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DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

I am looking forward to prepare my year old toodlers room by adding some colors to the walls this christmas holidays. I am excited at the same time nervous as I have no experience with wall paint.

Hiring a pro from XPAINT is not a costly affair but just excited to prepare his room myself if it is not a big fuss.

I have done some homework by visiting Jumbo & Migros Do-It stores to seek their advise and this is what they have advised I would need:

Wall Paint
Roller Brush for textured wall
Roller Stick
Regular Brush for edges and corners
Tape to cover the ceiling/floor edges
Plastic sheet covering for floor

that is pretty much what I would need as suggeested.
  • is it really that easy as it sounds? what was your experience?
  • how many coats would I need? i am going for soft/pastel colors
  • any additional tips?
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

Painting is really easy in my opinion. It is usually the preparation that is taking the longest and is quite annoying to do.

How many coats you will need depends on the type and quality of paint. Usually there is a guidance on the paint buckets. So measure the square meters you need to cover and calculate how much you will need for one coat. There are types of paint that promise a "one coat finish" but that depens largely on the material the wall is made of. I would definetely recommend a good primer paint (white) and then you apply the finishing colours (one or two coats)


You will also need a plastic type of recipient in which you distribute your paint and which allows you to apply the paint to the rollers. I just can't think of the word in English.

Have fun!
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

Hi there,


I have found the following website a great help:

\\http://www.paintquality.com/


It has comprehensive advice on most paint related questions. Happy painting.
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

don't forget if you're renting, you'll have to set the colour back to default when you leave.

And you can usually screw off the skirting boards to make it easier.
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

And don't forget to buy something to remove paint incase you make a mistake with a spill (I always managed to get paint somewhere it should not be!). We used to buy turps back home to remove unwanted paint but not sure what you get here.

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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

For paint removal you can use this:

http://www.doitgarden.ch/fr/b-timent...p.661444800000
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And don't forget to buy something to remove paint incase you make a mistake with a spill (I always managed to get paint somewhere it should not be!). We used to buy turps back home to remove unwanted paint but not sure what you get here.

Good luck and have fun!
That`s Turpentine, available here - but only needed if you`re using an oil based paint.

Oil based (enamel) not good for a bedroom as it has a strong after smell that takes lots of time to disperse ..... eventually. And has a long drying time.

For normal wall painting one would use a PVC (Acrylic) paint - water soluble - quick drying, and you can do two coats almost immediately, and much easier to clean off roller/brushes/hands/drops/paint roller tray.

A note - keep a damp cloth with you while painting to immediately wipe away any drops/smudges.
Later when final cleaning up use HOT water to wash brushes/rollers etc - paint just peels off.

Now you have to decide whether you want a "matt" or "gloss" finish?

Buy a good quality paint brush (for corners and edges), it`s thicker and holds more paint, and doesnt lose hairs that stick to the painted wall.

Unscrew the light switch covers before painting - don`t try to paint around them - it just ends up looking messy.
And DO use masking tape so you don`t end up with coloured paint on the ceiling, and skirting boards.

Have fun!
Beats me why people actually hire "professional painters" here to paint walls - they charge a fortune!
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

thank you all for your valuable inputs. already feel backed up and more enthusiastic.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas! enjoy your holidays!
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don't forget if you're renting, you'll have to set the colour back to default when you leave.

And you can usually screw off the skirting boards to make it easier.
Not necessarily if new tennant/landlord accepts new colour or if it has been a certain time (10 years) since last painting
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

Choose water-based paint - much less lingering smell, than oil-based. More healthy for a nipper.

Bauhaus provide relatively knowledgeable staff on the paint dept. if you can parlez le lingo (at least at Niederwangen).
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how to clean pencil marks on the painted wall

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My daughter has written with pencil on the wall. How to clean the wall. Do I need to repaint the wall or some chemical solution can remove pencil marks on the wall. Please help me.
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My daughter has written with pencil on the wall. How to clean the wall. Do I need to repaint the wall or some chemical solution can remove pencil marks on the wall. Please help me.
Eraser or try a solution of Dihydrogen monoxide on a towel (make sure to wear suitable protection).
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

I use a normal pencil eraser to get rid of pencil marks from walls :-)
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

Hi,

Thanks for the information.Eraser is a good way to remove the marks but if it is written with coloured pencil then eraser will help or not.??
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

It should still work, alternatively make a paste with baking soda and smear on the pencil mark. Let it dry and then take it off (whilst rubbing gently)with water and a soft cloth.
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Re: DIY Wall Paint for baby's room - seeking advise

If the wall is textured wall paper you need to be careful about what you put on it and how hard you rub. The rieben Putz plaster type finish is much more robust.
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