- HomeRight PaintStick EZ Twist
- Paint of your choice
- Brush for trim or HomeRight Quick Painter Pad Edge Painter
- Step Ladder
- Drop Cloth
- Screwdriver to remove switch plates and outlet covers
Hi! I'm Sarah from 1915 House and I'm here today to share with you a fast Spring room makeover. When you're on a time crunch and need a room painted NOW, you'll want to reach for the HomeRight Paint Stick EZ Twist. Since it holds a whopping 18 ounces of paint *in* the handle, you don't have to stop in between every roll to reload your roller. All the praise hands!
This saves a ton of time and provides great coverage. There are a few tricks to remember and I'll share them with you below.
Before we can get started with the rolling, we need to make sure all the edging around the woodwork in the room is completed. I go ahead and do two coats of paint for the edging before I start rolling.
If Mr. 1915 House is able to help, this job goes much faster since he rolls while I do the edging, but he wasn't able to jump in this time.
Once the edging is completed, now it's time to break out the PaintStick EZ Twist. Let the party begin!
I chose to use Behr Marquee in Ultra Pure White - it is hands down my favorite white. It remains a pure white in every shade of light. So many times, white paint can end up picking up shades of pink, blue, or purple. You can see my whole wrestling match with finding the right white over on my blog.
To load your PaintStick, place the fill tube into your gallon of paint, insert the fill port of the Paint Stick onto the fill tube and pull back on the handle. Make sure the toggle switch is flipped to the UP position in order to fill the handle with paint.
When you're first filling the paint reservoir, you may need to pull back on the handle once - it may seem to pull in a lot of air - that's ok. Simply push back down on the inner handle to empty the PaintStick of excess air.
Pull back on the inner handle a second time and watch the reservoir fill with paint.
Keep pulling until the handle is full of paint.
Now we're ready to paint! Push the toggle bar to the DOWN position and you're all set. I hate to say this, since this is not my first rodeo with the PaintStick, but I completely forgot to push the toggle switch down at first and was wondering why the paint wasn't applying nicely. LOL!
Thankfully, it didn't take me long to realize my mistake - so if you're like me, and get all excited for a painting project - do NOT forget these little steps. They make a big difference. ;)
Begin rolling the roller onto your wall while simultaneously twisting the inner handle. Keep rolling and twisting. Very quickly, you'll start to see paint begin to load onto your roller and show up on the wall.
For kicks and giggles, go ahead and set a timer to see how fast you can get your room painted! I've painted lots of rooms, and the PaintStick does such a fast job. This room is 16'x11' with 9' celings and each coat took me about 20-25 minutes. (And that was WITH taking photos for the blog.) So. Stinkin'. Fast!
Once your first coat is done, check your paint can for how long you have to wait in between coats. Once you're satisfied with the coverage of your paint, sit back and soak in the beauty of your work.
For the full reveal of the dining room, click here to hop on over to my blog to see how it all turned out! With a fresh coat of paint on these walls, we are officially ready for Spring.
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