How to Paint Your Wall: 10 Easy Steps and Many Tips!

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Want to have a new atmosphere at home? A fresher and more cheerful atmosphere? If you are getting bored with the atmosphere of the house with colors that are “just like that”, you can consider changing the color of the wall paint to create a new and fresher atmosphere. Very easy, right? You just need to replace the wall paint with a new color. If you do it yourself, you don’t have to pay to hire a handyman. You can also be creative for more artistic results according to your interests.

Before you do this, it’s very important to know a few basic things about painting so that the results are what you expect. Come on, follow some of the following directly before you try it.

1. Prepare Tools and Materials

The first thing you have to do is to prepare everything you will need to paint the house. Here are some painting tools that you must prepare: masking tape, duct tape, stairs, sandpaper, newspaper, sponge, detergent, putty, brush, roller, paint tub, and of course the paint you will use. The equipment and materials used do not always depend on the list we mention. You can add or remove tools and materials that you will use when painting the walls. Before you start painting you need to prepare the equipment so you don’t waste your time looking for it here and there.

2. Prepare the Surface

Prepping the surface

The surface of the wall to be painted must be cleaned, dry, and clean, free of dust, dirt, and oil. To clean the dust, you can use a duster, broom, or vacuum cleaner. If there is a large stubborn stain, you can clean it using detergent mixed water and mix it with a sponge, then let it sit for a while until the walls dry. The purpose of cleaning the wall before painting is to produce a smooth, flat surface

3. Cover the Unpainted Part

Before starting to paint the walls, protect the parts of the space that you don’t want to paint, such as window frames, door handles, ceiling edges, and so on. You can cover it with duct tape or masking tape. As for other items around the painting area, you can cover them with newspaper so they don’t get splashed by paint. You should also cover the floor with a newspaper mat or board to keep the floor clean. After painting, don’t forget to immediately remove the duct tape or masking tape. This is done to avoid pulling off the paint if the tape or masking tape is removed for too long when the paint has dried

4. Seal the Cracks in the Wall

If the wall you are going to paint has small holes or fine cracks, it is best to fix it with putty before painting it. Roll out the putty using sandpaper until it’s smooth. Also, apply a paint primer before painting for an even and shiny finish

5. Stir the Paint Before Use

The paint to be used must be stirred first so that it does not clot and produce optimal color. You can also use an electric paint mixer to mix the paint until it reaches an even consistency. Do this to prevent oil and pigment from separating for wider coverage and a smoother finish.

6. Mix Paint with Water Base Or Solvent

Cover the surface of the wall to be painted with a quality water-based or solvent. This is done to make the paint even, smoother, and not easily peeled off. In addition, you can also use a wall sealer to adjust the pH of the cement on the wall with the pH of the paint so that the color of the paint can last longer.

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7. Apply the Base Color

add base wall paint color
Adding base color

If you want to change the color of the walls of your house with colors other than white, you must first sand the walls to remove the previous color. However, if you don’t have much time and feel bothered by it, you can replace it by adding white paint to the wall first. The white-based color will make the paint color you choose as the new wall color lighter. To get the same wall color results, you should do this on one surface area of the wall at a time. Then, you can repaint in about 1-2 hours between the first layer and the second layer.

8. Use a Small Brush

To speed up and simplify the wall painting process, paint with a roller. However, a roller cannot paint all wall surfaces. Before using the roller, it’s a good idea to start painting the trim (outline) or corner of the room that is difficult to reach by the roller, using a small brush. Using a small brush will paint the part neatly and get the desired result.

9. Use the Zigzag Painting Technique

In painting walls, you can do the zig-zag technique from top to bottom repeatedly until the surface of the wall is flat with the paint. Use this technique to even out the colors well and perfectly on the wall surface. It’s a good idea to apply wall paint to make the colors clearer. Apply the first coat of paint, then when it’s dry you can apply the second coat.

