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.
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
- Latex paint conditioner
- Denatured alcohol solvent
- Wall spackling compound
- Latex/silicone caulk, paintable