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How to Paint a Bedroom

While everyone has their own style of painting, this will help get the bedroom painted quickly and efficiently with minimal downtime to the resident:

1) When choosing the type of interior paint that is to be applied, beyond color, because someone will likely be sleeping in the room some time soon, a low or no VOC paint is often preferred.

2) Review the sequence on how to paint a room before adding these bedroom specifics that will further fine-tune the painting for this area.

3) Once the walls have been made ready to receive patch, and, if there is some time pressure for use of the bedroom, applying a patch such as 20 minute setting-type compound will shorten the dry cycle (requires water mixing). Though this will mean hitting it with premixed compound (lightweight all-purpose) overtop when dry, to attain a smooth finish that should blend in with the surrounding walls. Hit the first dried patch with 100 - 120 grit and the final patch with a smoother paper or else a sanding sponge. Holding a vacuum nozzle under the sanding helps keep down the fine dust from the sanding.

4) Transfer the dresser, chest of drawers, and nightstand away from the walls for painting (but first check how securely the mirrors are attached). Some beds on casters can be rolled while others are best having the mattress and box spring removed and carried to a seperate room during the painting. A thin sheet of visqueen on the bedcover will help prevent dust from entering the weave (less than 2 mil thick plastic will do).
5) Begin caulking which is to be cleaned with a moist rag, rinsing as needed. This might mean cleaning the baseboard initially by vacuuming, what are normally concealed areas behind the furniture, and/or cleaning with a damp cloth or by paper towels which are thrown away (paper towels are best suited for smoother areas, that do not tend to snag).

6) Proceed with applying paint by brush on the trim, if it is to be painted. Next cut-in the ceiling, if it is to be done, then roll it out, which should be followed by the bedroom wall areas similarly.

7) Continue with a thorough vacumming around this sleeping area. The dustless vacuum is ideal for this task. Finally, remove the masking after the drying is complete. Providing some extra circulation such as by fan may help, provided that the paint is still allowed to achieve a 'leveling effect' and not dry too soon.

Related Costs/Painting :

Interior Cost Per Square Foot
For painting the house.

Cost to Paint Rooms
Prices by room dimensions.

House Painting Costs
How much it costs & factors involved.

Drywall Costs
Thru the course of the project.

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