How To Paint An Interior Wall The Best Way Step By Step With Tips

This Is How Decades Of Experience Has Taught Us To Paint Our Client’s Houses In Ann Arbor
How to paint an interior wall like this man is

Painting an interior wall involves prepping your space, getting the tools you need, then priming, and finally painting your interior wall.

Watch the video below for the full how-to-

Can We Do It Ourselves?

“Learning how to paint an interior wall can’t be that hard. College kids do it!” exclaims Sarah.

“You’re right. If they can do it then us full-grown adults can!” agrees Jason. Sarah starts laughing. “I was kidding, Jason. College kids don’t really do a great job most of the time. They also have the time and energy to learn how to paint a house. We don’t.”

Jason chuckles. “Yeah, you’re right. Still, it could be fun to try it on our own. It’d be a nice home improvement activity we can do together. Maybe even have a paint fight.”

Sarah frowns. “Paint fight? In this house?! Yeah, right. Let’s stick to actual wall painting. I’m going to look up an interior wall painting process on Google. Let’s see what we can find.”

Here is the video and the steps the couple finds:

How To Paint An Interior Wall

  1. Put down drop cloths
  2. Prepare the interior wall for painting
  3. Prime any patches
  4. Paint a border along the edge of the wall you’re painting and around outlets
  5. Dip the roller in paint and get rid of any excess
  6. Start on the left side of the wall close to the border
  7. Start at waist level and roll upward
  8. Slowly work towards the left
  9. Move about a roller and a half away from the border and paint in the same way until you paint the whole wall
  10. Use 2 coats

There are several steps to preparing a wall for painting. You could be removing nails, taking off outlet covers, patching, and more.

Priming patches is important for how to paint an interior wall. If you don’t it won’t turn out looking good. You’ll get flashing, which kind of looks like dry spots on your wall. This happens when the paint flash dries over the patches, creating an uneven look.

Tools And Materials We Use

5-in-1 tool used for scraping peeling paint and more
  • Dropcloth
  • Wall patching sand
  • Bucket
  • Paint scraper
  • Roller board
  • 5-in-1 tool
  • Vacuum
  • Screwdriver
  • Paint thinner
  • Cloths
  • Painter’s tape
  • Sandpaper
  • A quality brush
  • 4-inch roller
  • Painter pole
  • 9-inch roller
  • Microfiber roller nap

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“Well, it does seem like a lot, but it could be a fun little project,” agrees Sarah. Jason smiles. “Let’s do it then! While we’re here, let’s see what else we need to know about painting a wall.”