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Painting an Accent Wall: Tips for Prepping a Paint Line and Drop Cloth And How To Paint

When I get stressed I skip technology and go to home or automotive work. I don’t have a garage right now, so home decor is getting an upgrade. This video talks about how to set up you paint lines and keep your drop cloth from messing with said line. Here is a more in depth step by step for painting with drop cloths.

Step one: Clear the room or cover all furniture, preferably put everything in the middle of the room and cover, remove pictures, electrical outlet covering and etc… from walls.

Step two: If need be put tape on the floor boards and while doing this it’s easier to tape the drop cloth to the floor board in the process that way if paint is dropped it will b on the drop cloth only. Also put tape in the corner of the ceiling to wall all around the room and where ever else needed so you don’t get paint on the ceiling its  pain painting the ceiling and hurts your neck.

Step three: If needed sand the walls and then brush away the dust, if there are any holes in the wall just use a generic wall spackling. When that dries you will most likely have to sand again and brush away. Easy peasy.

Step four: You can now start painting but if the previous color on your wall is very dark and you are painting a lighter color you must use primer and wait till that dries before applying the color. When you are ready to apply the color a roller is most efficient on the bulk of the wall but on the corners use an angle brush or an angle applicator, (these can be tricky just make sure to be precise and do not over soak your applicator)

Step five: Great you’ve painted now just make sure your walls die well and see id you need to apply another coat. When all is done now you can remove the tape and drop cloth. Enjoy.

Painting is fun but can be tedious and frustrating just be patient and you will love the outcome!