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Get Everything Prepped in Advance

Don't forget the small things, like 4-inch or 6-inch rollers, drop cloths, sanding blocks, spackle, and any brushes you may need.

Take Advantage of Disposable Items.

Disposable drop cloths and plastic pan liners were my best friends on nights when painting wasn't finished until nearly 11 pm. And wearing plastic gloves while cleaning brushes and rollers meant that I spent less time scrubbing paint off my hands afterward.

Don't Bother Taping.

Every professional we've ever hired has relied on careful hand instead of painter's tape. Over the years, the husband and I have found that taping the room is generally more work than necessary.

Move the Furniture Just Far Enough.

When you're doing it all yourself, moving everything out of the room, or even all the way to the center of the room takes too much extra time. Instead, use furniture moving pads to push dressers and heavy items 2 to 3 feet away from walls.

Work Barefoot.

Drips and spills are inevitable. If you paint without socks or shoes, you will feel wet spots on your feet before you can track them throughout the rest of the room or the house. Yes, we've learned this the hard way.

Keep a Roll of Paper Towels and a Cup of Water Handy

Speaking of drips, spatter and spills, you never know when you'll need to quickly clean something up. I can't tell you how many times I used a damp paper towel to wipe drips and spatter off of my surroundings.

Take Your Time.

Break up your paint job into manageable steps that can be completed in the time you have available. Being limited to nap and nighttime, I focused on painting only one coat at a time, and only one wall at a time.

So, that's a whole room and a dresser. I told you I'm already sick of painting.

HERE'S A RECAP OF OUR TO-DO LIST:

Paint Room

Install new closet wall (halfway done!)

Paint trim

New bed & linens

Make curtains & update curtain hardware

Install accent wall

Paint closet

Install shoe shelves in closet

Install pocket mirror

Make or purchase covers for chairs

Frame accent above bed

Find or make nightstands

Figure out space for laundry

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