Matamata Chronicle - - Building -

If you’re paint­ing a whole room, move all the fur­ni­ture out if pos­si­ble. Pro­tect the floor with a drop sheet. Mix the paint thor­oughly. Use a paint stir­rer and stir from the bot­tom up­wards un­til the colour is even.

Start with the ceil­ing, cut­ting in the edges (leav­ing a fine edge) around the sco­tia (the mould­ings which cover the line where the wall and ceil­ing join) with a brush. Fill in the main area with a roller, work­ing from the dark­est cor­ner of the room to­wards the light.

Work in nar­row strips so you can clearly see where you have stopped and started. Paint around ceil­ing light fit­tings, then com­plete the rest of that band.

Next, the walls. Start in the cor­ner, cut­ting into wall edges, win­dow and door frames.

Fill the main ar­eas us­ing a roller, work­ing along the wall evenly in an up and down mo­tion.

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