1. Begin by removing the doors. You may need to remove screws and hardware from closet doors with either a hand screwdriver or a drill. If using an electric drill, work slowly to avoid damaging any hardware, drawers, or cabinet doors.
Note: Patch and repair defects and sand as needed. Remove excess sanding dust with damp cloth.
2. Clean the surface of the walls with a bucket of soapy water and sponge to remove dirt and oils before painting.
3. Next, use painter's tape to protect the trim and ceiling of the closet.
4. Use a 2" Purdy Clearcut Elite brush to carefully paint along the edges with Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Flat (Salute SW 7582).
5. With the roller, paint the remainder of the area using the "W" technique. Let dry.
6. Decorate by adding hooks and a bench. Enjoy!
The Before and After:
Warning! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in U.S.) or contact your local health authority.