New paint in the bedroom or on the kitchen doors can give a fresh impression and give new life to space. But painting indoors can be a bit tricky. That is why we have collected our best tips on how to paint indoors.


1. Brush off the wall

Before you start painting, a lot of preliminary work is required - don't skip this! The more preliminary work you do, the easier the painting will be, and it will also lead to the best results.

So start by brushing off the walls of the room to be painted. You can probably vacuum the walls or sweep them with a soft brush.


2.Clean away stains

If it is a white wall that has not had a painting in a long time, there are likely some stains here and there. If this is the case, it is good to also wash the walls with a paint wash. You can use a microfiber cloth for this. Then rinse well and allow to dry.


3. Punch over holes

If necessary, you can also fill in small holes and bumps on the wall to be painted. Let it dry properly. Then you can grind down the stained areas and wipe off the dust.


4. Choose color at the right time of day

Having trouble deciding on color? Our best tip is to buy a pair of sample cans and paint a few different shades of your chosen color next to each other on the wall. Then let them dry and see how the different colors look in the room depending on the time of day.


5. Protect floors and furniture

Make sure to protect floors, moldings, and furniture from paint splashes by putting cover paper and tape around moldings, electrical outlets, and other things that should not be painted. Attach the paper carefully so that it does not slip around when you are working.


6. Cover for moldings, sockets and handles properly

Use masking tape to cover windows, moldings, and sockets. You can also unscrew the covers on the electrical outlets with a standard screwdriver (NOTE. Remember to turn off the electricity before doing so). To cover handles and pipes, you can use freezer bags and garbage bags.

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7. Use the right roles

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To get the best results in the painting, it is important to use the right roles. Are you going to paint a ceiling? Then choose a roller with a pile that gives a rougher surface. However, a roller with shorter piles is suitable for painting, for example. furniture as it gives a smoother surface.

Also, be sure to choose the width of your roles. The right size makes the painting more efficient and less strenuous for you. If you are not sure which roles are best, you can always ask in the store where you buy the color.


8. Begin painting edges

Start by painting edges, moldings, and corners with an angular brush. Then iron it out with a small roller. When you reach an electrical outlet or switch, carefully paint around it. Be sure to paint one wall at a time in a room so that the paint does not have time to dry. If the paint should dry, the result can be streaky and ugly.


9. Paint with roles

After you have painted around all the corners and edges, it is time to develop the usual roller and start filling in the unpainted areas.

When painting with a roller, it is important to dip it in as much color as possible without drips. You should not be able to see the roll of fluff, but it should be completely covered in color. Begin painting by dragging the roller from top to bottom, and no more than two roller widths at a time for best results.


10. Release the color smell

Do you want to skip the harsh color smell? A little extra tip is to drop a few drops of flavor oil in the color so it smells of vanilla, lemon, or freshly washed sheets instead of chemicals.


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