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How to Paint a Room FAST

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by Jeff Patterson in Bathrooms, Interior DIY Projects
How to Paint a Room FAST

Today’s tutorial will show you how to paint a room fast!

Nobody likes to spend all weekend painting their home.

So these tips will be incredibly helpful at saving time.

And make sure to stick around for the last tip, it’ll save you hours.

Let’s dive in.


Tip #1: Fill Nail Holes with Plastic Wood-X

Plastic Wood-X is primarily for wood. But it works just as well over drywall or plaster. The great thing about  Plastic Wood-X is it doesn’t shrink. That means you can apply it, then prime and paint in one day. Plus, it turns from pink to natural when it’s ready to prime.

Paint Rooms Fast with Plastic Wood X


Tip #2: Use Purdy’s 18 inch Paint Roller 

Normal paint rollers are 9 inches. Therefore, using 18 inch paint rollers literally applies twice as much paint. This enables walls and ceilings to be painted in half the time. It’s well worth the investment.

Paint Rooms Fast with Purdy's 18 Inch Roller


Tip #3: Choose the Correct Nap Roller

Smooth walls only need 3/8″ nap rollers. But textured walls or ceilings need 1/2″ nap rollers to get good paint coverage. Don’t make the mistake of using the wrong nap for your application.

Paint Rooms Fast with the Right Nap Roller


Tip #4: Use Corner Rollers

Cutting into wall and ceiling corners is time consuming. Use a custom corner roller that skips that step. Admittedly this roller can only be used if you’re painting both the ceiling and wall. But it’s an awesome option.

Paint Rooms Fast with Corner Rollers


Tip #5: Use Drywall Stilts to Cut In

Drywall stilts can be intimidating. However, they’re awesome once you get use to them. Stilts allow paint to be cut into corners much faster than moving a stool or ladder every 3 feet.

Paint Rooms Fast with Stilts


Tip #6: Apply Oil-Based Primer to Stains

There’s nothing worse paint stains bleeding through topcoats. Oil-based primers are fantastic at covering water stains and wood knots, the latter of which are notorious for frustrating homeowners.

Paint Rooms Fast with Oil Based Primer


Watch our video to see Tip #7 as well as a great bonus tip that reduces costly paint spills


If you liked these tips let us know in the comments.

Also, add your own recommendations in the comments so others can learn from your knowledge.


Jeff Patterson

  1. Twyla Brumbalow says:

    Excellent recommendations! Best tips I have seen to speed up the process of repainting a room.

  2. Ohioren says:

    Awesome tips as usual. It is very important you keep a screen, could be nylon on the floor while you are painting. After painting at such speed, you might spend the whole day scrubbing spilled paints from your floor.

  3. Kitchen Renovations Auckland says:

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  4. Plasterers West Auckland says:

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  5. Painters Christchurch says:

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  6. BrocktonPaintingCompany says:

    This is very well written with informative and awesome tips, thank you for sharing your experience! Pretty helpful for me! I have a new apartment for rent in Boston, now I’m ready to paint other rooms and the ceiling too, its height is around 8 feet! I don’t have the budget for a prof house painter but I can apply with DIY tips and do the painting! Happy I have read and landed on this page. Godluck!

  7. Renee Dethlefs says:

    Where can I get one of those things for the kitchen sink it’s orange and you used your drill with it was kind of like a Snake , you said you where giving away 50 free i need becaise my sink is always clog . : (

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