- Preparation of the wall before application
- Essential tools for applying paint
- Apply paint: how to do it?
Painting a wall is not a very complicated operation, but it requires a series of preparations to ensure a perfect final result. Between the preparation of the walls, the various tools needed and the application of the paint, follow our advice to obtain a perfect and lasting result.
How to apply paint on a wall
Preparation of the wall before application
Before applying the paint on your wall, it is important to prepare your support. Clean the wall with a degreasing detergent and make sure fill in any holes and cracks using a filler. Then think of applying a smoothing coating to plug the micro-holes, smooth the wall perfectly and guarantee a perfect final rendering. After having sanded everything, proceed to the last step which is the application of the underlayment. The latter avoids the wall to drink the paint and ensures a better grip of it. Once your support is well prepared, you can then switch to the application of the paint.
Essential tools for applying paint
To pass your wall in painting, you will need a number of tools. Equip yourself with a foam roller, paintbrush, paint tray and wringing rack. A telescopic handle will be very practical to access the highest and most difficult to access parts. Also remember to bring a stepladder, a plastic spade to protect the floors, and masking tape to protect skirting boards, door contours, and the ceiling.
Apply paint: how to do it?
After having protected furniture, floors and joinery, you can finally move on to the application of the painting. First paint the edges and angles with a round brush then move to the rest of the wall using the roller. Dip it in the paint and wring it out with the grid to eliminate the excess and avoid drips. Apply the paint on a square of about one meter in vertical stripes then cross the movements.
Stretch the paint maximum to avoid oversize. Repeat the process until you have covered the entire surface to be painted. Let it dry and apply a second coat if necessary.
Remember to remove the masking tape before complete drying, otherwise you will have to cut it with a cutter. Paint your room all at once as the recovery will leave marks on your wall.
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