Can’t wait to dive into your decorating project, but you don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered.
You’ve chosen a colour scheme for the walls, compiled all the right tools and you’re ready to dip your brush in. The only problem is, where on earth do you start? There’s no need to panic or rush to call a professional. Just remember how much money you’re saving by doing it yourself! Instead, simply breeze through the process with our ultimate guide to decorating. Wall painting in the right order ensures you avoid any headaches along the way. Best of all, it’s so much easier than you think.
It always pays to aim high, so look to the ceiling to start your decorating project and work your way down. This way, you’ll avoid those pesky drips landing onto freshly painted areas. To make it ultra-easy, try a paint such as Dulux Magic White Matt emulsion which fades from pink to white in under one hour, ensuring you don’t miss a spot. First up, clean the ceiling, fill in any holes or cracks and sand it down. Then, mask your fixtures to protect them and get ready to dip your brush into that lovely fresh ceiling paint.
It’s best to paint around your fixtures first, before tracing around the ceiling line, otherwise known as 'cutting in'. When you’re ready to move onto the larger area, consider using a roller pole so you don’t have to spend so much time on a step ladder or stretching your body into awkward positions. Place your roller in a corner by a window and branch in from there. Once it’s dry you can repeat the process with a second coat, remove the tape and step back to admire your new ceiling. For more detail, follow our step-by-step video guide.