Ah. Well, Home Depot has one brand of paint that sells little pots of sample colors. But, if you don't shop there, you can get those little sample cards to take home. Tape them on the wall and check it out at different times of the day. The sunlight coming in will change the look at different times. As for the painting, you need to make sure the walls are clean, or paint won't stick. Some people tape, I don't. It's a pain in the ass. There is this little 2 inch angled brush, also at HD, with a rubbery blue handle. I use that one. It's comfortable. It's good for cutting in along the trim work and ceiling. Actually, I use it for the entire room. Most people use a roller, but I'm cheap. Rollers use lots more paint. And I find the painting to be therapeutic. Don't waste your money on those flat things that are meant for cutting in, either. Get the angled brush, and take your time. You will get better results. Cont.
at 7:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2010