How to Paint a Bedroom

Bedrooms are a very personal space so this space should reflect your personality and give you the freedom to unleash your creative flair.

The walls are your canvas and the paint colour selected will define the mood for the room. Furnish with pieces that complement the colour choice you’ve made and reflect the look you want to achieve.

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Estimated Time

Allow a weekend to paint the entire bedroom

Materials

Here's what you're going to need:

  • Paint for the entire space.* 
  • Drop Cloths
  • Painting masking tape
  • Angled paint brush
  • Step ladder
  • Roller frame 230 mm or 270 mm width
  • 9-12mm roller cover to match frame width
  • Roller pole
  • Paint Tray (matching frame width)
*This includes interior wall, ceiling, door and trim paint. Try Taubmans Easy Coat or Taubmans Endure for best results.

Steps

  1. Begin by determining the colour scheme for your room. Review our colour charts at your local paint or hardware store and visit our website for more colour inspiration. Remember to consider colours you’ve selected for surrounding rooms and spaces before determining the colour palette for walls, doors, trims and ceilings.
  2. The paint calculator, available on our website, will help you determine the quantity of paint required for the room you will be painting.
  3. Open any windows in the room to improve ventilation and drying time.
  4. For professional results, it’s best to prepare the room for painting. Watch the How To Prepare A Wall video for more tips.
  5. Place drop cloths on floors and on any furnishings that can’t be removed from the room.
  6. Apply painter’s masking tape to fittings and any trim edges which may be fiddly and difficult to paint around.
  7. When painting any room, we always recommend painting from the top, down.
  8. Start with the ceilings. Watch the How To Prepare A Ceiling video to guide you.
  9. Move onto painting the walls next. You can find lots of tips on the How To Paint A Wall video.
  10. Once these are completely dry, paint the doors, trims and window frames. There’s a video on How To Paint A Door to talk you through this too.
  11. Now it’s time to have fun styling your newly painted room. Go for it. Bring your vision to life!

 

Pro Tips

  • If you’re painting a statement or feature wall, use painter’s masking tape around all edges of the wall to create neat clean lines.
  • For brush painting, pour paint into hand held pots to make the painting easier, particularly around trims and hard to reach areas.
  • We recommend safely using a step ladder or an extendable roller pole when painting higher walls.
  • A standard sized wall is approximately 4m2.