Ten tricks to paint walls like a pro

Whether it’s your first time painting a wall or the tenth, these tips and tricks will help you get the finished look perfect.

Choose the right paint

Take your time to find the type of paint and the kind of gloss right for your project, apart from studying brands to find one of good quality. The quality and the type of paint is as important as the color to achieve a good result.

Are you confused with how many paintings there are? It is important to choose the correct one according to the surface.

Choose quality brushes and rollers

If you need new brushes or rollers, choose some good quality. Ask at the paint shop which are the most recommended products. Good brushes and rollers will cover the surface better, so you save paint, apart from achieving a better finish. Although you may spend more, you will have tools that you can use for several years.

Do not paint on hot or humid days

Of course, unless you have no problem waiting for days to dry the paint. Also remember to open the windows, not only to dry the surface quickly, but to ventilate the strong odors. Use low VOC paint if you want an option with less chemicals and odors. If you do not know this type of painting, I recommend learning more, as it is a better option for your health.


Good lighting will help you to see parts that are not well covered paint and other errors, in addition you can better appreciate the color you chose. Open the windows and paint at the time of day that is brighter. Use artificial light when necessary.

Certain decorating tricks can help you to use sunlight to the maximum, either while you are painting, or in your everyday life, you the story in Tips to take advantage of natural light to decorate.

Clean walls

If the walls are clean, the paint will adhere better. Use a mixture of warm water and dishwashing soap. With a sponge, clean all the walls from top to bottom. Allow the surface to dry completely before starting to paint.

After painting it is also important to keep the surface clean, so that the color lasts longer and is better appreciated. I’ll tell you how to care in How to clean walls and keep them in the best condition.

Remove everything

Move the furniture is common sense, but also remember to remove the light covers and door handles. If there are nails on the walls, remove them as well. Use plaster putty to cover the holes, sand and clean the dust.

Use painter’s tape

Do not be proud, even if you think you do not need it, you’ll get a better job with it. Another advantage is that you can paint faster, without worrying so much about the details. Cover the switches you cannot remove, the edge of the floor and the roof, if you do not plan to paint.

Use the painter’s tape in your favor, for example, you can paint a striped accent wall. I’ll tell you how to do it in as painting a wall striped step.

Paint from top to bottom

And this includes the roof. Paint it first, then the top of the wall. If possible, try painting from top to bottom without stopping in the middle. In this way drops will not fall on parts that have already been painted.

Do not you know if to paint the roof or not? I tell some benefits to keep the same color, and paint it in a different Does it have to be the ceiling the same color as the walls?

Do not use too much paint

Each layer should be thin. Do not use more paint just to finish quickly, since it will dry slowly, and you will have a result with bubbles. Use little paint, let it dry, and if necessary paint more layers. You will not regret taking your time.

Allow to dry completely

Whether you need to paint more layers or finish the job, you need to let the paint dry completely. If this does not dry well before another layer, the surface will not look good at all when adding more. Allow the paint to cure for at least 24 hours before reusing the environment when you have finished, to prevent any marks from being made.