Update your tween’s room with two paint colours

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

Project 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

Bed head:

• Monarch 3.7 x 3.7m Pro Renovator Plastic Drop Sheet

• Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish 340g in Old Navy

• Your chosen bed head

Instructions:

Day 1:

Step 1. With your shopping list in hand, pop down to your local Bunnings to pick up everything you need to take on this project.

Step 2. After you’ve returned home, wash the selected walls using the sugar soap as per the instructions on the label.

Step 3. Apply masking tape to areas you’d like to protect from paint, such as the ceiling, window frames or the floor trim. Then use the stop sheet to cover the floor and furniture. 

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 us 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, slight overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the one created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. Allow to dry for two hours.

Step 6. While the walls are drying, dust off your tween’s chosen bed head and prep it for painting. Apply one coat of paint to the bed head and allow to dry for one hour… or pretend you’re still working so you don’t have to help prep dinner.

 

Day 2: 

Step 1. Finish off the walls with a second coat of paint. Allow to dry for two hours.

Step 2. Apply a second coat to the bed head and allow to dry for an hour.  

Step 3. Finish by showing off your incredible handy work to your friends and family or even share it on your socials. 

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