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To let them paint or not let them paint

We’re getting ready to move and the new house we will be moving to is allowing us to paint the walls. We picked out paint and they provided :D (low voc).. anyway. The kids really got excited and want to help paint their room. Normally we have my fiancé do it but he’s out of town for work and so we will need to get going with the preparations and painting needs to be happening, just wanting some advice or tips for painting with no sitter available to you.?? And advice on painting in general. Also. If this seems like a really bad idea and I’m getting carried away with the “hands on” and what not I’d appreciate the input. Like I said, this is our first..., kids asked to help, super excited.. , we’ve got everything to protect/paint but obviously I’m hesitating lol anyway thank you for reading

  • Anonymous
    May 22

    So idk if it’s just my husband but he is super anal about when we paint our walls. He has to do it himself or we have to hire professionals. He claims that if I don’t have experience painting walls (I have experience as an artist but not painting walls) then I won’t do it right. The coat will be uneven and it will be ugly.

  • Emily
    May 22

    Perhaps you paint 3 walls and leave 1 ‘kids’ wall? Or while you paint, hang a really big piece of paper or contact paper and let them paint on that. Then rotate the paper onto the other walls as you move around the room (or start new one). Then the walls look good but you could hang the ‘paintings’ the kids did.

  • Anonymous
    May 23

    Painting walls really isn't difficult. My mother let me help as a young child and she was super anal about the edging in being perfect. Everything went fine. Just go for it.