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How to Paint a Room in Four Easy Steps

Here are a few tips to paint your room with FrogTape® Painter's Tape.

Entryway hallway with a black door at the end. The walls are white with white wainscotting and art on the walls. There is a small bench on the right near the door

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  • Patch Holes, arrows pointing to two holes in drywall

    Patch Holes

    Don’t skip this step. Pretty please. It makes such a difference in your painted room. Many times when you paint a room you’ll have previous nail holes and nicks and dents. Using spackle, patch holes. Let it dry and then sand until you have a smooth surface. Spackle products differ, so you will want to make sure to follow manufacturer’s directions.

  • Remove plate covers, arrow pointing at a light switch on a wall without the cover

    Remove plate covers

    You will want to remove existing plate covers so they don’t accidentally get paint on them. Quick tip: place the tiny screws for the covers back into the holes so you don’t lose them. Remove any cobwebs or scuff marks on the existing paint.

  • Tape off room, Green FrogTape Multi-Surface Painter's Tape taped on the trim near the middle of a wall between the wall and wainscotting.

    Tape off room

    Using FrogTape®, tape all borders of the room where the paint connects with molding, architectural details, ceilings or floors.

    Application tip

    To ensure a smooth line, press tape down firmly to secure.

  • Paint and Primer in one, Green FrogTape Multi-Surface Painter's Tape taped on trim between a wall and wainscotting

    Paint and Primer in one

    You can skip a step if you purchase paint with a primer. Most home improvement stores sell this particular type of paint. Using a brush, dip brush approximately 1/3 of the way into the paint and brush around the edges. Then fill in the remainder of the wall with a roller. Quick tip: using an extension for your roller can make it easier to reach the top of the wall. Let first coat dry. Apply a second coat of paint as needed.

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