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Purchase your decorating essentials
If you are new to the decorating game and you don’t know where to start when it comes to decorating your own home study, follow this advice and you’ll be painting like a pro. Preparation is key – get it right and the job is half done! Now that you have decided on the colour, make a shopping list of all your decorating essentials. As well as a paint brush for painting the edges of your walls, you’ll need a roller with a tray to fill in the large canvas in between. A primer is recommended, along with a sponge and masking tape to create a professional finish. You’ll need a sheet to protect your floor and furniture – old bed sheets work well here – along with Polyfilla to fill any holes left by hooks and nails.
Prepare and paint
Remove as much furniture as you can and cover what remains with a protective sheet. Fill any holes in the wall with a small amount of filler on the edge of a scraper. Then get rid of any excess by holding the scraper against the wall at an angle. Once the filler is dry, wash your walls with a damp sponge and some sugar soap. You are now ready to paint and see your home study come to life in a matter of hours.
Start by painting the edges with your brush, and then grab your roller to fill in the rest. Give the whole wall a single coat by making diagonal V motions. You’ll have plenty of time to rest while your first coat dries before you repeat the process after about five to six hours. Remember to leave the second coat of paint to dry before you hang any wall art or move the furniture back in for the finishing touches.
Add the accessories