Have you been putting off painting your home’s interior walls because you feel it will take too much time? Then you probably have not been employing these tips to save you time when painting. You do not have to make that mistake again. Take a look at some of these easy ways you can cut down on the time it takes to paint the walls in your home and may stop dreading painting the rooms in your home.
Grab Some Help
One of the best ways to paint your home’s interior walls quickly is to enlist the help of friends or family when it comes time to paint. A small bedroom can be completely painted in less than and hour (plus drying time) when you have the help of others. Have one person remove electrical covers and tape the edges of the ceiling and floor board. Have another one or two people painting the edges and another using a roller for the middle section. When one person completes a task, have them pick up a brush or a roller. If you really want to get a room painted quickly, this is the best way to do it.
Cover and Tape
You would be surprised how much time people waste cleaning up paint spills and slip-ups because they did not do the proper preparation before they started painting. Many people convince themselves that not taping off edges and covering the floor will save them time. This is a big mistake. Not only will you spend more time painting because you are trying not to get paint where you do not want it, but you will also waste time cleaning up those inevitable messes that lack of preparation will cause. So take 10-15 minutes to prepare the room properly and you could cut your painting time down significantly.
Use the Right Tools
Many people spend more time painting than they need to because they are not using the right painting tools for the job. If you are going to be painting the edges near the baseboards and ceiling, you are going to want to use a 1” to 2” paint brush. However, do not skimp and try to use that paintbrush to paint a 10×15 wall. When you have painted all the edges, go ahead and switch to a paint roller. The job will get done in a fraction of the time.
When changing the color of your home’s interior walls, you may not think it is necessary to put on a coat of quality primer. This may be true if you are simply changing the shade of paint or are painting a darker color. However, if you are painting over a burgundy wall with cream colored paint, priming will save you hours of time. Primer will more effectively cover that darker color than paint will. That means less time applying coats of paint and waiting for those coats to dry. So if you find yourself in this painting situation, primer will be your best friend.
Only Paint One Wall
Are you just wanting to add color to the room? Consider only painting one wall and making it your accent wall. If you are just sick of nothing but white or tan walls and are not needing to change the entire rooms color, then this is a great option. Select a bolder color to go on one feature wall in your room and start painting. Since you do not have to paint the entire room, the paint job will go much faster.
So when you are needing to get a fresh coat of paint on your walls, make sure you keep these tips in mind. You may find that painting really is a quick and easy home improvement project that you can do. What are you waiting for? Pick up a paint brush and roller and get that room painted. You know you can stand that ugly wall color one more minute…..time is ticking.