I spent all yesterday transforming my living room walls from blah beige to bright white. I’ve painted many a room in my day, and here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years:
- Prep work is important: dust all molding and tape everything.
- Fill all holes with speckle and let dry, sand.
- Flat paint works best on walls. Two coats of flat paint are even better.
- Tarp EVERYTHING. It’s as if uncovered floors just attract paint drops.
See the “after” after the jump:
I get a lot of questions about the print above my desk, its titled 0 Through 9 by Jasper Johns.