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  • Writer's picturePAINTING HANDS


Painting walls is a relatively simple process, but it requires some preparation and attention to detail to achieve a professional-looking finish. Here are the general steps to follow:

1. Prepare the walls: Remove any existing wallpaper, fill any cracks or holes with spackle or joint compound, and sand the walls smooth. Clean the walls with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris.

2. Protect floors and furniture: Cover any furniture or floors with drop cloths or plastic sheets to protect them from paint splatters.

3. Prime the walls (optional): If the walls are new, or if you are painting over a dark color, it is recommended to apply a coat of primer before painting. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a more even finish.

4. Cut in: Use a small brush to paint around the edges of the walls where they meet the ceiling, baseboards, and any other areas where a roller cannot reach. This is called "cutting in" and will help you paint a clean line and avoid getting paint on areas you don't want to paint.

5. Paint the walls: Use a roller to apply paint to the walls. Start by rolling the paint onto the wall in a "W" or "V" shape, then fill in the shape with horizontal strokes. Work in small sections, and be sure to blend each new section into the previous one while the paint is still wet to avoid visible seams.

6. Allow the paint to dry: Follow the manufacturer's instructions for drying time before applying a second coat, if needed.

7. Clean up: Clean your brushes, rollers, and any other paint supplies with soap and water or the appropriate solvent. Remove any protective coverings from furniture and floors.

That's it! With a little practice and patience, you can paint your walls like a pro.


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