Wall painting is a pretty
straightforward exercise. As long as you are careful not to slop paint around
and mask off all areas you do not want painted, it goes pretty fast. One tip,
while shopping make sure you pick up an extension pole for the paint roller. It
will save you from hauling around a ladder.
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.
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.
Painting the wall