A New Video Series with Painting Tips

I’m so eager to get some paint on the walls of the new house. I’m fine with taking my time to make decorating decisions, to place everything and unpack all of the boxes… but come on. I want to pick up a paint brush already! Eleanor’s room is on the docket and I’ll share her color choices later today, but first I have some how-to videos to share that might be helpful for those of you about to paint.

Lindsay Ballard of Makely Home writes for Glidden on My Colortopia (as do I), and they put together a video series of helpful painting tips. The trickiest thing, I think, is to cut in without using painter’s tape.

I’ve tried to explain a lot of this before in writing, but a video is much easier to learn from! There are tips for using painter’s tape in Lindsay’s series too, along with prepping, cleaning up, painting trim, and more. You can check out all of the videos right here, on YouTube.

I have been sponsored by Glidden® brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Andrea Lynn Orndorff
    October 9, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Love your blog, Nicole, and your cute glasses! Your post is very timely since I am right at the moment wrapping up my very first ever paint job NOT using painter’s tape to cut in…so proud! Here are some additional tips that helped me: 1. use a short handled squatty angle brush instead of one with a long handle…you have more control. 2. breathe and apply only light pressure…and (3) just like in life and when driving: always look where you are going and not where you have been.

    Congrats on your recent new home purchase and keep sharing your creative designs!

  • Jessica @ conveganence
    October 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I’m a firm believer that you can learn to do anything simply by watching a youtube tutorial. We recently moved to Oak Park, and I can’t wait to check out those videos once we are ready to paint!

  • thelady
    October 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I’m closing on a house this month so this video is timely. I can’t afford professional painters so I’d like to do it myself.