10 tips for properly painting walls / ceilings
- Almost 90% of people’s lives are spent indoors – so quality air is one of the most important factors because it affects concentration and the immune system. Indoor air is of better quality when the walls are freshly painted.
- There are a large number of wall paint manufacturers on the market today, so it is difficult for people to decide which wall paint to choose. It is always advisable to research on the Google search engine the tips / experiences of other people with different colors, wall coatings and manufacturers.
- The wall color should be chosen to get a certain effect of freshness in the whole room. With wall painters / painters, the work will be done quickly and professionally. However, sometimes tenants with a little effort and good will can try to paint the walls themselves. Using a roller and a paint brush is really easy. The idea is progressing, so every beginner in painting walls should make the most of these ideas.
- Cheap wall paint looks good while wet. When the paint dries after a couple of days – then you need a few more coats to get well-painted walls. You should always invest money in quality paint for walls that dry quickly (some paints dry in as little as half an hour), so you don’t have to wait all day and night for the next coat.
- To buy painting equipment you also need to invest more money and choose very high quality equipment (roller, brushes, etc.). A cheap and lower quality wall paint roller leaves hair on the walls and does not match the color properly on all sides of the walls.
- Measure the rooms and buy paint materials according to the measurements. For wall surfaces, multiply the lengths and heights of the walls and multiply that number by four. If you want to coat the walls twice — then double the number.
- The standard rule is that approximately 4 liters of paint cover 37 square meters of the wall. Or the ceiling. With some newer paint manufacturers, the consumption is 1 liter of paint for 4 square meters of surface, although this information should be clearly marked on the label of the paint bucket.
- Detail preparation before painting the walls is important. If the preparation is omitted — the final staining results will be worse. All edges of the walls should be covered with protective tape. Floors should be covered with nylon or old newspapers. Preparation often takes longer than painting the walls, although it is always worth the effort and time to prepare. Protecting floors and laminates is important because new paints on the market are more durable and harder to remove (with a wet cloth) when they fall on the floors.
- The walls in all rooms should be cleaned before painting, especially the walls in the kitchen, which are greasy and with more stains from cooking and steam on the walls. Paint does not stick to a wall that has not been cleaned. Degreaser is useful for all the dirtiest places on the walls. When it is cleaner, all the walls are washed with water. Sand all cracks and bumps on the walls. Sandpaper can be purchased at better-equipped paint and varnish shops. Be careful that the sandpaper is not too sharp so as not to further damage the walls. Then wipe these areas with a cloth to pick up dust after sanding with sandpaper. Pick up the dust with a sticky cloth or wrap the adhesive tape on the handle of a tool (broom) and you get a handy means for collecting dust. A hair removal roller can also be a useful tool for collecting dust.
- After wiping the walls, you can literally vacuum the walls with a vacuum cleaner. Then the walls are ready for the first painting.
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