Approximate cost: $100
Total hours: 4.5 plus drying time
• Selleys 1L Sugar Soap Super Concentrate
• Scotchblue 24mm Super Sharp Painter's Masking Tape
• Dulux Wash&Wear 1L Vivid White Low Sheen Paint in Mornington
• Monarch 50mm Walls Doors & Trims Brush
• Monarch 130mm Walls & Ceilings Roller Kit
• Monarch 3.7m x 3.7m Pro Renovator Plastic Drop Sheet
Step 1. To kick off your project, have your shopping list handy and go down to your local Bunnings.
Step 2.Come back home and wash the chosen wall using your sugar soap as per the label.
Step 3. Apply masking tape to areas you’d like to protect from paint, such as the ceiling, window framer or the floor trim. Make sure you cover your furniture with a drop sheet.
Step 4. Prep the paint using the instructions on the label. 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 is evenly covered.
Step 5. Using an underloaded roller gently let the roller roll down the wall to the baseboards in a straight-line with no pressure. Repeat this action – only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke.
Step 6. Continue this across the area you have painted. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 1. Let yourself have a bit of a sleep-in, it is your day off after all. Once you’re up and ready, apply a second coat of paint to the feature wall and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 2. Finish by showing off your incredible handy work to your friends and family or even share it on your socials.
Master bedroom bliss
So, if you have a free weekend coming up, or maybe even lucky enough to have some time away from work, take on this simple project and upgrade your bedroom paint job. Be sure to check out your local Bunnings for everything you need.