How to Paint a Wall?

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Getting ready to paint a wall? Don’t skip the prep work: A properly primed surface makes all the difference. This video shows how to make both painting and priming a snap.

Getting ready to paint a wall? Don’t skip the prep
work: A properly primed surface makes all the difference. This video
shows how to make both painting and priming a snap.

What You Need

  • cellulose sponge,
    dishwashing liquid, painter’s tape, primer, paint, paint tray, paint
    roller, two-inch angled paintbrush, ladder

Follow These Steps

  1. Clean the walls
    Using
    a large cellulose sponge and a solution of water mixed with a few drops
    of mild dishwashing liquid, clean your walls to remove any dust, dirt,
    and grease.
  2. Tape the trim
    Use blue painter’s
    tape (not masking tape) to protect any areas you don’t want your paint
    to get on, such as trim, molding, doorknobs, window frames, and door
    frames: Run long strips of the tape just inside the outer edges of these
    areas. (The outer edges of the tape should lie exactly where the wall
    meets the trim, covering the parts of the trim that your roller or
    paintbrush might hit when you paint.)
  3. Pour primer into a tray
    Pour
    in enough so that it almost fills the well toward the bottom of the
    tray without covering the angled portion of the tray where the ridges
    are.
  4. Roll the primer onto the wall
    Dip your
    roller into the primer, rolling it back and forth across the tray’s
    ridges a few times to remove any excess and prevent drips. Make sure the
    roller gets evenly coated. Run the roller up and down a section of the
    wall, applying primer until the section is fully covered. Continue until
    your wall is fully covered, reapplying primer to the roller as needed.

     

    Tip: Follow the manufacturer’s
    drying instructions, which you’ll find on the can, to make sure the
    primer is completely dry before applying paint.

  5. Paint the trim
    Dip
    a two-inch angled brush into the paint, coating the bristles only about
    a third of the way down the brush. Run the brush along the outer edge
    of the tape that’s covering the trim (on the wall side of the tape; not
    the trim side). Keep applying paint flush against your taped trim,
    working it outward about two or three inches from the tape. Continue
    until you have finished painting a narrow swathe along all of the taped
    areas.
  6. Roll on paint in a “w” shape
    Fill a
    paint tray with paint; dip your roller into it, removing excess. Roll
    the paint onto the wall in a 3-by-3-foot “w” shape. Working your way
    back across that “w,” without lifting the roller, fill in empty patches
    until that section of wall is fully covered. Continue, adding more paint
    to the roller as needed, until the whole wall is painted.
  7. Remove the painter’s tape
    Peel off the tape while the paint is still wet to avoid accidentally removing any dried paint along with it.

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