A kid’s bedroom can be one of the most fun places to paint in your home. They’re bright and colourful spaces made to inspire creative young minds. Here are a few tips to help you choose and paint the right colours for your kid’s room. Colours featured: Dulux Cardrona and Dulux Design Coloured Chalkboard in George St.
Finding the right colour can depend on the size of your kid’s room and the overall theme. Start by choosing some of your favourite colours with your kids.
The popular soft ultra-pure white of Southern Alps is the ultimate choice for interiors and exteriors. It is ideal for walls, ceilings, trims and features such as fretwork and window frames. The freshness of Southern Alps will brighten any space and give it a luxe modern vibe.
Dulux Aquanamel® is a low odour, non-yellowing, water-based interior and exterior acrylic enamel that dries to a glossy, tough and chip-resistant finish.
Once you’ve decided on a few options, you can have them made into sample pots. Trialing colours on the walls is a fun way to see how they look and which ones they like best.
Warmer colour schemes such as yellows, pinks and oranges, can have a comforting effect. These colours have the ability to make a bedroom feel cosier. Colour featured: Dulux Taumata Quarter.
Cooler colour scheme such as blues and greens are calming colours. These colours have the ability to make a bedroom feel more spacious and relaxing. Colour featured: Dulux Horseshoe Falls.
First, choose your favourite colour options with your kids and have them made up into sample pots. Then, trial the colours on the walls to find out which one they like best.
Do this with as many different colours as you like and make sure you look at them during different times of the day. When you have all agreed which colour is the winner, you are ready to get started and it is now time to measure up the room and head to the store.
If painting over dark coloured walls, paint with a prep coat first.
Use a 50mm synthetic wall brush.
Pick an area on the wall that has natural light during the day.
Paint a 50 x 50cm square with your sample pot.
Allow to dry.
Paint a second coat.
With Ultra Low Chemical Emissions and Ultra Low Odour, Dulux UltraAir® can help maintain your indoor air quality and reduce the likelihood of triggering sensitivities such as asthma and allergies, making it a fantastic option for your kid's bedrooms. Only available in selected colours tinted off a Vivid White base.
You're ready to paint. Follow these steps to get the best result.
Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
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.
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.
Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
Lastly, stand back and admire your handy work. Well done!
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