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How Long Does It Take To Paint a Bedroom

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After painting hundreds of bedrooms, I can walk into a bedroom and tell approximately how long it will take to paint a bedroom. However, the duration to paint a room isn’t always common knowledge. Also, not all painters and professionals would likely tell you the same thing.

Properly painting a room is about the following three steps: protecting the adjacent surfaces, prepping and repairing the walls, and finally painting. If these crucial steps weren’t completed, the painting job would not be perfect, no matter how long it takes to paint the bedroom.

When calculating how long it will take to paint a bedroom, it is important to determine what needs painting. Are you painting the walls, ceiling, trim, or perhaps an accent wall because each surface adds additional time?

Protecting a Room

30 Minutes – When protecting a room, it is essential to mask off the areas adjacent to the painted surfaces. If you are painting the trim, then tape off the floors. If you are painting the walls, then mask off the trim. Lay down drop cloths on the floor and protect furniture with plastic. Mask off any permanent light fixtures, such as lights or ceiling fans. Remove switch and outlet plates from the walls. Remove miniblinds.

Prepare and Repair the Wall, Ceiling, and Trim

30 to 90 Minutes – It is a necessity to get walls, ceiling, and trim ready to paint. Repair any damages, fill in nail holes, and sand away imperfections prior to painting. Furthermore, it is important to clean the surfaces completely before applying the first coat of paint. Applying paint over a dirty surface will prevent the paint from adhering properly.

Paint the Ceiling

45 to 90 Minutes Per Coat – Painting a ceiling can take 45 to 90 minutes when painting the surface with a brush and roller per coat. If painting the ceiling takes more than one coat to be ready to double the amount of time painting it.

Paint the Walls

90 to 120 Minutes Per Coat – Painting the walls with a brush and roller in a medium-size bedroom can take between 90 to 120 minutes. If you painted the ceiling before painting the walls, you would need the ceiling to be completely dry. You may need to wait up to four hours to have a dry ceiling. After you put the first coat of paint on the walls, you will need to allow the paint to dry. It may take 2 to 4 hours for the paint to dry on the walls before you can start to apply your second coat. I like to use a thin first coat of paint, so that it dries fast and in half the time, allowing me to paint the second coat sooner.

Paint the Trim

60 to 90 Minutes Per Coat – Paint the trim in a bedroom can take between 60 to 90 minutes to paint. You will also need to allow the trim paint to dry between coats. If you are painting two coats, you need to know whether you are painting with oil or latex paint. Latex paint will take one to two hours to dry on trim, and oil can take up to 12 hours.

Clean Up

10 to 30 Minutes – After you finish painting remove all the trash, fold up the drop cloths and clean the tools.

Paint transforms homes. By merely waving a brush or roller over a surface, you can change it, so it’s worth the time and effort required. And once you know how long the painting process takes, you might surprise yourself and enjoy watching what was old become fresh and new.

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