Your bedroom is an important place to keep looking good, even though most often few people enter the room other than the people who regularly spend time in it.
When it comes to bedrooms that are larger than a typical bedroom, however, there are certain things you should bear in mind — and that will help you to achieve greater success in the painting process than if you had a more typical sized bedroom or even a small bedroom.
The first thing that you should know about painting a large bedroom is that you should absolutely not try to paint the whole room at once and rather than you should tackle it one wall at a time.
This is important because one of the key techniques in painting a room is when you are painting the walls to “cut in” on the sides before you paint the main part of the wall with a paint roller — but this is reliant on the paint being somewhat wet before you get to the paint roller part.
Because of the size of a typical large bedroom, it’s better to approach the cutting in one wall at a time.
When it comes to choosing whether you are going to use a paint roller versus making use of a paint sprayer, you might think that a paint sprayer is going to be a lot better.
This is not the case, however — a paint sprayer might seem like it’s going to be a lot faster but by the time you get done preparing the space so that you don’t get paint just about everywhere, you will have spent the same amount of time if not more time than just going with a well-applied paint roller.
Given the size of a typical large bedroom, you might think that a ladder is going to be the best way to reach the higher parts of the walls and for the most part this is correct.
You may want to consider, however, the possibility of getting a scaffolding system if you have the budget to rent one — they are much better in terms of having a place to stand over a long period of time and of course will allow for you to have painting equipment up with you more easily.
The caveat is that you will face a higher price point for a scaffolding system.
To reiterate, it’s perfectly fine to make use of a ladder to reach higher areas of your bedroom walls and in terms of portability, you really can’t beat a good ladder.
With that being the case, you have to ensure that the ladder is fully stable before you get on it — if you can get the help of someone to stabilize it for you, all the better.
In terms of painting your bedroom, and in fact painting just about any part of your home, you are going to benefit when you take the time to plan out the painting project.
The benefits come in the form of how you are going to be able to know how long it’s going to take to paint the space as well as important things like how much paint is going to be needed for the project.
In terms of painting, you are not going to want to paint from a paint bucket — that makes for major messes and ultimately is less effective for getting paint on your brush on a paint roller.
The better way to make sure the paint is applied well is with a paint tray.
Lastly, you should be aware that even though it’s a big space that is being painted, making use of more than one paint color is okay.
Though it might seem like it would be too overwhelming given the size, this is not the case.
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