What Type of Paint Is Best?

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There are two types: oily paint (Xin known) and water-based paint. Now it is not necessary to use oil-based painting a room. Modern water-based options, faster drying speed, less odor, provide a lot of gloss and wipeability. As for the paint finish, you can not fail with matte or egg shell finish on the walls and trim the polished. Buy paint, we must adhere to the brand. Bargain paint can produce disappointing results.

How Much Paint Do I Need?

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The general rule is one gallon for every 350 square feet of surface area. All you have to do is measure walls roughly,  type the dimensions into the easy online paint calculator. This tool will also ask for measurements of windows, doors, and trim so it can come up with a more precise total. Whatever the number, buy an extra quart for touch-ups. A new batch mixed later might not match.

Should I Use Primer?

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No need for primer unless (1) you’re painting a light color over a dark one, (2) the walls are badly stained, or (3) the walls are marked up with spackle from patching. In these situations, a primer will help create a consistent, neutral surface that your paint will adhere to evenly. Instead of using a separate product, though, you might want to go with the Benjamin Moore Aura line of paints  , which work like all-in-one paint-and-primers and are available in all Benjamin Moore colors.

What’s the Order of Operations?

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1. Clean baseboards and dusty ceiling corners.
2. Apply painter’s tape.
3. Put down drop cloths.
4. “Cut” corners.
5. Paint the room top to bottom: ceiling, then walls, then trim.

What About the Ceiling?

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Most experts recommend Benjamin Moore roof coatings, which are “low-splash” (because it is thicker than standard paint) and super-flat, so hide the error (shiny paint shows defects). The entire range of Benjamin Moore colors are available. Follow the same basic techniques used for walls: roll away from where you stand and then twist back to yourself, in small work, overlapping sections. But do not try to draw directly in your department too hard to see what you are doing.