Paint a master bedroom feature wall in one weekend

Transform your master bedroom with a beautiful feature wall for you next weekend D.I.Y. project.

Project list:

Approximate cost: $100

Total hours: 4.5 plus drying time

Shopping list: 

• 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


Day 1:

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 unloaded 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.


Day 2: 

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.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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