Most places that sell paint allow
you to come in and grab a small amount of the colour you're planning on
using. Head into your local paint store and grab this colour, as well as
a couple of other similar shades. Trial these shades on your wall. Once
the paint is applied, you'll prefer one over the other, and it might
not be the one you thought. While the shade might have looked perfect on
the card in-store, it can look a little different in your room
depending on the light source.
Step 2: Cover everything
who has painted a room before will attest to this – paint gets
everywhere. You can be as careful as you want, but at some point, you'll
transfer paint to a surface where it wasn't supposed to go. Move your
furniture into the middle of the room and cover it and the floor with
inexpensive drop cloths – especially if you're painting in a carpeted
room. You should also apply painter's tape around light switches, door
handles, window frames and other fixtures to ensure they stay clean.
Also, please wear old clothes while
you're painting. We don't want to see $100 Nike running shorts or
leggings ruined by splatters of excess paint.
Step 3: Wash down walls