Painting Your Space: How Long Does It Take and Can You Picasso It?

Painting Your Space: How Long Does It Take and Can You Picasso It?

Painting a room or an even entire house is a great way to refresh the look of your living space. Whether you're a seasoned DIYer or a beginner looking to take on a new project, painting can be a great way to express your creativity and transform your living space.

One of the biggest questions when it comes to painting is how long it will take to complete the job. The answer, of course, depends on several factors, including the size of the room or house, the condition of the walls, the type of paint being used, and the level of experience of the painter.

Painting a Room

If you're painting a single room, the amount of time it takes will depend on the size of the room and the complexity of the job. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to spend about two to four hours per 100 square feet of wall space. This includes time for prep work, such as cleaning the walls, filling in any holes or cracks, and taping off trim and other areas you don't want to paint.

Once you've finished your prep work, the actual painting process can take anywhere from two to eight hours, depending on the size of the room, the number of coats needed, and the type of paint being used. If you're using a primer and two coats of paint, you can expect to spend about six to eight hours on the painting itself. A proper drying time after each coat is needed to ensure that you are not creating pulls and streaks in the soft, gel-like material.

Painting a Whole House

Painting an entire house is a much larger undertaking, and the amount of time it takes will depend on the size of the house, the number of rooms, and the complexity of the job. A small, one-story house might take anywhere from three to five days to paint, while a larger, multi-story house could take several weeks.

You can expect similar amount of time to painting a room. The bigger the room is, you will need more time to prepare and to paint the room. Especially if you're using multiple colours, or doing any special painting techniques, such as stencilling or murals, it will take additional time to complete the job.


One of the biggest challenges of any painting project is choosing the right paint and supplies. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start.

First of all you need to choose the right paint. Choose water based paint for your project. Water-based paint contains lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than oil-based paint, making it a safer and more sustainable option for your home and the environment. Water-based paint is also easier to clean up and has a lower odour, which can be especially beneficial if you are painting a room in your home that you will be living in during the painting process. Additionally, water-based paint dries quickly, which means you can complete your project in less time and with less inconvenience. Get our water-based paints here.

Choosing high-quality painting tools is just as important as choosing high-quality paint. High-quality tools can make your painting project easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. They can also help you achieve a smoother and more even finish, which will make your space look more professional and polished.

For those who are new to painting and are unsure about which tools to get, we offer a Painting Kit that has been carefully curated to match the size of your project. The kit includes all of the tools you will need to complete your painting project, including brushes, rollers, paint trays, and other essential painting accessories. This makes it easy for beginners to get started on their painting project without having to worry about selecting the right tools.

The kit is also a great option for those who are experienced with painting, but may not have all of the tools they need for a specific project. By purchasing the kit, you can be sure that you have all of the essential tools and accessories to complete your project, and you won't have to worry about running out to the hardware store mid-project.

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So what are you waiting for? Start your DIY painting journey and be a Picasso for your living space!

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