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Required Tools for this Project

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

    • Drywall sander
    • Roller tray

You'll also need synthetic bristle paintbrushes (2-in. and 3-in.), sanding sponges (medium and fine grits), paint rollers (7-in. and 9-in.), a roller extension handle, 7-in. mohair roller cover (1/4-in. nap), 9-in. sheepskin roller covers (1/2-in. and 3/4-in. nap), dropcloths (canvas), putty knife (2-in.), painter's tape (3-in.) and a wallpaper smoothing tool.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Shellac spray sealer
    • Alcohol base primer
    • Ceiling paint
    • Wall paint, flat or eggshell sheen
    • Trim paint
    • Deglosser/cleaner
    • Latex paint conditioner
    • Denatured alcohol solvent
    • Wall spackling compound
    • Latex/silicone caulk, paintable

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