Library with books

How to Give Your Books a Cozy Home

 

Book shelf

If you’re an avid reader, you probably have a library at home or at least plan to have one. We all know books are gems that should be taken care of properly. After all, they deserve a clean and beautiful home too! So how will you give them the home they’re entitled to?

With spray paint!

Although spray paint is commonly used for vandalizing, it can also be utilized for a good cause. This article will instruct you how to spray paint your current or future library room the easy way and give your books a cozy home!

Prep the Library

  1. Remove all furniture and objects from the library. If you have large furniture that is impossible to take out, place them in the middle of the room and cover it using plastic. Take out light switch and outlet plates as well and put them in a safe area. Using painter’s tape, cover the outlets and switches.
  2. Cover everything that you don’t want to get painted.
  3. Clean the ceiling, walls, and floors using a towel or a vacuum cleaner. If they’re super dirty, use soapy water. You can also combine trisodium phosphate and water. If necessary, fill the cracks and gaps with a filler and smooth the surface. Everything should be free from dirt. Filth will prevent paint from completely sticking on the surface.
  4. Scrape off cracked paint and other bumps.
  5. Prime using a high-quality primer.

Paint the Library

  1. Get your paint sprayer. Remember to invest only in one of the best paint sprayers on the market; otherwise, you’ll be disappointed with the results.
  2. Install the paint in your spray gun and begin spraying the ceiling! If you’re a beginner, it’s best to practice spraying a cardboard first. Also, make sure the nozzle is always perpendicular to the surface and is about 12 inches away from it.
  3. After paint spraying the ceiling, paint the walls. Lastly, the floor. When you paint the floor, do so by rows to avoid stepping on the paint. Tip: Use wall stencils related to your favorite books or characters to give your library a more personal look!

Arrange the Items

  1. Library with booksMake sure to give at least 24 hours for the entire room to dry thoroughly before returning the furniture and the objects.
  2. Before returning anything, plan where everything should be placed first. Should the items and furniture occupy their original positions or be set in a new location?
  3. If you wish, you can even spray paint the shelves and cabinets before returning them.

Here’s a video that can help you use a paint sprayer better. Enjoy!