Paint your wall like a pro
Prepare to renovate
Have you been staring at flaking and faded paint in despair, yet you’re not sure where to begin? What if we told you that you could have walls you can be proud of once more in just one day?
Before you start
A fresh layer of paint can make all the distinction to the environment of your room, even a lick of dazzling white can have a larger influence than you may think.
Select up some tester pots if you’re undecided on a colour. Attempt painting your choices on to white paper and also stick them to the wall with masking tape, stand back as well as see which ones look the very best, taking your entire room into account.
Cover your furnishings and flooring with dust sheets the night before you start your painting project. This way you can get stuck in straight away the following early morning.
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Paint your walls like a pro
Before you start painting your walls make certain the surfaces are planned for the job so you’re entrusted to a coating to be honored of. Have a look at our ‘Prepping your walls for painting’ write-up for handy ideas.
Action 1, 7am: To ensure you obtain a smooth, professional coating, analyze the surface of the wall for flaking paint, bumps and holes.
Use filler for any holes and fractures. Let it dry, sand down the surface as well as seal with sealant. For flaking paint and bumps make use of a scraper to even the surface prior to fining sand and also sealing.
Step 2, 8am: If your previous paint is satin or gloss it’s a great idea to scrub the walls down with sandpaper.
Use gentle pressure in a round movement – this will assist to develop a layer that’ll aid the paint stick.
Action 3, 10am: Clean your wall extensively to remove any dust or dirt by thinning down some sugar soap in a bucket of water – read the directions on the product for precise measurements. Make certain you’re clothed for the job as well as wear safety glasses as well as gloves, as sugar soap can be an irritant.
Utilize a large sponge to use the blend as well as work it right into the surface. Next, replenish your bucket with clean water as well as clean the wall clean.
Step 4, 11am: Once the wall is dry, cover buttons, sockets and skirting boards with masking tape. If you’re painting it a various colour to the ceiling or nearby walls, run covering up tape along the edges so you get a nice, tidy surface.
In between coats, remove as well as reapply concealing tape to stay clear of the glue removing any paint
12pm: Lunch time! You’ve gained it.
Step 5, 12:30 pm: Now it’s time to start painting. If you’re painting over a darker colour make use of a primer first – we recommend a grey one to make it simpler to cover.
Stir the paint extensively before starting. Apply with a roller in an M or W movement, making use of a tiny brush or roller for the edges and also corners.
3pm: Put the kettle on while the paint is drying out.
Action 6, 4pm: If the wall requires another coat, currently’s a good time to apply it so it has an opportunity to dry. Two coats are usually advised, however check the instructions on your paint for guidance.
Step 7, 8pm: The paint must be dry to touch by now, which suggests you can thoroughly remove the covering up tape and also pack away your dust sheets. Tidy your rollers as well as brushes, and also display your new wall to the globe!
Cleaning up those paint brushes can be a task, but with our ready to utilize paint brush cleaner your brushes will certainly be as excellent as new in no time at all!
That’s a cover!
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