How to Paint a Room: A Step-by-Step Guide

Keywords: diy wall painting, royale luxury emulsion, house wall painting

Painting your home is one of the quickest ways to spruce up your space. Your walls make an impression on your guests even before you get a chance to charm them. Hence, you must adorn your walls in a way that they express your likes, and interests and reflect your personality. 

Are you painting your home for the first time and are clueless about where to start? DIY wall painting is not rocket science. All you need to know is the basics and you are good to go. Lucky for you, we have brought to you a step-by-step guide that will help you become a pro-DIY painter in no time. 

Plan your painting project 

Before you get all excited and go shopping for paints, sit and reflect on what kind of vibe you want your home to have. Next, decide on the paint brand, paint hues, type of paint and how many paint coats you intend to apply. Get your hands on Asian Paints’ royale luxury emulsion paint colours to transform your home interior. 

Gather the tools & material 

You would need paintbrushes, a paint tray, paint rollers, an extension pole, canvas drop cloth, painter’s tape, primer, paint, sandpaper, orbital sander, rags and a putty knife. You must also invest in a sturdy ladder so that you can reach the ceiling of your rooms easily. Wear your painting gears like goggles, gloves, a dust mask and hearing protection to prevent any mishaps during your DIY wall painting sessions. 

Clean the walls

Thoroughly clean your walls with warm water and soap so that you get rid of the dirt and debris that has accumulated on them. This step will ensure that your paint sticks better on your walls and will last longer. 

Prep the surface 

We are talking about everything from scraping, sanding, patching and filling holes, cracks and dents. Invest in an orbital sander if you want to save time. A pro tip is to use sandpaper to reach the corner and edges of the walls, which are difficult to sand with the help of a sander. 

Prep the room

Buy a canvas drop cloth that will protect your floors and furniture from getting paint splashes on them. Avoid plastic sheets and invest in canvas drop cloths as they are durable and rip resistant. Make sure that the room that you are intending to paint is well ventilated. Open the windows and switch on the fan. 

Decide on your painting technique 

Choose whether you want to go the traditional route and paint using a paintbrush or want to save time by using a paint roller. Paint rollers help to paint a large surface quickly as compared to paintbrushes. A pro tip is to use a paintbrush to reach the nooks and crannies of your home, which are difficult to paint with a paint roller. 

Mix your paint 

Make sure that you stir your paint throughout your house wall painting session. If you don’t do so, there is a chance that you won’t get the true colour as the paint ingredients might separate. We recommend you use a large bucket to mix your paints properly. 

Prime your walls

Apply at least two coats of primer to your walls. Using a primer is nonnegotiable if you are using a lighter colour on a dark colour wall. Priming helps to provide an added layer of protection to your walls and makes your paint last longer. 

Paint away

After the primer has dried completely, apply your first coat of paint. Let the paint dry completely before you apply another coat of paint. 

Clean up 

There is no time to rest after you are done with your house wall painting. Pack and store your paints away carefully. Next, wash your brushes and paint rollers and let them dry completely before you store them away properly. 
Not sure you can pull off a diy wall painting session? Fret not, you can hire Asian Paints Safe Painting Service and let their experts paint your walls and transform them. Visit the Asian Paints website to check out the Royale Luxury Emulsion paint range and many other contemporary paint collections by the brand.