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How to Paint A Room

Decide on a shade. Click here for help finding the perfect color.

Bring multiple samples home (color will look much different than it does in the store!). Paint a stripe of each on one wall and see how they look at all different times of day before you decide for sure.

Tape around your floor and any molding, outlets or light switches, and remember to remove wall lamps.

Cover furniture with a tarp or plastic. Open the windows.

Paint! At least two coats. If you’re painting over an existing color, add a coat of primer first.

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-- The Nest Editors

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