feature wall project

Luxe bedroom project

Refreshing the look of your bedroom is always rewarding. The bedroom is often your sanctuary away from the busy everyday life. Achieving the right look can help to inspire a positive mood and relaxing atmosphere.

Introducing a softer matt finish with a warm colour palette can help to soften your room, and introduce an extra sense of warmth. Leaving you with an inviting bedroom atmosphere.

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What you will need

Now it's time to head to the store to pick up everything you need.

  • Dulux Wash&Wear Low Sheen in your chosen colour
  • Undercoat/stain blocker (if required)
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • Quality medium nap (10 -18mm) synthetic roller
  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s tape

What to consider before you start

Wondering how much paint to buy, or whether you need an undercoat? Before starting your project follow the steps in our Preparation Guide.

Time to paint

You're now ready to paint. Follow these steps to get the best result.

  1. Follow the preparation steps in the prep guide.
  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
  3. Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
  4. Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source and move away. Then continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.
  5. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new brush strokes from forming. Repeat this action, only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.
  6. Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
  7. Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
  8. Lastly, stand back and admire your handy work. Well done!

Need help along the way?

For any further help on your project, call our friendly Help & Advice Team: 0800 800 424, or you can contact our live chat team online.

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