10 Original Ways to Paint your Home

These top tips from the experts at Behr and Benjamin Moore will make your next paint job a smashing success.

Wait for dry weather.

Humidity means drips and slow drying, so avoid painting on a rainy day. If you must paint when it’s humid, take your time — and take advantage of slow-drying paint to correct your errors before moving on to the next coat. But don’t overwork, or it will show when you’re finished.

Do a thorough visual inspection and prep.

Any cracked, flaking, or peeling areas need to be lightly sanded or scraped (and then thoroughly rinsed) before applying new primer and paint, because the weight of the new coat will pull the old paint loose. “You’ll just end up wasting your time and money if you don’t tackle that first,” says Tom Lee, Senior VP of Consumer Marketing for Behr. Greasy spots may also need a bit of washing with soap, followed by a rinse with clean water. Otherwise, give the walls a quick wipe-down with a damp cloth so that paint will have a clean, dust-free surface to stick to.

Rolling Yellow Paint on a Beige Wall

Buy high-quality brushes, roller covers, and painter’s tape.

If you’re splurging on great paint, you definitely don’t want to pinch pennies on the application. Good brushes and roller covers give excellent coverage so that you don’t waste time and paint on re-application, and high-end painter’s tape is the real deal when it comes to sealing out drips and blurs. 

1. Paint the baseboards or the stairs (or both)

Grafic black & grey baseboards
with a yellow touch to energize the whole




2. Paint Geometric Figures



DIY tutorial on VintageRevivals’ blog


3. Paint the doors






4. Paint one or two bands on the wall






5. Paint just one wall or a block


© Jo Pesendorfer
© Sophie Hanniet



6. Paint the furniture tone-on-tone






7. Paint the moldings





 8. Paint the ceiling






9. Paint half of the wall






10. Paint… a canvas


If you don’t dare to paint the whole wall,
try the light way: just paint a canvas with a plain color
(here the 
Blue by Klein)
Or just buy the Pantone canvas !




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