How to Paint My Living Room – The living room as well as family space is typically the most used spaces in the house; this is especially true if they are meant to serve regular family gatherings or game space for children. These spaces wit high traffic can see their share of scrapes, spills, and scuffs.
Step One- Choosing Your Color Palette
What style are you seeking to express in the living room? Rustic and warm? Contemporary? Traditional? There are tips on how you can achieve the ideal look as well as feel. Wall height, room size, architectural components, and light source are important as well to take into account when you decide on the color palette.
Step Two-Choosing Paint Finish
If your living space or family space is rather formal one, I recommend you to choose elegant matte or the eggshell finishing. If the area is informal, putting a satin or semi-gloss finishing may be the best option. Presumably you would like to explore the textured finish. If the house is older, with some visible wall imperfections, you may otherwise prefer low-sheen satin finish with some added durability.
Are you working on large room, perhaps two rooms? You may need to spread the whole project over 2 days, such as weekend. Prepare the space(s) on the first day and then save the actual paint work for the second day. If you are feeling so ambitious and want to take issue with it all in, you need to pace yourself. Also, try not to cut the existing corners during the preparation phase.
Step Four-Cleaning and Clearing the Space
The first thing you need to do here is moving the furniture. You also may want to remove all of the wall displays or any decorative shelving. In addition, you need to remove the hardware existing. Take off the electrical outlet covers, which keeps all screws and fasteners in place in zipped plastic bag for replacement.
Step Five-Protecting the Woodwork and Floors
Cover your floors entirely using drop cloths. Try laying the drop cloths just as you close as possible to the baseboards. We suggest you to use cloth drop since plastic does not absorb paint; one spill on the plastic will create slippery situation and mess as well. If you choose using plastic, cover that with newspaper. When dealing with woodwork, you need to tape along the edge of your baseboards by using quality painter’s tape with at least two-inch width.
Step Six-Removing the Old Paint and Preparing the Walls
Use scraper to remove flaking paint and then ensure that you wear goggles for preventing falling chips of paint from getting into the eyes. Also, you need to clear away debris from the existing holes with dry paintbrush.
Step Seven-Starting to Paint with W Technique
For more efficiency, you can start in the corner of your wall and then roll on a 3-by-3-foot W pattern, and then fill it in without necessarily lifting the roller. You can then go on the other sections until you are finished.