How to Paint a Wall in Our Emulsion We give you our tried and tested method for how to paint a wall. This tutorial includes EVERYTHING you need to know about what equipment you will need, how to prepare your space, how to paint your wall like a pro and even ways to clean your brushes! With tops tips from Edward Bulmer himself ! ORDER PAINT NOW BUY PAINTING ACCESSORIES READ MORE PAINTING ADVICE This video was SO helpful - I painted my bedroom myself and it gave me all the info I needed and looks great! 2 minutes well spent I'd say! Isabella B Preparing your wall First of all you need to make sure you have everything you need to paint your wall or room. Prepare your space by emptying out or covering any furniture, removing anything hanging on the walls and cover the floor in your dust sheet. Then you need to prepare your wall, if you removed any nails or there are any cracks, bumps or holes in the wall go over these with filler and wait to dry. Then you want to give the area you are painting a good sand, especially over those filled areas so they are nice and smooth. Masking tape over any sockets and switches as well as your woodwork if you are not painting it. We suggest lightly sticking down the tape to avoid removing any paint or leaving a mark. Now you are ready to paint! Give your chosen Edward Bulmer Natural Paint colour a good stir and then pour into your paint tray. Start with the cutting it, load your paintbrush evenly and cut in at the top corner of your wall, use the brush on its side for an even flow. For larger walls we recommend cutting in as you go to avoid the paint drying out. It’s time to roll! Evenly distribute the paint on your roller and always work to a wet edge. Move your roller in different directions to get an even finish and make sure you do not move it too quickly as this will create bubbles on the surface. Tah-dah! Now time to leave the first coat to dry and grab yourself a cuppa! Once dry give the painted area another light sand to remove any bubbles or dust. Repeat the process for the first coat again. Once finished allow your second coat to dry! Cleaning your kit and finishing the job! To clean your brush scrape off any paint and wipe off any excess paint by painting the brush onto some old newspaper or recycled paper. Then leave to soak in a bucket of warm water. Do the same thing with your roller, scrape off excess paint and roll onto old paper then leave to soak in warm water. You can pour this water down the drain or water your plants with it! When the paint is dry remove all the masking tape and dust sheet and put back all your furniture! And Voila a perfectly painted wall!