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Brighten up a room with these painting and wallpaper tips.
You Will Need
- Latex or oil-based primer
- Paint sample
- Tinted primer (optional) (optional) (optional)
- Paint sprayer (optional) (optional) (optional)
Decide if your walls need priming
Assess your walls. Patched, sanded, stained, bare wood, and darker-color painted need priming. Primer also works well if you are applying latex paint over an oil-based coat. Pain
Choose between latex and oil-based primer. Latex primer is an inexpensive, all-purpose choice. Choose an oil-based primer if you have a dark stain and are opting for lighter paint color.
Bring your paint-color sample when purchasing primer. Primers are white, but tinted ones are available to match your top coat.
Lay down the dropcloths, and apply the primer with a brush, a roller, or paint sprayer.
Let primer dry
Let the primer dry for 24 hours. Dry time will depend on the type of primer used, if the walls are porous or sealed, and if the room is hot or humid.
Follow up with a great paint job.