If you’re going to be painting a room in your house soon, you might be dreading how stressful this can be on you mentally and on your body. Especially if you’re hoping to get things done quickly, it can be disheartening to see just how long painting a room can take from start to finish. But luckily, there are some things you can do to help make this process go a bit more smoothly for you if you choose not to hire professional painters.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tricks to make painting a room less tedious.
Use Bigger Paint Rollers
To get the majority of the paint onto your walls as efficiently as possible, you’re going to want to use bigger paint rollers than you may have used in the past.
If you use a smaller paint brush or a smaller paint roller, you’re going to have to do way more work than if you just had a larger paint roller to work with. So even if you already have these smaller tools at home, it’s going to be well worth your time to head to the hardware store and buy a larger paint roller so that you can cover more ground by doing less work. Keep in mind, however, that larger paint rollers will hold more paint, making them heavier to work with. As a result, you might tire more quickly using these rollers. But if you can get the job done faster, this might not matter.
Work With More Paint And A Bigger Paint Bucket
Once you’re able to get working on painting, things can move along at a pretty good clip. But if you have to stop and refill your paint tray or paint bucket with more paint, this can really be disruptive to the painting process.
With this in mind, it’s a good idea to get all of your paint ready at the beginning of the process and keep a larger bucket of paint that you can continually pour paint from. This way, you won’t have to open, stir, and otherwise prepare paint while you’re trying to get the actual painting done.
Use Smaller Strips Of Tape
Before you actually get to painting, you’ll want to completely prep the room so that you don’t have to start and stop painting along the way.
One thing that you can do to make this prep easier is to use smaller strips of tape when you’re taping around the areas that you’ll be painting. If you use longer strips of tape, it can be much harder to get a straight line, which can result in you having to make fixes along the way. So to cut down on this time waster, just use about six-inch increments of tape when taping along your workspace.
If you want to feel less stress when painting a room, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you avoid some of the tedium.