Choosing your perfect paint colour is just one of many tricky decisions that will need to be made when decorating a room. Deciding the order in which your room should be painted can feel like a logistical nightmare; but fear not, our experts here at Earthborn have compiled a handy checklist to help you determine the order in which your room should be painted. Helping to reduce the risk of any painting disasters and ensure you get the best possible finish!
Prepare the room
First things first, you need to ensure your room is ready to be painted, therefore you need to prepare in a number of ways:
Prepare the walls
For newly plastered walls you will be able to use Earthborn’s Claypaint straight away, simply dilute the first coat with 20% water. Some surfaces may require further preparation before the painting can begin.
So now that we have covered the first stages of any paint job, here are our recommendations for the order in which your room should subsequently be painted.
Painting the ceiling first avoids the risk of paint spray on newly painted walls. Use a roller for the majority of the ceiling, followed by a brush around the edges (don’t worry if you overlap onto the walls as this will be painted at the next stage).
Next up are your walls; to avoid ruining your freshly painted ceiling, use a brush when at ceiling level, specifically use the final bristles on one edge of your brush to get the smooth dividing line you desire. We recommend a short pile roller for the best results on the larger areas. To avoid stripy walls, make sure you use the feathering technique (roll in various directions) and ensure the first coat is fully dry before applying a second coat.
Use the same technique as above to get a smooth line for your woodwork, by using the edge of your brush. If, however, you are a little shaky when it comes to painting a straight line, place masking tape across the top of your woodwork so that paint does not get onto your walls (just make sure your walls are dry first!)
Windows & door frames
We would recommend painting your doors and window frames at the start of the day, as they will need to remain open as they dry. By painting your windows and doors at the start of the day, your paint will have adequate drying time so that you are able to close them at night and prevent them sticking.
Last up are your internal doors, for the highest quality finish on these, we recommend painting the panels of your door first.
And there you have it, our recommendations for painting a full room.
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