Tips for Painting Walls (Guest Bath Makeover)

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Hi Friends!

I’ve been talking for a long time about painting my guest bath (again) and my family room (again). ;)
Yes, again and again and again! I love to paint furniture and I love to paint walls.
I’ve painted each room in this house at least 3-4 times in the last 12 years.
Every…single…room in this house, not even kidding.

Just as painting furniture can give new life, and a totally new look to old furniture, so can painting a wall.
It can change the entire feel of a room and is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give your home a new look.

Today I’m sharing a few painting tips for walls that I’ve learned along the way.
And I’m so thrilled to be partnering up with one of my favorites…

FrogTape® brand painter’s tape

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FrogTape® brand painter’s tapes are the only tapes on the market treated with PaintBlock® technology…..FrogTape® Multi-Surface and FrogTape® Delicate Surface.
I love this stuff and you guys know by now I only share about things I use and love!
These tapes are great for painting walls in your home as well as baseboards and trims.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started painting those walls of yours. (or trim)

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Tip # 1

Be sure to use a good angled paint brush for cutting in trim work.
For painting walls, I like to use a small plastic container to carry paint for cutting in around the trim.
You can reuse an old container or find one specifically made for this at the hardware store.
If painting walls, you’ll want to use a good roller and paint tray as well.

Tip # 2

Fill old holes or blemishes, let dry and then lightly sand to smooth the area before painting.

Tip # 3

Use FrogTape® around each and every edge to protect trim (or wall) from the paint you are applying.

Did you know that the PaintBlock® in the FrogTape® reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a barrier against paint bleed giving you the sharpest paint lines possible?

It’s amazing and why I love this tape….

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Be sure to press firmly as you are applying the tape.

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Tip # 4

Remove light switch plates and light fixtures (if possible) so you won’t have to worry about painting around them.
If for some reason you can’t remove something, then apply tape …
… and paint!

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It doesn’t take long to apply at all and makes the job go oh so quickly.

Tip # 5

If you are going to be applying the tape to a recently painted surface, be sure to use the FrogTape® Delicate Surface to protect your newly painted wall/trim, etc.
(it’s in the yellow container pictured above)

Tip # 6

Keep paintbrushes and rollers wrapped in plastic wrap or plastic bag in between coats.
This will save you time in not having to clean each when a second coat will be needed.

Tip # 7

Don’t let the paint dry too much before removing the tape.
I will usually remove the tape as soon as I am finished applying my second, and final, coat of paint.

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Every inch….perfect!

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Love that.
So much easier than having to go back and touch up!
Who has time for that?

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And the other side again….

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You’ll have to check back in for the full reveal. :)
We did install a new light fixture and mirror but I’ve got several more things to do before I can show you the rest.
AND the shelf pictured above may or may not stay. We’ll see!

Be sure to PIN this for later!

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If you’d love to see some more painting inspiration, pop on over to here >>> FrogTape® painting inspiration

I’ll see you guys back here on Tuesday with a brand new furniture makeover and Thursday with a “coastal fall wreath”. :)



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  1. I will definitely be using this tape the next time I paint. It’s so frustrating to rip the tape off and find that I have to go back and cut in over all the paint that bled in under the tape!

  2. I love painting as well. When I am in the mood with a brush in one hand and paint in the other, you cannot stand still in front of me for a few seconds because I would probably paint you too. I am dying to paint a dresser and a sewing machine table using chalk paint but, very unusual for me, I am afraid. I already bought two different colors and still no sure. The wood is very dark. I will appreciate any advice from the expert.
    I use the dresser as a TV stand.
    Another question
    ¿Can I paint dark leather furniture a lighter color?
    Thanks for everything and keep the good work.
    Cristina Villoch

    1. Hi Cristina,

      Don’t be afraid, it’s only paint!! ;)
      You do need to be careful about “bleed thru” if the finish is very dark. You might want to spray with shellac beforehand just in case.
      Any color will work, but keep in mind you may have to add an extra coat or two if you use a lighter shade.
      Maybe even go with a primer (Kilz etc) before the paint. You can test a piece to see how it does first.
      About the leather, no, I would not paint that. I don’t think you’d be very happy with it as it would probably crack, etc.
      I hope this helps some and good luck! (and have fun, remember, it’s only paint!)

    1. Thanks Christy!! :) I am so loving the new color too (it’s also in the FR now!) and yes, FrogTape is the best!!!

  3. What paint brand did you use and color for your walls? We are currently redoing our master bathroom. I love your paint color!

    Thanks for your great articles.

    Kelly B.

    1. Hi Kelly,
      I used Sherwin Williams, Sea Salt. It’s a beautiful shade, not too dark, not too light, not too blue, etc. :)
      Good luck and have fun!

  4. Great tips – you make it look so easy so that’s good as I don’t like to paint. Can you tell me the brand, colour and finish of the paint you used – it is really a lovely colour. Thank you. I don’t have a website or blog or anything just like DIY projects. Margo Driscoll

    1. Thanks Margo! It is easy with the right tools. :) Especially the FrogTape. It really does make all the difference in the world.
      The paint is Sherwin Williams, Sea Salt, eg-shel finish.
      DIY projects are fun and give a wonderful sense of accomplishment too! :)

  5. I’m going to use Frog tape after reading this. I’ve been so frustrated with Scotch painter’s tape. It almost always bleeds through. Thanks for the tip!

    1. Yay Lizzy!! Yes, do give it a try! Also, remember to firmly press into place and then remove upon your final coat. I think you will be so happy! The right tools always make all the difference! :)

  6. Great tips! Frog tape is hands down the best! We have tried so many other brands and every time we remove the tape we curse and say we’re sticking to frog tape, haha.

  7. Wow that is a perfect crisp edge. I love painting as well. I will definitely be using this tape the next time I paint which will be soon I’m sure
    thanks for detail guide

  8. For years have been trying to convince hubs is not worth “saving money” buying cheap tape, what can I say about being married to an old scrooge? To me is not really saving anything to buy inferior tape. Sure buying Frog tape is more expensive BUT how it helps make painting job so much neater, quicker and easier is what matters to me. Hate having to go back to touch up, usually make bigger mess than trying to fix. Ok lets hear it for Frog Tap, yeah.

    Have great weekend

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