The maxim “you get out what you put in” applies to most things in life – including painting walls, which means that if you want a long-lasting and professional finish, you’ll need to spend time preparing for the job. However, it is possible to cut a few (very small) corners when painting walls and still make the task a relatively painless one and one that will give a professional looking finish.
Clearing the Room
When painting walls with a roller you may think that there’s little danger of paint ending up on any other surface than the walls. However, regardless of how careful you are, tiny splatter spots can still occur, especially if you use an inferior quality roller. Therefore, it’s important to protect anything you don’t want to be spoiled by paint. That means moving what you can out of the room including light shades and curtains or blinds.
If you can’t remove a light shade then cover it with a plastic bag or a piece of protective … More