Want a fresh new look on your walls? Need ideas for painting a nursery? Painting is not hard if you know the basics, and these eighteen blog entries will give you all the information that you need to successfully paint your own walls.  Once you get the hang of painting you’ll be unstoppable, no more wasting money hiring someone else to paint your rooms! And as tempting as it may be, make sure that you don’t skip the prep-work, because it could make the difference between a job well done and one that looks less than perfect.

Preparing to Paint & Tools

Preparing a room and walls properly for painting makes the paint go on smoother and ensures that you are proud of the finished product.  The walls need to be clean, nail holes should be filled and any areas where you don’t want paint need to be taped off. These six blog posts will walk you through the steps you should take before picking up a paint brush.

Successful Painting

In addition to prepping the walls for paint, there are other things that you need to keep in mind, so you’ll need to know all of the correct tools for the job. For instance, you can’t start and stop just anywhere while you are painting if you want consistent color across the wall.  Learn information about cutting in when you read through the following six blog posts about painting your walls.

Advanced Tips & Clean-Up

Here are some tips regarding clean-up and how to care for your brushes and tools so that they will last a long time.  Along with the clean-up tips, there are some tips for different paint treatments that are simple enough for a beginner to do with a little guidance.

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You might want to stock up on some face masks to keep you from inhaling dust particles and the paint itself, especially varnish. pb