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Tips for painting small spaces

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Painting a large room may be overwhelming and intimidating, but painting a small room also presents challenges. Corners, crevices, angles, and of course the constant threat of brushing up against wet paint on your backside when you bend over to dip your paint brush! Well, if you’re looking for advice on painting small spaces, you’ve come to the right place!

Best paintbrush for painting small spaces
When painting a small room you’ll want to make sure to invest in a good paint brush. Look for a 2 inch angled paint brush. And be sure to clean it up with water – avoid using soap as it can leave a film on the brush.

If you’re painting a bathroom and need to get behind fixed objects like a toilet, try using a “long john” roller. It has a long-handle with a slim roller to help you paint those hard-to-reach places.

Prepping your room for painting
Tape, tape, tape! Prep is key for painting in smaller areas. Do not cut corners with prep, clean all the walls, clear the space, lay down drop cloth and take all your edges. It takes more time up front, but will actually save you time in the long-run.

Best paint colors for small spaces
There are many schools of thought when it comes to the best paint colors for small spaces. Some say cooler, neutral colors will make a small room appear larger because the light value of these colors are better at absorbing light. But warm colors can also work in small rooms. Painting vertical stripes on the walls is one trick to making a small room appear taller. But how big or small a room feels depends largely upon how much “stuff” you have in it, including your furniture, art, rugs, accessories, etc…

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