Eight simple DIY steps to painting your bedroom

A bedroom is a personal retreat within your home.

Whether you are going for “sweet dreams” in a child’s room, a spa-like feel in the master suite or “make yourself at home” for that special guest, the wall colour you choose is the key to setting just the right tone.

Follow these simple steps to ensure you achieve professional results:

1. Visit Paintec Ballito for the best products and advice

Paintec appreciates that your home is your greatest investment, and maintaining it can be an expensive business.

But it’s an investment in your property and will ensure your home retains its value.

Paintec will point you in the right direction with regards to paint colour, products and more.

2. Clean the walls

Remove dust, dirt, and grease spots (which can ruin a smooth finish) with water, a little mild dishwashing detergent, and a cellulose sponge. Rinse the walls with clean water to remove the soap residue.

The colour of the month for October is ‘Mellow Blue’. Photos: pinterest.com.

3. Tape the trim, window, and doorframes

Be sure to use painter’s blue tape, which can be applied up to a week ahead. Remove tape immediately after painting, before the wall dries, so you don’t peel off any paint with it.

4. Prime the walls

It’s a common myth that walls that have been painted many times don’t need to be primed. In fact, primer helps maximise the sheen and coverage of paint and gives the finish coat a more uniform appearance.

5. Use Plascon’s Breatheasy paint

Plascon Double Velvet is the first paint in South Africa with odour-reducing Breatheasy technology.

This leading technology releases fewer harmful chemicals into the air as it dries, dramatically improving the quality of air in your home, and allowing you to sleep comfortably in your home the day it’s painted.

Before & after Paintec makeover: Crowthorne Corner Ballito

It’s low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and compliant with the highest international environmental standards.

Products with low VOC levels may also contain solvents, but these are released in small quantities over a longer period, thereby supporting improved indoor air quality and a healthier environment.

6. Brush where you can’t roll

Use a brush to apply paint around the trim and in the corners of walls, where your roller can’t reach. Extend out two to three inches from windows, doors, and moldings.

Photos: chikuze.tumbler.com.

7. Use the ‘W’ technique

For efficiency, start in the corner of a wall and roll on a three-by-three-foot W pattern, then fill it in without lifting the roller. Continue in sections until you are finished. Paint one wall at a time.

8. Paint the trim

When the walls are completely dry, tape where the trim meets the wall. Paint the moldings and the door and window frames with a two-inch angled brush.

For more about low VOC paint, visit Paintec Ballito at 17 Acacia Crescent or call them on 032-9471611.

The North Coast Courier

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