Kid's room ideas
First, choose your favourite colour options with your kids and have them made up into sample pots. Then, trial the colours on the walls to find out which one they like best.
Do this with as many different colours as you like and make sure you look at them during different times of the day. When you have all agreed which colour is the winner, you are ready to get started and it is now time to measure up the room and head to the store.
- If painting over dark coloured walls, paint with a prep coat first.
- Use a 50mm synthetic wall brush.
- Pick an area on the wall that has natural light during the day.
- Paint a 50 x 50cm square with your sample pot.
- Allow to dry.
- Paint a second coat.
What you will need
Now it's time to head to the store to pick up everything you need.
Time to paint
You're ready to paint. Follow these steps to get the best result.
- First step is to follow the preparation steps in the prep guide.
- Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
- Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
- Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source and move away. Then continue over the samesection until the wall is evenly covered.
- Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new brush strokes from forming. Repeat this action, only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.
- Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
- Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
- Lastly, stand back and admire your handy work. Well done!