Transform a dark hallway with a selection of light and fresh Resene colours.
Room for improvement with Mark Rayner - Project 01
Difficulty level: Easy
|Ceiling:||Previously painted with waterborne ceiling paint|
|Woodwork:||Previously painted with waterborne semi-gloss paint|
|Walls:||Previously painted with waterborne low sheen paint|
You will need: Bucket with warm water, clean cloths, dropcloth, paintbrushes, paint roller and tray, paint stirrer, Resene Ceiling Paint white (you could also use Resene SpaceCote Flat), Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster, Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Soft Mint (you could also use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen or Resene Zylone Sheen for a low sheen finish), rubber gloves, sandpaper, screwdriver.
Handy hints: When using a combination of light and dark colours on walls always paint the lightest colour first as it’s easier to cut in with a dark colour over a lighter.
When painting it’s usually best to start from the top and work your way down – paint the ceiling first then the walls. If any drips from your ceiling painting end up on your walls they won’t ruin your new paintwork.
Top tip: Use an angled brush for cutting in – this will save time and create a neater edge.
To get the look: Mark previously varnished the floor with Resene Polythane clear polyurethane.
Other ideas: For a more sumptuous look consider using a bolder colour as a feature wall.