How to DIY a Professionally Painted Room Without Spending a LOT?

One of the simplest and most effective methods to breathe fresh life into your house is to paint a room. The issue? The average cost of a single room for homeowners who employ professional painters is $500 or more. Ouch! Are you considering a complete home renovation? HomeAdvisor says that might cost an average of $2,000 or more.

Self-painting a room

By doing it yourself, you can cut those expenditures in half, but be careful: If you do a poor job, you can paint over errors (and repeatedly). But if you know how to use a brush and roller correctly, it doesn't have to be that way.


Check the paint.

Paint a sample on the wall and wait for it to dry before applying the first coat. The texture and color should complement the space, and both can differ from how they seem when wet.

Purchase two or three sample-size cans of paint in various finishes and colors (paint companies will custom-mix any shade for a modest price) and test them on the wall at once to save time, money, and frustration.

Buy quality supplies.

Set yourself up for success by investing in the appropriate tools. You'll also need paintbrushes, rollers, trays, tarps, and painter's tape—the edger tool is insufficient. Of course, you'll also need paint. Don't economize on your purchases.

Cheap paintbrushes are useless. These misapply paint, which leads to other issues. You'll save a lot of frustration if you invest in a better brush or foam brush.

Get the space ready for painting.

Are you ready to paint? Hold on, partner; you still need to do some preparation. Start using plastic tarps or sheets you don't mind destroying to cover any remaining furniture and the floors. Don't skimp here.

Next, apply painter's tape to the edge where the wall and ceiling meet, completely covering the corners. Next, clean the walls because a smoother paint finish will result from a cleaner surface.

Paint the space.

Painting can now begin! Just be sure to use a foam brush to finish the edges from top to bottom first. When you're prepared to begin on the major portion of the wall, roll the roller gently over the surface. Go steadily and slowly. And as you get to the borders you painted before, don't stop or move on to the next piece.

Leave it alone once you're through. Before contacting the wall or removing the painter's tape, give the product the time specified by the manufacturer. Although we understand that you can't wait to see your fantastic paint job, rushing will result in smudges. For the best outcomes, wait it out.

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