How to paint a wall

Hi, looking for a little help with how to painting a wall?

Here is a great little video on how to paint a wall by yourself.

Here is some helpful information to get your painting started. Above is a great short video about how to paint a wall. Painting doesn’t have to be all work.

Learning how to paint a wall is easy.

learn-how-to-paint-a-wall-with-roller-and-trayHere is some tips and ideas for learning how to paint your house.

The most important thing to always remember is to use a drop cloth especially if you are just learning how to paint a wall.

Painting a wall can be fun for kids

kids learning how to paint a wallHave some fun with your kids and get them painting. Just make sure everything is covered real well.

It’s probably a good idea to have some extra clothes for them to change into when they are done learning how to paint a wall.

Having a little fun makes painting much easier

materials for how to paint a wallEven asking friends can be a great idea.With any luck you might already have some friends who know how to paint a wall.

Offer them some beers and pizza.Make it into a small painting party.

Some people prefer to paint alone, but that’s no fun (boo)

how to paint a wall imageIf this is your first time painting.Spend a little time learning what to do and everything should go pretty smooth.

It may take a little longer to actually get the painting done.Before you know it,you will be teaching someone else how to paint a wall.

My list of materials needed when learning how to paint a wall.

  • Paint
  • brushes
  • rollers
  • trays
  • rags
  • tape
  • step ladder
  • sanding sponge
  • old brush for dusting

how to paint a wall with a rollerLearning how to paint with a brush and roller should not be hard.

Take some time to watch some painting videos can make painting a room easy. YouTube is great for learning how to do anything.

Watch my how to paint a wall video above

how to paint a wall by yourselfBefore you know it, you will know how to paint a wall with a roller like a professional.

I would also suggest wearing old clothes when learning how to paint a wall.The video above covers everything very well.

Proper ways to paint walls

proper ways to paint wallsSo I hope this helps you to learn how to paint a wall.Check out my other pages  here for some great house painting ideas and tips.

Pinterest has great images for how to paint a wall as well.

Painting tips for walls

tips for painting wallsWith a little help anyone can learn how to paint a wall properly. I like to paint one wall a different color as an accent wall.

Perhaps some wallpaper ideas from cloverdale can work.

This should help with choosing wall paint colors for your house.I also have added some links for more videos on how to paint a wall properly.

How to paint properly

learning how to paintHouse painting tips and tricks for the do it yourself homeowner.Learning to paint a wall can be fun.There are several great videos on how to paint on Youtube.

With a little help,you will be painting like a pro.

How to paint with a brush

how to paint with a brushLearning how to paint with a brush can be difficult.I have found several great painting tips and tricks to make it easy.If you are just learning how to paint with a brush I suggest using lots of painters tape.

Painting with tape

painting with tapePainting with tape can be messy.If you are just learning how to paint, I strongly suggest using a drop sheet.When painting remove the tape as soon as possible to avoid paint peeling.

Wall painting ideas

interior wall painting ideasHere are some great interior wall painting ideas for your home. I always suggest to accent your paint colors with art and decorations. Area rugs and drapes are always good choices for accenting your wall paint colors.

Repairing drywall ideas

When learning to paint a wall, sometimes we need to do some drywall repair first. The best way to learn how to fix most drywall repairs is watching videos on YouTube. I am always pointing people to YouTube for fixing just about anything. I use drydex for most walls its easy to work with and dries quick it also goes on pink and dries white.

Do it yourself painting tips

do it yourself painting tipsFor the do it yourself painters, I suggest using a drop sheet first. Another great tips for the average home owner is buying lightweight poly to use as a drop sheet. Lightweight poly is cheap and easy to tape to walls for clean paint jobs.

Doing your own renovations

When it comes to home renovations let’s do it right.Choosing to do your own renovations can be fun and easy.I often suggest some videos on YouTube for how to do it yourself.With a little help most home owners can learn how to renovate themselves.

Cleaning your paint brushes

Cleaning your paint brushes properly is important. Most house paints are all latex and only require water for clean up. One clean up tip is to simply leave the brush sit in soap and water for an hour then rinse. Most times just running the water over the brush and pushing down will rinse all the paint out. I also find holding the brush under running water with the bristles facing up clean out the paint.I have also found great videos on cleaning up your painting supplies here.

How to paint videos

YouTube has some great how to paint videos if your plan on doing your own painting. Most people would rather not paint at all and simply hire a professional painter. Hiring a professional painter can be difficult for some homeowners. I always suggest asking friends and family for references when looking at hiring a painter. Taking the right steps will insure a great completed painting project.

How to paint a ceiling

The best way to paint a ceiling is with an actual paint sprayer. I have used a roller for painting ceilings several times and found it is way better to use a paint sprayer. Painting a ceiling with a roller is way to much strain on the shoulders. When painting a ceiling with a paint sprayer there may be a little more prep work. The results are always going to look better when using a paint sprayer and you can always rent a paint sprayer.

Decorative trim ideas

decorative wall ideasWallpaper has always been a common decorative trim idea for walls. Sometimes just adding an accent wall done in wallpaper can make a dramatic difference. Today there are some great new ideas for wall decorating.

Here is a great new style for wall decorating.

This would encourage kids to write on walls more.

Brush work and trim inside
doing brush work on interior trim

When it comes to doing brush work on interior trim, it’s important to use a good paint brush. I have always used more expensive paint brushes. I also prefer to use a 3 inch angled brush. More expensive brushes are so much easier to paint with.

If you do plan on doing your own painting, take my advice and buy a good quality brush.

Safety with ladders

Here are some ladder safety tips:

  • make sure the ladder is level
  • avoid cracked ladders
  • never use the top 2 steps
  • lock the ladder into place
  • stay centered and check weight load

It is important to take your time when painting on a ladder above all else. If the ladder cant reach your work area within 2 feet, get a bigger ladder.

Best paint for walls
best paint for walls
selecting the best paint for walls

The best paint for walls is generally an eggshell finish. There are some newer paints that have a finish called satin which is between flat and eggshell. The only problem with painting walls with flat paint is that it marks quite easy and doesn’t clean well without leaving a mark. The only time I would use something like a flat finish on walls is when I knew for certain nobody would be touching them. Eggshell is always the safest and best bet for any walls.

Do it yourself tips

Some of the easiest and cheapest do it yourself tips can be found on YouTube. I have used YouTube for just about everything over the years and finding good painting tips can be found all over. There are unlimited do it yourself tips on YouTube for homeowners. Doing your own renovations can be easy and fun. Pinterest has some great do it yourself renovation pictures also.

How to fix a wall

How to fix a wall for painting can be done with little effort.The best way to touch up a wall before painting is with a product called drydex made by Dap. Almost any wall needs minor touch ups before paint and using a quick drying Spackle works best.After a light sanding with a sanding sponge,the wall can be painted.This is the method I generally use for helping anyone that is learning how to paint a wall.