Child's Dream Bedroom before picture with white walls with crayon stains Child's Dream Bedroom after picture with pink and yellow painted walls

Child's Dream Bedroom

Child's Dream Bedroom before preview picture Child's Dream Bedroom after preview picture
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A striking honey-hued accent wall and vivid yellow and pink furniture transform a boring bedroom into a child's dream space. They've grown out of the “coloring on the walls” phase, so their bedroom should too! Crayon stained walls don’t stand a chance against KILZ 2® All-Purpose primer, while KILZ® Chalk Style Paint adds character to a kid-sized vanity and dresser.

ACCENT WALL

Dream Room after picture
Dream Room before picture

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ 2® All-Purpose Primer
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Yellow Duckling LE150-01
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat in
    Plumeria Lei LH110
  • 3/8"-1/2" Nap Paint Roller
  • Paint Tray
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush
  • Drop Cloth
  • Tape
  • Damp Cloth
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Wipe down the chosen accent wall with a damp cloth to ensure it is clean and free of dust. Allow the surface to dry.

Step 2:

Tape around the baseboards, trim and moldings.

Person applying painter's tape to a baseboard

Step 3:

To block the light crayon stains and ensure a perfect finish, apply 1 coat of KILZ 2 All-Purpose primer using a brush first to “cut in" around the edges, then use a roller to fill in. Allow 1-hour of dry time.

Pro-tip:
If the crayon stain is still visible after priming, this is normal. Primer will not always completely “hide” the stain however it will block it from bleeding through to the topcoat. The topcoat paint will completely hide the stain.
Pro-tip

Step 4:

Next, apply KILZ Complete Coat in Yellow Duckling LE150-01 using the same application method as the primer (using a brush first to cut in around the edges 4 to 6 feet at a time, then use a roller to fill in those sections before moving along). Once finished with Yellow Duckling LE150-01, follow the same steps to apply the second accent color in Plumeria Lei LH110. 

Person applying yellow paint to a wall

Step 5:

Remove tape prior to paint drying, step back and admire your work! 

VANITY REFRESH

Before and after pictures of a vanity

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ 2 All-Purpose Primer
  • Paint: KILZ Chalk Style Paint in
    Yellow Duckling LE150-01
  • Screwdriver
  • 100-150 Grit Sandpaper
  • 180-220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Damp Cloth
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush
  • Drop Cloth
  • Tape
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Remove drawers and hardware.

Pro-tip:
Put the screws back into the hardware, then seal the hardware and screws in painter’s tape and label it. It’s always best to put every screw back exactly where it came from. That will put the least amount of stress on the wood.

Step 2:

Sand the surfaces of the vanity. Do a first pass with 100-150 grit sandpaper then finish with a second pass of 180-220 grit sandpaper, always moving the sandpaper in the direction of the wood grain. After sanding, wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any dust or residue and allow the surface to dry before moving on to primer.

Person sanding the top of a pink vanity

Step 3:

Apply KILZ 2 All-Purpose primer, moving in the same direction as the wood grain for best results. Allow primer to dry for 1-hour.

Person applying primer to the top of a vanity

Step 4:

Next it’s time for paint! Prepare KILZ Chalk Style Paint in Yellow Duckling LE150-01 by shaking the container thoroughly before opening. Apply the paint using a nylon or polyester blend brush, moving in smooth strokes that go the same direction as the wood grain. Allow 1-hour dry time.

Pro-tip:
KILZ Chalk Style Paint is formulated to be rich and concentrated to provide excellent hide and coverage. If you find this product to be too thick, add up to 2 oz. of water per quart to thin it to the desired thickness for smooth and easy application.
Pro-tip

Step 5:

Finish by applying a clear spray paint to the entire surface of the vanity. Once dry, reattach the hardware and you’re done!

Person applying clear spray paint to a vanity

DRESSER REFRESH

Before and after pictures of a dresser

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ 2 All-Purpose
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat in
    Plumeria Lei LH110
  • Screwdriver
  • Damp Cloth
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush
  • Paint Tray
  • Drop Cloth
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick

WHAT TO DO

Add a fun pop of color to a child’s dresser by painting the drawers a bright accent shade! Follow the same directions as outlined for the vanity, priming with KILZ 2 All-Purpose and then using KILZ Complete Coat in Plumeria Lei LH110 for the drawers and a favorite neutral for the dresser’s body.

Step 1:

Remove drawers and hardware. 

person removing drawers
Pro-tip:
Put the screws back into the hardware, then seal the hardware and screws in painter’s tape and label it. It’s always best to put every screw back exactly where it came from. That will put the least amount of stress on the wood.

Step 2:

Wipe down the entire surface with a damp cloth to ensure it is clean and free of dust. Allow the surface to dry.

person wiping down drawer

Step 3:

Apply KILZ 2 All-Purpose primer, moving in the same direction as the wood grain for best results. Allow primer to dry for 1-hour.

person painting drawer

Step 4:

Topcoat with KILZ Complete Coat Semi-Gloss Paint in Plumeria Lei LH110 and your dresser transformation is complete!

person top coating drawer