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Painting Family Rooms is really no different in preparation than Painting any other room... follow all the steps that we outline in Set-Up and Prep and Paint before you start...

  • family roomIf your Family Room has a Brick Fireplace and you want to keep Paint off of it, tape a Plastic Drop Cloth 9ft x 12ft over it...
  • If your Family Room has Paneled Walls that you want to keep Paint off of, do the same as with a Fireplace, as stated above...
  • If you want to Paint the Paneling, you MUST Prime it first with a Pigmented Shellac Stain Sealer before applying a Finish Coat... NOTE: Most Paneling sheets have Permant Grooves in them for decoration... these must be left as is and will show after the Finish Coat, but any Paneling SEAMS between the sheets should be Caulked first...
  • If your Family Room has a Cathedral Type Ceiling with perhaps Natural Wood Beams across the top... you will need to use your 8 ft Extension Ladder to reach this area for Brushing... be sure to use a Pot-Hook to hold the Paint Can to the Ladder, and hang it down at your waist level...
  • Priming surfaces is usually NOT required... see our section on Priming for more information...
  • Paint the Ceiling then the Walls... following the Techniques for Roll Ceilings and Walls and Roll Walls ...
  • Generally speaking Family Rooms are large enough to accept Painting the Ceiling a different color (usually White or Off White) from the Walls... it's really up to you...
  • When you're finished with the Ceiling and Walls, Paint any Woodwork if required...
  • Finally remove Drop Cloths and Clean-Up ...
  • Acrylic Paint takes 1-2 hrs to dry to the touch and about 14 days to fully cure...

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