SW - Art DIR IntPaintOrder

It may seem obvious, but it's important to paint a room in the right order. Even the best painters using the best paints have drips, splatter and occasional spills. Make sure you try to follow the painting order below.
 

1.  Ceilings

  • Paint a 2-inch wide strip on the ceiling where it meets the wall.
     
  • Using a roller with an extension pole, start in a corner and work across the short side to maintain a wet edge.
     

2.  Walls

  • Paint a 2-inch strip along ceiling, floor and woodwork with a brush.
     
  • Use a roller, coming as close to the edges as possible to create a clean, uniform appearance.
     

3.  Woodwork

  • Paint all trim around doors, windows, ceilings and floor.
     

4.  Floor

  • Start in a corner diagonally opposite the room exit.
     
  • Paint a 2-inch wide strip on the floor where it meets the wall or trim.
     
  • Using a roller with an extension pole or a wide brush, start in a corner and work across the short side to maintain a wet edge.
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See Also

Choosing a Brush

Learn how to select the right brush for your project.

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Choosing a Roller

Tips on choosing the appropriate roller for your project.

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