Painting a room can make a
room look completely different. A lighter shade can make the room look bigger
and brighter. Darker shades can make the room look more sedate and formal.
Using a different color on the trim can also spruce up a room.
While we can not help you with
the color you want to use, we can give you some pointers about what kind of
paint to use. For "normal" rooms, I prefer a flat latex paint. If applied with
a roller, it will help hide any flaws in the wall. You can use oil if you like
but it smells more and dries slowly. For high-traffic areas and kitchens, I
prefer a "satin" or "semi-gloss" paint as they seem to endure scrubbing and
cleaning better. Bathrooms are their own special case and require "bathroom"
paint. Bathrooms are not extensively covered in this project. Primers are very
helpful, to learn about them, click here for a
short discussion on primers. Trim is normally painted with a semi-gloss or
This Project article covers
painting an interior room with a roller. The picture at right shows you the
order in which to paint the room.
Painting baseboard molding with carpet protection