Painting: How to Paint a Room Fast

Get a flawless finish fast

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Bucket, 5 gal.
  • Paint roller
  • Paint tray
  • Putty knife
  • Paintbrush

You'll also need a short handle extension for the roller and rubber gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Painter's tape
  • TSP or substitute
  • Paint strainer cloth
  • Paint extender