10. Clean the Equipment

If the painting process that you are doing is complete, don’t forget to clean the equipment you use, especially the brush, roller, and paint itself. Immediately wash these tools with clean water before they dry and harden. Cleaning this painting equipment is important to keep it durable and so that it can be used for the next opportunity.

After cleaning all equipment, store it properly. Close the paint pack tightly. Also, keep it out of the reach of children. If there is spilled paint, you can sprinkle the spilled area with sand or soil so that the paint absorbs and doesn’t spill.

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Extra Tips!

The following are some tips that you can do if you want to paint your house yourself:

  • You have to spend a lot of time on this project because it takes quite a long time. Perform this task on weekends or holidays so you have plenty of time and no rush.
  • Multiply the length by the width of the room first to find the amount of paint needed to finish.
  • For a more suitable color, try tinting the base paint by adding a little paint that you want to use as the main paint.
  • While the paint is still wet, you can remove the tape. This is to prevent the paint from cracking or peeling off.
  • When painting walls, also consider painting the door while you are completing the painting project.
  • If you can’t finish painting at one time, take breaks between each wall section. Instead of always cleaning your brush at every break, you can keep it wet. This will save you time and water.

So, these are some easy steps on how to paint a wall that you can do yourself at home. After this article, you are guaranteed to be able to paint your own wall!

Best Wall Paint Brands and Prices

1. Avitex

Avitex Paint

Avitex Paint, is an interior wall paint that is processed with the best resin that makes this paint stick perfectly to the wall. Unlike other paints, painting with Avitex does not require a lot of effort – this is because Avitex’s paint pigmentation is very good, so it is suitable for painting the walls yourself. The spreadability of this paint can reach 10-12 square meters per liter with 2-3 number of layers. 1 can of paint Avitex 1kg size is priced Rp29.000

2. Dulux Catylac Wall Paint

Dulux Catylac Wall Paint

Using Chroma Brite technology, makes Dulux Catylac produce stunning bright wall colors that are more durable. Besides being easy to apply, this wall paint is safe for use in the home because it does not contain lead and mercury. Comes in 5kg and 25kg packs, you can get Dulux Catylac starting from IDR 120,000. 

3. Aquaproof Wall Paint

Aquaproof Wall Paint

With its ability to coat the exterior walls of the house from exposure to various weather conditions, making Aquaproof one of the favorite anti-leak wall paint coatings. Made from a polymer base that can prevent water from entering the wall pores, this paint is the choice of many consumers, especially at the beginning of the rainy season like now. Even though the price tends to be cheap at IDR 175,000 per 4kg, Aquaproof is able to provide high quality for you. So, what are you waiting for? Prepare your house’s leak-proof wall paint during the rainy season with a layer of Aquaproof paint!

4. Decolith Wall Paint

Decolith Wall Paint

The longer the walls are, the paint will fade and become whitened. A sign that your paint is chalking is that when you lean against the wall, the paint will stick to your clothing or skin. Decolith, which is the only wall and ceiling paint made from full acrylic, ensures calcification is not a problem for the walls of your home. In addition, this paint is guaranteed safe to use because it is free from lead and mercury. Comes with a choice of brilliant colors, making your home appear fresher and cheerful. Available in packs of 1kg, 5kg, and 25kg, Decolith paint prices range from IDR 32,000IDR 521,000 tofor a 25kg size.

5. Nippon Paint Vinilex

Nippon Paint Vinilex

This wall paint produced by Nippon Paint has proven clear quality. With a drying process that only takes a minimum of 1 hour and easy application with minimal splashes, making Nippon Paint Vinilex also a superstar. The advantages of this paint are anti-fungal, anti-fade, durable, and strong to brush up to 1200 times. In addition, this paint can be applied to the interior and exterior of your home. Available in sizes from 1kg to 25kg, you can get a can of this paint starting from IDR 40,000!

