The Easiest Makeover
A new paint job is one of the simplest, most inexpensive ways to makeover your home. And spring's open-window weather is a great time to dive in. The fresh air keeps you breathing easy, and the warming temperatures will help the paint dry.
Always patch any nail holes and cracks with good spackle before you start. If you have done a lot of patching, use primer on these spots to prepare them for the smoothest coverage.
First "cut in" the corners and edges with a brush, then finish the rest of the room with a roller.
Try the time-saving "skip" technique: Dab the paint on with a brush or roller in several blobs near each other, then work across them to spread the paint evenly.