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How to Paint Cozy Cottage Walls

Using a soft golden brown paint, the DIY Network team creates a vintage fabric look that will add warmth and a backdrop for a focal point pattern.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cover Floor and Fill Nail Holes

Lay tarp over entire floor to protect carpet.

Use spackle to fill in any nail holes, make sure to scrape off excess spackle.

While spackle dries, tape off surfaces to prepare to paint.
Lightly sand spackled areas to prep for paint.

Step 2: Apply Primer Over Spackled Area

With artists brush paint primer over spackled area, so paint sticks evenly over the entire surface, let dry.

Step 3: Apply Paint to Walls and Trim

Paint 1 to 2 coats of paint, Tawny Biscuit 1110, including the trim.

Let dry completely.

Step 4: Paint Along Panel Seams

Roll 1580 Intrigue along panel seams using seam line as guide.

Run thin line of tape along the rolled stripe.

Use tape as guideline and paint dash marks in HC-154 Hale Navy along edge of tape.

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