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How to Paint Dining Room Walls

A deep blue wall color makes this dining room a more sophisticated place to entertain.

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deep blue evokes feeling of nighttime
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Protect the Floor and Trim

The hardwood floor is covered with rosin paper (a heavy paper, less slippery than tarps), which will protect the floor from accidental paint spills. The ceiling edges and trim are dusted and taped to prevent paint bleed.

protect floor from accidental paint spills

Step 2: Paint Around the Edges

Using brushes and Mozart Blue paint, Shannon and crew cut in around the ceiling and trim, creating a clean paint line. Deep blue is a great dining room color because it creates a dramatic backdrop and evokes the feeling of nighttime.

cut in around ceiling and trim

Step 3: Paint the Rest of the Wall

Paint is rolled over the walls and allowed to dry before a second coat is applied.