Is your bedroom looking dull and dreary? If the answer is yes, then it's time to remedy the situation by giving the space a paint job. A new coat of paint can do wonders for a bedroom. Naturally, you want to make a room where you spend so much of your time as visually appealing as possible. Here are some key points to keep in mind when sprucing up your bedroom by repainting it.
A crucial decision when starting this project is choosing the paint color. The answer to this question depends on your personal taste. You are the one who will be occupying the space for years to come, so it's vital that you select a color that will please you for the long term.
Bright colors, such as yellow and light blue, are good options if your main goal is to make the room feel lighter and more cheerful. Neutral colors, like ivory or light gray, have the advantage of matching any furnishings or accessories. Dark colors, such as navy, can give your bedroom a cozy feeling and provide an interesting contrast with light-colored trim and furnishings.
If you plan on painting the room yourself, then the next step is to prepare the room. Remove all of the furniture and take off all of the electrical outlet covers. Put painter's tape over the outlets and place a plastic drop cloth on the floor. Wash the walls with a solution of water and trisodium phosphate. Wash them a second time with just water. Fill any small gaps or holes in the walls or baseboards with spackling compound or caulk. Mask the baseboards and any exposed hardware with painter's tape.
Always apply a primer to the surface before painting a bedroom. If you skip this step, you may not get a good result once the top coat is applied. After putting on the primer, apply the topcoat with a roller. A good technique for an inexperienced person to use when painting a bedroom is the "W" method. Make a W shape on the surface with the roller and then fill in the shape without lifting up the roller. Repeat this technique until the entire surface has been painted.
Painting your bedroom can give new life, but not everyone is going to feel comfortable doing the job themselves. Many people will want to hire an expert. For professional looking results, contact a residential interior painting contractor in your area.