When you’re done preparing, get ready to paint! Start by priming the surface. You can find primers designed for textured surfaces. Normally, these are labeled as “high-build” or “problem surface.”
Pick a white or tinted primer that’s close in shade to the original paint color. Oil or latex-based primer works, but oil is more versatile. You can then top it with either oil or latex-based paint. However, if you use a latex primer, be careful—it won’t be easy to apply oil-based paint on top.
Once you’ve applied the primer, dip your angled brush into the paint. You’ll want to paint the wall’s edges first. This protects abutting surfaces such as your ceiling from being ruined by stray paint strokes.
With the edges done, it’s time to focus on the rest of the wall. With your roller, paint over the textured wall, using wide, W-shaped strokes and working from the top down.
When you’re done, step back. Examine the walls for any missed areas, and if you find any, touch them up with a chip brush. If you want a darker, richer color, you can add a second coat of paint. Wait for the paint to dry before removing your painter’s tape and moving the furniture back into the room.
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