Some advice and steps to paint your house by yourself

Have you ever thought to paint your house by yourself?

We will provide you with essential information to help and make it easy.

Painting needs effort but it is not impossible if you follow some advice. The result is worth your effort.

When can I paint my house?

Spring is the ideal season to change your house’s colors.

What should I do before painting?

Take your time to prepare your house. First, move the furniture to the center. Put old sheets or rags under the legs of sofas, chairs, tables and other furniture. In this way, it will be possible to move them without difficulty and without scratching the floor.

Secondly, cover everything. for example, cover the furniture and the floor with plastic sheets. Also, You can use canvas drop cloths.

Likewise, cover the ceiling light with the big plastic bag and set up a work light.

And, protect switches with tape. In addition, vacuum the dust and clean the walls.

What should I buy?

Buy good materials. And, choose high- quality rollers and brushes that do not lose hairs. So, this will give you a much better result. In addition, buy the most expensive paint. It will give you the best coverage and you will be able to wash the wall without taking the paint with it.

You will need:

Comfortable clothes for work.

Gloves and mask.

Damp rag.

Adhesive paper tape.

Sheets of cardboard, you can also use old tablecloths and old sheets.


putty knife.



Paint rollers.

Good quality brushes.

High-quality paint.

Some steps before painting:

First, you should repair the walls from holes or cracks. For instance, use spackling for the small holes. And use Joint compound for the big holes.

Spread the spackling and the joint with a putty knife.  Let it dry and then smooth the wall using sandpaper. After that, clean the wall with the damp rag.

Secondly, measure all the walls you want to paint to check the best amount of paint to buy.

For example:

The height and the width of the walls.

The length and the width of the floor that corresponds to the ceiling.

Buy a small amount of paint to test the color on the wall. if you like the color you can buy the rest of the quantity.

Start painting:

Start painting from difficult points to take advantage of the hours with the best light. Also at the beginning of work, you will be more focused and precise.

Start from the corners between walls and between walls and ceiling with a brush.

When you have to kneel down or sit to paint the baseboards or the lower parts of the walls.

Put cushions under your knees. They are useful for not letting the cold penetrate into the knees.

Working in a clean environment gives mental serenity. So, This is important when dealing with an intense day of painting.

Dip the brush in the bucket.  And remove the excess paint by cleaning it on the edge of the bucket. if you use a roller you can clean it by rolling it on the special iron gratin.

In addition, too much paint is difficult to spread as well as increase the risk of leaking.

So, keep the handle of the brush and the roller clean during painting.

Keep a damp rag handy to clean the paint drops that can fall on the floor. to avoid footprints on the floor.

You can keep the rollers and the brushes in plastic bags, during the rest time.

After finishing the paint wash the tools and let them dry well. You can keep them for using another time.

Finally, enjoy the result.