6. No Drop Wall Paint

No Drop Wall Paint

No Drop is a leak-proof coating wall paint that is also the most popular in Indonesia, which has elastic, water-resistant and weather-resistant properties so that it can protect you from the dangers of leaks in the house. The colors are bright and varied can be a beautiful decoration for your home. Besides that, No Drop is also able to overcome fungus, you know! Comes in several variants such as No Drop 100, No Drop 107, No Drop Tinting, Bitumen Black, and Membrane, you can get this paint starting from IDR 46,000.

7. Nippon Paint SpotLess Wall Paint

Nippon Paint SpotLess Wall Paint

Nippon Spot-Less Plus is a premium wall paint that is formulated for interior use, has excellent resistance to household impurities (tea, wine, coffee, ink, hands, lipstick, juice, etc.). This paint has hydrophilic resistance to stains, making it easy to clean. This makes this premium paint very high quality. The advantages of this paint are easy to clean, liquid stain resistance, water resistance, odorless during application and drying, non-toxic (without lead, mercury, and heavy metals), anti-fungal, color does not change easily, not easy to calcify, easy to apply. , easy to repaint, has a high coverability and high spreadability. Spot-Less Plus is suitable for those of you who still have toddlers, you know! Without prohibiting them from exploring color, you can still have a stain-free wall color. You can get this paint in 1kg, 2.5kg, and 20kg packs with prices starting from IDR 98,000 to IDR 1,340,000.

Recommended Wall Paint Stores around Indonesia

1. Warna Abadi Paint Stores

Having stores in 72 regions throughout Indonesia, the Warna Abadi Paint Store provides extra quality services for consumers. This shop serves messages between all regions with terms and conditions and guaranteed affordable prices compared to other paint shops. In addition to paint, a variety of brands, Warna Abadi Paint Store also provides ironwood paint, paint tile, natural stone paint, and many more!

Address: PT. Warna Abadi Mitra Bersama, Jl. Urip Sumoharjo No. 153, Yogyakarta



Telephone: 0274 587100 and 0811 2951915 (WhatsApp)

Operational Hours: Monday – Saturday (06.30 – 21.00), Sunday (07.30 – 16.00)

2. Lancar Paint Shop

In addition to providing various types of paint for various purposes, for For those of you who have difficulty in the wall painting process, Cat Lancar Store also provides warranty painting services. In addition, for consumers who live in the Yogyakarta area, you can also consult the condition of your walls before doing the painting process, the team from this shop will go directly to your house! Not only that, it’s not just shopping online, for those of you who still want to shop offline without the need to meet lots of people in stores, there is also, you know, direct shopping services with the Cat Shop team from home! Very interesting, huh? In terms of price, you don’t need to worry, because they will provide many promotions that can easily be found on their web page.

Address: Jl. Monjali No 21, Yogyakarta 


LINE: @tokocatlancar

Phone: 027 4625414, 0878 39824640

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday (07.00 – 19.00), Sunday (08.00 – 14.00)

3. Mitra10

Being one of the largest material stores in Jabodetabek, you can make Mitra10 the most complete and best paint shop destination. Presenting many types and brands of wall paint, making this shop a target. Not only the completeness of the product, the price and quality that are presented are also very good. Mitra10 also provides delivery services throughout the Jabodetabek area. However, for those of you who choose to shop in person, there is no need to be afraid, because of the large store space and health protocols that are always applied, it makes you comfortable shopping even in a pandemic like today.

Address: Jl. Raya Kalimalang No.7, RT.13 / RW.003, Jakasampurna, Kec. Bekasi Bar., City of Bks, West Java 17145, Indonesia


Telephone: 021 54217373 (Hotline), 0878 84821089 (WhatsApp), 021 88966249 (Mitra10 Kalimalang)

Operating Hours: Everyday (09.00 – 21.00)

So, here are some easy steps on how to paint a wall that you can do yourself at home, along with additional information about the best paint brands and where you can buy them. Hopefully, this article can be useful and help you. Good luck!

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