I want to repaint the three bedrooms in my home. They are small about 12 X 12 with 8 foot ceilings. How much paint will I have to buy? The color I am painting over is an off white color and I am going to change it to a more sandy beige color. Should I paint the ceiling BEFORE or AFTER I paint the walls? And how much ceiling white paint should I buy? I have those icky popcorn ceilings. Thanks. I want to do it myself so I can have more satisfaction in myself and it will also help the wallet.
Answer by pamnjim at 11:58 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by jorjiegirl at 11:27 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:32 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 12:02 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
You don't need Kilz's unless you have mold, mildew, yellowing walls from cig smoke, water stains or anything else that has stained the walls. Kilz's is just a primer base coat designed for hiding stains. You will need to use two coats of paint on the walls for good coverage. As to having a popcorn ceiling, you might want to get a spray paint system for that. It gives better coverage than using a roller. But if you roll it instead, getting the thicker nap roll. Do talk to your paint supplier. They can give a better estimation for paint on a popcorn ceiling. Roughly it's twice the amount for the same size as for a flat ceiling.
Answer by isabellalecour at 11:56 AM on Sep. 1, 2010