Hello! I get asked often how to spray a room for a professional finish. So as I was redoing my daughters rooms I made sure to take pictures! Let me first start by saying I will only spray a room that does not have carpet…why? It seems no matter how hard I try to tape everything off somehow I still get paint on the floor underneath. When you have a wood, or tile floor it is easy clean up…..carpet…..not so easy.
To spray a room you will need: (affiliate links)
- Latex Paint – I used Benjamin Moore White Dove for the Moldings and Halo for the Shiplap
- Paint Brush
- Masking Paper
- Paint Gun (my personal favorite)
- Paint Mask
The first think you want to do is tape off the floor. After the floor was taped off I painted my baseboards. I did paint them with a brush. I add floetrol to my paint to eliminate the look of brush marks. As you can see I was not worried about being careful to not get paint on the wall above as I am going to go back and paint all of that.
Once my baseboard were dry I added paper to the floor EVERYWHERE! there is a lot of overspray so anything you don’t want paint on MUST be covered.
After the floor had all the paper down I went back and taped off the moldings
I also tape the paper over the baseboards down to the floor so it does not fly up as I am spraying.
I also tape off my windows and outlets so they stay free of paint as well. I wanted the shelves to be the same color as the molding so I taped them off too.
Once everything is taped off and covered it is time for paint!
Since I used hardboard to create my faux shiplap (tutorial here) It has to be primed first.
This is my favorite paint sprayer. It is a Graco Truecoat (link here) It is great for little jobs and you don’t have to thin your paint!!
I applied 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of my latex paint. After I had sprayed everything I let it dry over night before I removed the paper. You may need to do touch ups with a paint brush. I would recommend doing that before you pull all your paper up! Once you have pulled up all your paper the room will be ready to move your furniture into!!
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