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Overview

Add personality to your tween's room with vibrant walls and a unique bedhead colour that will take less than a weekend's work.

Steps

1Project list

Approximate cost

$140

Total hours

7 plus drying time

Shopping list

Walls

  • Selleys 1L Sugar Soap Super Concentrate
  • Scotchblue 24mm Super Sharp Painters Masking Tape
  • Dulux Wash&Wear 4L Vivid White Low Sheen Paint
  • Monarch 50mm Walls Doors and Trims Brush
  • Monarch 130mm Walls and Ceilings Roller Kit

Bedhead

  • Monarch 3.7 x 3.7m Pro Renovator Plastic Drop Sheet
  • Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish 340g in Old Navy
  • Your chosen bedhead

2Instructions

Day 1

  1. With your shopping list in hand, pop down to your local Bunnings to pick up everything you need to take on this project.
  2. Wash the wall(s) you intend to paint using the sugar soap, following the instructions on the label.
  3. Apply masking tape around the edges of areas you want to protect from paint, such as the ceiling, window frames or the skirting boards. Then use the drop sheet to cover the floor and furniture.
  4. Prep the paint using the instructions on the label. Using your paintbrush, "cut in" around the edges and corners of the wall, where the roller won't reach.  
  5. Now load the roller with a reasonable amount of paint and start rolling the wall in an "M" pattern. Start closest to the natural light source and continue until the wall us evenly covered.
  6. Using an unloaded roller, gently roll down the wall to the skirting boards in a straight line with no pressure. Repeat this action – only this time, slight overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away any lines created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is known as "laying off", and creates a nice, even finish. Allow to dry for two hours.
  7. While the walls are drying, dust off your tween's chosen bedhead and prep it for painting.
  8. Apply one coat of paint to the bedhead and allow to dry for one hour … or pretend you're still working so you don't have to help prep dinner!

Day 2

  1. Finish off the walls with a second coat of paint. Allow to dry for two hours.
  2. Apply a second coat to the bedhead and allow to dry for an hour. 
  3. Finish by showing off your incredible handywork to your friends and family or even share it on your socials. 

3Update your tween's room

If you're tween has been nagging to update their bedroom, then this is the project for you (and them). Head into your local Bunnings – with your tween in tow to help pick out their favourite colours – and get started!

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.