A Fresh Coat of Paint

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A Few Tips for your next interior painting project


Purchasing the paint

If you’re not fully committed to a color, start with just a quart, and use it to paint a foam board. You can then move the foam board around the room to see how it’ll react to varying levels of light from different angles.

Once you’ve settled on a color, you’ll need about one gallon of paint for every 400 square feet .


Clean the walls (and allow them to dry!) before you begin. Place drop cloths or old sheets on the floors rather than slippery plastic. Remove outlet covers and other obstacles, as it’ll make for an easier, cleaner, and all-around better job.

Be sure to clean the ceilings, too. There’s sure to be dust and cobwebs that need to be removed if you want your painting project to go as smoothly as possible.


If you’re painting textured walls or a textured ceiling, use a thick-nap roller. It’ll ensure that you’ll cover the entire area, rather than missing a few bumps or crevices here and there.

When you’re finished ...


Keep some of your leftover paint. You never know when you might need it for touch-ups or refinishing.




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Comments (5)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Great tips for painting, Alexa!  Also, your photo accompanying this blog shows some wonderful colors.

Jul 20, 2015 11:21 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Really like these painting tips, Alexa Sanchez ... great suggestions for someone buying, selling ... or just updating their decor!


Jul 21, 2015 02:15 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

A fresh coat of paint can really make a cost-effective impact and is one of the easiest design elements to change. I've seen a few homes over the years that have used every color in your photo, so my suggestion would be to limit the palette to 2-3 colors.

Jul 21, 2015 02:29 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Alexa - this is a good suggestion when changing to dramatic colors.  Try a little first.


Jul 21, 2015 03:06 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd suggest to watch a few utube videos or take Home Depot free demo before painting yourself. It can be not as easy as it seems to be.

Aug 24, 2015 05:13 PM