How to Paint a Laundry Room
A simple wall color change can make a big impact in a dreary laundry room.
Our laundry room has been sporting this “Builder Beige” look since we moved into our home over seven years ago. It was long overdue for a refresh!
Prep and mask laundry space
Prep the laundry room walls for paint by filling in any nail and screw holes with spackle and patching any other imperfections. Once the spackle is dry, lightly sand all of the walls with a fine-grit sandpaper.
Use pre-taped masking film and painter’s tape to protect baseboards, outlets, doors, ceiling and any appliances or fixtures that can’t be removed from the room.
Assemble sprayer and fill with paint
Stir your paint and pour it into the cup. Attach the tube to the iSpray nozzle and adjust the settings based on the provided chart in the instruction manual. For latex paint + primer, start with the Material Flow at 9 and the Air Power at Medium. Test before you begin painting to ensure these settings work well for the paint or material you’re using.
Select nozzle setting
Set the iSpray nozzle for a wide spray pattern.
Turn on the turbine and begin painting. You can work from side-to-side or in an up-and-down motion. Refer to the manual for the best spray shape setting based on the direction you’ll be working.
Work about 6 to 8 inches from the wall to avoid overspray. Move slowly and steadily, without flicking your wrist. Overlap each row by about 50% for even coverage.
Clean sprayer and remove masking
Rinse and clean the iSpray nozzle and its parts with warm, soapy water.
Remove all masking film and painter’s tape.
For more details on how to paint a laundry room, check out Two Purple Couches’ post: The Easiest Way to Paint a Laundry Room.
Fine grit sandpaper
Spackle and putty knife
Pre-taped masking film
Paint stir stick
Safety glasses and respirator mask
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