Tips for Painting Small Spaces

Painting a large room may be overwhelming and intimidating (until you read our blog post on tips for painting large spaces, that is), but painting a small room also presents challenges. Corners, crevices, angles, and of course the constant threat of brushing up against wet paint on your backside when you bend over to dip your paint brush! Well, if you’re looking for advice on painting small spaces, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. The paint experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help!

Mike Adochio, from Hirshfield’s in West St. Paul, is sharing some of his best tips for painting small spaces:

Best paintbrush for painting small spaces

Best paint brush
Wooster Brush

When painting a small room you’ll want to make sure to invest in a good paint brush. Mike recommends the Wooster Brush Ultra/Pro Linbeck 2 inch angled paint brush. And be sure to clean it up with water – Mike recommends avoiding using soap as it can leave a film on the brush.

If you’re painting a bathroom and need to get behind fixed objects like a toilet, try using a “long john” roller. It has a long-handle with a slim roller to help you paint those hard-to-reach places.

Prepping your room for painting
Tape, tape, tape! Prep is key for painting in smaller areas. Do not cut corners with prep, clean all the walls, clear the space, lay down drop cloth and take all your edges. It takes more time up front, but will actually save you time in the long-run.

Best paint colors for small spaces
There are many schools of thought when it comes to the best paint colors for small spaces. Some say cooler, neutral colors will make a small room appear larger because the light value of these colors are better at absorbing light. But Mike says that he also likes warm colors in small rooms. Painting vertical stripes on the walls is one trick to making a small room appear taller. But how big or small a room feels depends largely upon how much “stuff” you have in it, including your furniture, art, rugs, accessories, etc…

Ask the paint experts at Hirshfield’s
Bottom line, every room is different. Talk to the paint experts at Hirshfield’s and they will make sure you get the right painting tools and color to give your small space big style!

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