DIY Painting Project in our Humble Abode

For the past few days, I did not post anything. It keeps me occupied doing some projects here and there. We are also doing some minor renovations in our humble abode. Since it is new year, we decided to do some changes to brighten our home. Our old paint is still good; I still like it, but sometimes little things like repainting kitchen will adds pride and value to your home. It will change the ambiance, and makes it looks brand new. And if it the paint is brighter it makes you happy. Our house is a farmhouse-style kind of house, and our wall has a top -edge border, but the design is already outdated, so we decided to remove it entirely and paint the ceiling.

For the small kitchen like in our house, it is recommended to use lighter color to make it look bigger. It doesn’t cost much money to buy paint. When we have projects in our house, we do DIY, and thankfully my husband is a handyman; it saves us money. Why not? If you knew how to do it, right? 

Before we started doing this project, we decided what color we would buy to repaint the kitchen; we went around Lowes, and we agreed with the color and began preparing the process.

Suppose you want to do some repainting also like us. Here are the tools you need to paint your wall and ceiling. Different houses have different architecture and design; the one we are doing was the house with a top-edged border on the wall.

Tools You Need:

Sand Paper with Handle


Paint (we used the semi-gloss) for ceiling
General Purpose Masking tape
Plastic to cover your furniture and kitchen appliances
Foldable ladder to reach the ceiling
Roller Brush
Paint Trays
Small Bucket

We follow these guidelines in painting our ceiling.

  1. Before the process, cover your kitchen furniture to keep it from dust. When it is already covered, begin spraying the border with Diff Glue Softener to soften the glue. After a few minutes, scrape it slowly. Repeat the process until you finished removing all the borders.
  2. Once the border is removed, clean it with a damp cloth to remove the remaining glue. Let it dry, then sand it with sandpaper. Sanding is necessary for painting walls; it makes the paint stick on the wall. 
  3. Check the walls if there are nails or holes; if you found one, patch it with Vinyl Spackling Product to cover the gap. After applying, let it dry, sand it.
  4. When the holes have been patched, covered, and sanded, cover all the wall edges, especially the ceiling, with masking tape to prevent smudges to the ceiling and other decorative elements attached to the wall. Cover also the lightings and fixtures. Remove all the dust before painting.
  5. Lastly, paint the wall with your desired color; the first thing you need to do is paint the edges of the wall, then do the first coat, then let it dry for a few hours, check the results if it is even. When it is already dry, do the second coating. If the paint is still not enough, do the third coating. Use a roller brush.

This is just the first part of my blog post for today. I will post part two of our painting project when everything is done. Until my next blog post; painting the wall. I hope you learn something new from us and hope to share more DIY with you guys.

Have a great day, and stay safe in your humble abode!

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