Painting your child's bedroom can improve the look, help to create a more kid-friendly space and maybe make things a little more fun. What paint do you use in a kids' bedroom? What colors will work best? How do you get the task done without getting frustrated and quit? Here, you'll find a few tips that will help you get through the project without losing your mind.
Choose the Color
Picking the color may actually be as hard as the physical elements of the project. Do you want a vibrant color that encourages creativity, or do you want a soothing color that promotes rest and calm?
Often, it's best to stick with a neutral color on the walls and use accents throughout the space to bring in the color, but that's not always the case. The one thing to remember as you choose the color of paint is that the darker the color, the smaller the room will feel and it will be harder to coat evenly and even more difficult to cover up.
If the room is small, opt for lighter shades. If the room is large, you can use darker colors, but it's probably best to restrict the use of dark shades to an accent wall or only a portion of the wall.
Choose the Type of Paint
Your kid's room will need to be cleaned more often than most rooms in the house, so the paint that's on the walls needs to be easy to clean. Because of this, it's best to steer clear of the flat paints. The best type of paint for your kid's room would be latex paint with a satin, eggshell or semi-gloss finish.
If there are several blemishes on the wall, opt for the satin finish — it has minimal sheen so the blemishes won't show up as badly, but it will still wipe clean fairly easily.
Applying the Paint
Before you begin painting, there are a few things to do:
Wipe down every surface on the walls, as well as at least a foot or two of ceiling and floor around the edges. This will help to prevent cobwebs and dust bunnies from getting stuck in the paint.
Take the time to tape off trim.
Between coats of paint, don't waste your time cleaning the brushes and rollers – instead, wrap them with plastic wrap, put them in a small container or box and store them in the refrigerator. Then, when you're ready for the next coat, you just have to remove the plastic and get painting.
Talk with your local residential painting contractor like those at Braendel Painting for help completing this project for the easiest solution to painting your home.