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How To Paint A Room

There will come a time when you get tired of your room, particularly how it looks. Perhaps, your room seems so downtrodden that a fresh coat of paint will do wonders. Once youve decided to repaint your room, here are the things you need to do:

Choose the Right Colour/s

The colour of the wall is entirely up to you. But one important facet is temperature. You can go warm or cool. Warm colours such as yellow, orange, red and any combination of these can brighten up your day. Cool colours like blue, green and violet is perfect if you rather have a relaxing and calming abode. If you share your room with your loved one and want it to feel more romantic, navy, deep violet, and olive are the colours of choice.

Another thing to think about when choosing a colour theme is to study your rooms architectural features. Does it have moldings or built-in bookshelves and cabinets? Are your doors and windows arched? How about your floor, what colour is it? Take it all in. A general rule is to paint the moldings a shade lighter or darker than the wall. The little change in the shade allows the molding or doorway to attract the eyes. If you feel like being a little daring, use a different hue. If you rather go the traditional route, simply paint the moldings, and window and door frames white or some other version of white.


The next step is preparing the room for painting. This entails clearing and cleaning everything. Its a tough and boring job but you have to do it. Everything you can move out of the room, move them. Those bolted and cannot be carried, just cover them. Start cleaning by dusting the whole room. Get rid of cobwebs and every kind of dirt and dust. Use TSP or water and detergent to clean grease. If the old paint is chipping, scrape them off first before sanding the whole wall. Once done washing with soapy water, let the room dry.


Use painters tape or masking tape if necessary. Place a drop cloth or dust sheet on the floor to catch the paint drips. If youre working with a naked wall, apply primer first. If youre repainting, check if the old paint is glossy. You may need to apply primer as well to help the new paint adhere to the old one. Apply as many coats as needed.

The fun starts after you place drop cloths on the floor.

Paint in one direction, normally up and down.

Use white primer when painting a light colour and a dark primer for dark paint.

Get the pro's in

If you're in any doubt about whether this decorating job is too much for you get the pro's in. A good place to find a Glasgow painter & decorator is by visiting that website. Good luck painting your room.


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