Bedroom Painting – You’ve wanted to have your bedroom painted for a while now, but you’re worried about the possible mess that might occur. After all, besides the bed itself we keep some of our most valuable possessions in our bedroom. It may be art hung up on the wall or the assorted items on our bedside table, but either way we don’t want to get any paint on them. All that said, it’s time for a change. New colour on the walls, and even the trim, doors, and ceiling could be just what you need in order to shake things up a little bit. At Burlington Carter Painting we’d like to offer up a few instructions that will help you to paint your bedroom without any mess.
Remember all those valuables we touched on last paragraph? Get them out of that room. The bedroom should be as empty as possible, so if you can remove the bed as well then we recommend that you do. It’s understandable if you’re unable to, however. The floor should be covered with a drop sheer or plastic, and any remaining furniture should likewise be covered.
Make sure that the walls are completely bare as well. That includes the nails that any pictures may have been hanging on. Covers for phone jacks, electrical sockets, or light switches should also be taken off and set aside. Any holes left behind by the nails, as well as cracks and indentations, should be repaired with spackle or plaster and left to dry.
An additional step that may be skipped by many is washing down the walls. Use water mixed with a bit of dish soap and go over the walls with a rag or sponge. This will help the paint and primer to better adhere to the surface. Wait for the water to evaporate on its own, or wipe the surface down yourself.
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Before you can actually start the bedroom painting you need to make sure that you’re also fully prepared. Make sure that you’re wearing clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit of paint on. If that’s not possible you will need to put on a professional painter’s apron, and may need gloves as well. Long hair should be tied back away from your face, as well as kept from hanging loose where it might touch wet paint during painting your bedroom. Lately, keep a rag on hand at all times in case you need to wipe up a small spill.
The first coat of paint on the walls should be primer, as this will help seal in the surface and paint will stick to it more easily. Use a paint roller and work in sections of three feet, starting where the wall meets the ceiling and working your way down. The edges should be left alone, as they’ll be done last with the help of a paint edger.
After the coat of primer dries you can start with the paint. Apply it the same way, using long strokes for an even coat of paint. Be careful not to put too much paint on the roller as you don’t want to create a mess, even if everything has already been covered up. Your roller should never be dripping with paint. Most paint jobs will require two separate coats of paint, but depending on the colour of the existing walls, as well as the new paint colour being used, more may be needed.
When drying in between coats take the time to check out your work. After the primer you may notice imperfections in the walls, which should be taken care of before you proceed with painting them.
After the final coat of paint has dried it’s time to return your bedroom to its former glory, or should we say new and improved glory! Fold drop sheets and throw away the plastic sheeting, remembering to pull off the painter’s tape as well. Once that’s done you can go about replacing the furniture and other items that were removed in Step 1. Screw the covers for light switches and electric outlets back on, and hang up art and photos that make the space feel so familiar.
Once everything is done take a few moments to admire the finished product. There should be a transformative effect on your bedroom, but it should also feel comfortable in addition to brand new. The point is not to make your bedroom feel like a completely different space, but instead instilling it with just enough change to shake things up a little and energize you in the process.
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Painting a bedroom can help to get you out of a rut, giving you something new to look at when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night. If you want a professional painter to take care of things for you, why not consider Carter Painting? We serve Grimsby, Binbrook, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Winona, Hamilton, Waterdown, Aldershot, Burlington, Oakville and surronding areas. So just give us a call now!