Isn’t it true that anyone can colour a room? However, not everyone is aware of the techniques to successfully painting a room. For a beautiful finish and faster clean-up, follow these simple guidelines.
Over the years, we’ve received a large number of painting suggestions from customers and paint contractors. We sifted through them and did come up with this list of painting fundamentals that will help your projects go more smoothly, faster, and with better outcomes.
Create a staging area
Establishing a space for your belongings is the first step in any painting project. Consider the entire project, then assemble all of the equipment and supplies you’ll use and stack them just outside of the room. All of your equipment will be out of the way but still within easy reach. Even during job, you won’t fall over it, move it around frequently, or look for it.
Every patch should be primed
Now that you’ve patched in the dings and dents, isn’t it time to paint? Wrong! All of the patches must be prepared, even the tiniest ones. The painting will absorb into the un prime portions, leaving apparent dull spots (known as “flashing”). Don’t just apply primer with your brush. Brush markings will appear through the paint finish in small ridges. Instead, rub your paintbrush against by the wall to “stipple” it on. The rough texture will more closely resemble that of rolled-on paint. Always get the best accessories and Shop with Two Fussy Blokes.
Paint tracks are created by using plastic drop cloths.
Plastic sheets are excellent for preserving woodwork and furniture, but they are not suitable for use on floors. They slide about on carpets and don’t stay put. Worse, plastic encourages tracking. Drips and spills stay on the surface for a long time and cure slowly, allowing you plenty of time to tread in the paints and track it around. Fabric, but at the other hand, allows paint to dry quickly both above and below the surface. The ideal drop sheets are canvas, although a double covering of old bed sheets would suffice.
Paint freckles are not a good idea
A fine mist is created by rolling painting on the ceiling. Wearing a baseball cap and wearing protective goggles allows you to see your task without squinting. Rub moisturizer on your cheeks, hands, and arms to make skin cleansing easier. Your paint freckles will rinse easily off at the ending of the day.
Seal your paintbrush in a frozen bag if that “quick” painting job didn’t go as smoothly as you’d intended and you need one extra day. Brushes can be stored for up to a whole week without being cleaned if they are kept airtight. But don’t push it; if you do, they’ll dry out and harden, rendering clean-up much more difficult.
Wash the walls down
Lint, dust, and even pet hair attaches to walls due to static electricity. Spreading paint on the wall without wiping it will preserve them for everyone to see in Pompeii-style. Paint clings better on clean walls as well. Before painting, clean the walls with a wet sponge and warm water. Toss in a pinch of dishwashing liquid into the water. Just a few drops are all you need to cut through grease and oily prints without leaving suds to clean up later.