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How to Paint a Room

paint a room

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Step 1: Decide on a shade. Click here for help find the perfect color.

Step 2: Bring multiple samples home (color will look much different than it does in the store!).

Step 3: Paint a stripe of each on one wall and see how they look at all different times of day before you decide for sure.

Step 4: Tape around your floor and any molding, outlets or light switches, and remember to remove wall lamps.

Step 5: Cover furniture with a tarp or plastic.

Step 6: Open the windows.

Step 7: Paint! At least two coats. Tip: If you’re painting over an existing color, add a coat of primer first.


-- The Nest Editors

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