I recently painted our living room walls. It’s a big room and painting it was no easy task.
In fact, prepping to paint it was no easy task. There were old nails sticking out everywhere from the previous owners, scuff marks, holes…you name it, we had it.
I was in a big hurry to get those walls painted, but I also knew I had some prep work to do first.
1. Fill any holes, dents or cracks with spackle. Allow it to dry for about a day, then sand it and make sure you clean away the dust.
2. Take off the electrical outlet covers and light switch plates.
3. Don’t shake the paint! Stir it with a stir stick or stir it by rolling the can.
4. De-fuzz your roller with a lint roller or tape.
5. Cut in around your ceilings, baseboards and trim first, and then paint the walls before it dries. This will prevent what’s known as “hatbanding.”
I hope you have enjoyed DIY Tips and Tricks this week.
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