Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.

How to Paint a Laundry Room

A simple wall color change can make a big impact in a dreary laundry room.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Overview

Emily from Two Purple Couches refreshed her laundry room in an afternoon with our Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer.

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!

Before

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.

After

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
1

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.

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
2

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.

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
3

Select nozzle setting

Set the iSpray nozzle for a wide spray pattern.

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
4

Begin spraying

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.

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
5

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.

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
6

More info

For more details on how to paint a laundry room, check out Two Purple Couches’ post: The Easiest Way to Paint a Laundry Room.

Laundry rooms are often one of the last places to get a good makeover. Read this tutorial on how to make simple wall color changes to make a big impact.
Products Used

Materials

Drop cloths

Fine grit sandpaper

Spackle and putty knife

Pre-taped masking film

Painter's tape

Paint

Paint stir stick

Safety glasses and respirator mask

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