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How to Paint a Cool Blue Classic Bedroom

A solid coat of light blue brings a classic, cool look to the bedroom walls.

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  • Time


  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prep the Walls

Lay out rosin paper and tape down.

Tape off door, window trim and baseboards.

light blue upper wall makes windows and doors pop

Step 2: Paint Corners and Edges of Upper Walls

Cut in corners and edges and with an angle brush.

Apply the rest of the paint with the roller.

use angled brushes to cut in corners and edges

Step 3: Tape off Around Lower Walls

After the upper walls have dried, tape off the top edge to make a clean line.

tape off top edge to make clean line

Step 4: Cut in Edges of Lower Walls

Cut in using an angle brush with 1669 Saratoga Springs in a pearl finish.

Tip: Using a lower sheen such as pearl or eggshell will help hide flaws on older paneling and trim.

Step 5: Apply Paint to Lower Walls

Roll paint on the panels with the small foam rollers.

roll panels with small foam rollers

Step 6: Paint the Trim

Cut in with angle brush to paint the trim.

Carefully remove tape, before paint is allowed to dry to keep paint from peeling.