Prepare Your Game Room for a Painting Project
Everyone deserves to have their own sanctuary, and your game room is yours. You’re happy to share the rest of the home with your spouse and children. The kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom, your exterior décor – all of that is a team effort.
Your game room, though – that’s yours and yours alone.
To set your game room apart, you want to make it feel like it’s truly your own.
There are plenty of ways in which you can do that, the most obvious of which being to simply deck the halls (and walls) with all your favorite things. It’s your game room, so go ahead and lay out all the game paraphernalia you want.
Of course, that still doesn’t quite answer the question of how to best prepare your game room to be painted. That’s a game of an entirely different sort, and one which, when won, can result in a room that’s brighter and better than ever before.
Cover and Remove Your Games and Valuables
First and foremost, you’re going to want to remove your games, consoles, and other paraphernalia from the game room itself for the duration of the paint job. The last thing you want is a stray globule of paint splattering onto your games, or worse, actually getting into a gaming console and preventing it from working properly. While it may be tempting to simply cover your games, there’s always the chance that flakes of chipped paint and other elements may lead to problems down the line. That being said, some items might not be easily removable. For example, your sofas, other large furnishings, and TVs are all likely to be too big to move in and out of the space in question. As such, you’ll want to take the time to carefully cover them. If your TV is mounted on the wall, be sure that it is completely covered on all sides to prevent paint from splattering onto it from any angle.
Get Rid of Old Paint
Next, you’ll want to set about covering the old paint. If you are simply retouching your existing color, you can take this opportunity to smooth out any rough patches. If you are painting the room a new color, you’ll want to uses a primer coat on the wall if it is too dark for your new color. If it is lighter, however, you may just be able to paint over it.
Getting Started with the Painting Process
After that, you’ll want to add a preliminary layer of paint to your walls. This should just be a nice, even, basic coat of paint on top of which you can apply the coat you’ll actually see. Again, these coats of paint should either be the same color, or a lighter color as the first layer followed by a darker one. Think of that first layer as “preparing” the canvas, allowing you to paint the second coat on as if you are dealing with a blank canvas.
Paint your game room a better way and bring out its true vibrancy with these painting tips.