Watch the video and follow the steps below to brush up on your painting skills and learn how to paint a room in your house that looks as great as Dan and Dani's.
Make sure you select the right paint for the job. Low sheen and semi-gloss paint is ideal for high traffic areas like kids' rooms, while flat and matt paint is good for hiding surface imperfections. Ultra flat ceiling paint is obviously great for ceilings.
Before you start, prepare your workspace. Mask off any areas that you don't want to get paint on, and mix your paint thoroughly to ensure there are no lumps or thick bits.
Using a brush, apply light, short strokes around the edges of your walls, right up to the masking tape.
Stroke in one direction to ensure a smooth, even finish.
Once you've painted a border around your walls, you can use a roller to fill in the rest of the space.
Cutting in is a way of painting freehand, without using masking tape. This is how it's done:
Pour a little paint into a bucket not too much, you don't want to make the brush too wet and hold the brush like you would hold a pencil.
Stroke up and down at an angle so that the bristles of the brush fan out. Only the outer bristles will be doing the painting.
Cutting in can be difficult to master, so practice painting your lines straight along a masking tape line before going freehand.
For more detailed instructions on how to paint the interior of your home, download our Mitre Plan project planner.