface to prevent paint ruining the floor. Next, take the paint tape and cover window moldings and the molding at the top of the wall (between the top of the wall and ceiling), also cover electrical outlet covers, or you can remove the outlet covers and tape the receptacle to prevent paint getting on it.

Using primer on the walls will help cover prior paint and better adhere the paint to the walls. If you’re going from a dark color on the walls to a lighter color, you could also buy tinted primer. After applying the primer, wait thirty minutes for it to dry. Than, if the walls need a second coat of primer, apply it and wait another thirty minutes until it dries.

While waiting for the primer to dry, you will than need to mix your color paint choice using the paint stick, until the paint is well mixed. If you have more than one gallon of paint, pour all the gallons of the same color into a five gallon bucket and mix well together. Next, take the paint can and carefully pour paint into a paint pan. After pouring paint into the pan, make sure to put the lid on the paint to avoid debris getting in the can and to prevent drying, or accidental kicking the can over and spilling the paint everywhere.

Next, roll the paint roller in the paint pan to load the roller and carefully remove any extra ( the roller should have enough paint to cover the entire roller but not be dripping off when pulling out of paint pan.) Carefully roll the paint roller on the wall, making vertical sweeps then also crossing over to get full coverage on the entire wall.

For the molding areas, and where the wall meets the ceiling, use the small brush to get in the corners and the other close areas where it’s tough to use the paint roller. Next, use the ladder carefully if you cannot reach the high areas that need to be painted. When painting the molding areas and near the ceiling, use horizontal sweeps.

After the bedroom is completely painted, wait until it's dry, than remove the paint tape carefully to avoid pulling the fresh paint off the wall. If this does happen, use the paint brush to touch up areas that need it. Pick up the drop cloth and put away any paint that’s left over, making sure the paint can is completely closed (to avoid the paint drying up.) Use a cloth or paint brush to wipe off any paint on the outside of the can. Wash the paint brush and paint roller with warm water and dish soap until clean.

Follow these steps exactly and you will have a perfectly painted bedroom!


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