If a second coat is necessary, wait until the paint is dry to the touch, then repeat Steps 5 and 6.
TOH Tip: When the roller makes a peeling sound on the wall, it’s too dry and should be reloaded.
A gallon of paint covers about 400 square feet. To figure how much you need, add up the lengths of all your walls, then multiply that sum by the room's height. Subtract 20 square feet for each door and 15 for each window. Divide the result by 400 to get the number of gallons you'll need for one coat. Most walls will need two coats.[BR][BR] For the trim in most rooms, one or two quarts should suffice. If your room has a lot of molding, you may need more. If you think you'll need more than two quarts, it is almost always more cost-effective to buy a gallon.
Get about a dozen sheets and cut them to fit the pole sander or fold them for hand sanding.
Get three coarse-grit and three fine-grit sponges.
Get one tube per room.
To fill holes.
One quart will cover patches, but you'll need more to prime entire walls.
for protecting hardware and trim.
Use a shorter nap 3/8 inch) for latex paint on smooth walls; a longer nap ([FRACTION 12]-inch and up) is best for rougher surfaces.