This post about painting walls is sponsored by Rust-Oleum®. The quickest and easiest way to refresh your space is by painting the walls. And it’s definitely a project you can do with a little time and patience. I’ll show you how to easily paint walls with this simple tutorial.
A DIY tutorial on how to paint walls. A quick and easy way to refresh any room – paint makes a huge impact!
I recently refreshed my girls’ bedroom for a more grown up look using Rust-Oleum® HOME Advanced wall paint and I am loving the results.
Rust-Oleum® HOME Advanced wall paint:
- great for interior surfaces (drywall, masonry, wood, etc)
- one gallon covers up to 400 sq. ft.
- available in 12 colors and 3 sheens
- dries to the touch in one hour, recoat after 4 hours
On the walls I used the French linen color in a flat finish and I am completely shocked by the amazing feel and look of the finish. Not surprisingly a majority of the walls in my home are painted in a matte finish which I love but it has a chalky feel, doesn’t clean well and leaves a residue whenever touched. However, this beautiful Rust-Oleum® HOME Advanced wall paint in the flat finish is simply divine.
- Goes on silky smooth
- Feels like soft butter
- Perfect cross between flat / matte and suede
- Cleans easily with soap and water
All 12 of the Rust-Oleum Home Advanced Paint colors are ready to use which means no waiting in line to have your paint mixed! Plus this paint includes primer so you have built-in hide and coverage all in one can.
The French linen color adds the perfect subtle warmth to the walls in this space and pairs so nicely with our antique wood floors.
And the contrast in the sheens between the flat walls and the semi-gloss trim makes my heart flutter!
Down below I’ll show you how to paint walls quickly and easily. Refreshing your space is worth the time and effort when you get results like this! My girls are loving their new wall color and I could not be more pleased with this paint.
- Rust-Oleum HOME Wall Paint in flat finish, color: French linen
- Rust-Oleum HOME Wall Paint in semi-gloss finish, color: white
- Wooster shortcut 2” angled brush
- 9” paint roller and roller cover
- plastic paint tray
- painters drop cloth
Instructions – How to Paint Walls:
Step 1: Prep. Remove everything from the walls and move all furniture into center of the room. Remove any hardware on the walls, spackle any holes and sand smooth. Vacuum any dusty areas and wipe with a damp cloth including the baseboards.
Step 2: Spread out a drop cloth on the floor to protect the flooring.
** Depending on the condition of your walls (new drywall, previously painted in a dark color, extreme texture, painted with a pattern, etc.) you may consider applying Zinsser BIN primer which will prepare the walls by blocking and sealing stains, dark colors, etc. providing an even, neutral, fresh base surface to apply your paint. **
As you can see the walls in my girls’ bedroom were a very pale pink so I had full confidence that two coats of Rust-Oleum® HOME advanced wall paint plus primer would have no trouble covering the pale pink.
Step 3: Open the can and stir the paint to be sure it is mixed thoroughly. Begin by cutting in along the edges, corners and at the ceiling. Use a short 2” angled brush with a generous amount of paint and carefully and confidently pull the brush along right where the trim meets the wall. If you’re feeling a little shaky then I recommend taping off the trim but with a little practice you won’t need the tape.
Step 4: Pour a generous amount of paint into your tray and wipe the can clean with your brush.
Step 5: Gently place the roller in the tray and roll back and forth to fill up the roller with paint. Then take the roller to the wall and working in a W pattern roll the paint onto the walls.
Repeat this process for a second coat then move on to the trim.
Step 6: Paint the trim using the short 2” brush and Rust-Oleum® HOME advanced wall paint in semi-gloss finish. Again if you are worried about getting paint on the flooring then apply a strip of painters tape before beginning.
Thanks for joining me for this painting walls project. Please leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow me on social media for sneak peeks, tools and project inspiration: