How to Paint a Game Room

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How to Paint a Game Room
Update a game room with paint. (Billiards room interior image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.com)

A game room is designed for family and friends to gather in. Paint a game room with a colour that creates an energetic atmosphere and will coordinate with large objects in your game room, for example, a pool table, a pinball machine or a jukebox. Choose bright colours, such as light yellow and light green. Bright colours will add excitement to your game room without overpowering colourful objects in the room. A game room with bright coloured walls is a room dedicated to fun.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Painter's tape
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Screwdriver
  • Painter's dust sheet
  • Bucket
  • White vinegar
  • Dish detergent
  • Sponge mop
  • Angled paintbrush
  • Primer
  • Paint tray
  • Long-handled paint roller

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Compare colour chips to choose a paint colour. Colour chips are available at paint stores and home improvement stores. Get inspired by online tools that most paint manufacturers provide on their websites. Choose three of your favourite colours. Purchase sample paint.

  2. 2

    Apply sample paint to your game room wall. Observe the sampled paint at all hours of the day and at night. Choose your favourite colour.

  3. 3

    Remove games and accessories from the room or cover them with a dust sheet. Place a dust sheet on the floor. Apply painter's tape to window seals, baseboards and around the border of the ceiling. Remove outlet covers and window treatments. Turn off the electric supply at the circuit box before handling outlets.

  4. 4

    Remove dust and dirt from walls. Combine hot water with 2 cups of white vinegar and 1 tbsp of detergent in a bucket. Dip a sponge mop into the solution. Apply the solution to the wall and scrub with the sponge mop. Work in small sections. No rinsing is necessary. Allow to dry.

  5. 5

    Use an angled paintbrush to apply primer to the walls. Apply a line of primer along the baseboards, around window seals, along the tops of the walls and in the corners of the room. Primer isn't necessary if your walls are already white.

  6. 6

    Use a long-handled paint roller to apply primer to the walls. Use long, even strokes, using a W motion. Work in small sections at a time. Allow the primer to dry for two to three hours.

  7. 7

    Outline your game room with paint. Use an angled paintbrush and repeat the application method you used in Step 5.

  8. 8

    Use a long-handled paint roller to apply paint to the walls. Apply a thin coat of paint by following the application method you used in Step 6. Allow paint to dry. Drying time for latex paint is approximately four to six hours. Oil-based paint takes 24 hours. Apply a second coat of paint if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Turn a fan on in the game room to speed up the drying time.
  • Use paint in a well-ventilated area.
  • Wear protective gloves, eye wear and a respirator.

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