How to Paint a House Interior

Painting the interior of your home may feel like a daunting project.

With a clear vision in mind, a little planning and this step-by-step guide; we’ll help you get the job done right the first time, and not again for a long time. Our tips and tricks will help leave you and your guests with a lasting first impression every time.

Estimated Time

More than a week
It may take a couple of weeks to paint your entire home but this will be dependent on the size of your home.


Here's what you're going to need:

  • Paint*
  • Drop Cloths
  • Painting masking tape
  • Angled paint brush
  • Step ladder
  • Roller frame (roller width of 230 mm or 270 mm)
  • Nap (fabric) for the roller (Size is dependent on your wall structure)
  • Roller pole
  • Paint Tray (matching frame width)
  • Damp rag or sponge
  • Bucket of water
*We estimate you’ll need 4L of paint to cover a standard sized room. We recommend products from the Taubmans Endure Range.


  1. Begin by determining the colour scheme that will be used. Remember to consider colours you’ve selected for surrounding rooms and spaces before determining the colour palette for walls, doors, trims and ceilings.
  2. Use our paint calculator to help determine the quantity of each type of paint you'll need. As a guide, most interior paints 4m2/L.
  3. Open any windows in the room to improve ventilation and drying time.
  4. You may choose to tackle your project by painting one room at a time or by type of paint. Either way, be sure to prepare all walls before painting.
  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 top down.
  8. Start with painting the ceilings.
  9. Move onto painting the walls next
  10. Once these are completely dry, paint the doors, trims and window frames.
  11. Allow adequate drying time for all surfaces between coats.
  12. It’s time for the fun part to begin! Add your furnishings, unleash your creative flair & enjoy your new space!