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Lacquer a wall

Ideal for wet rooms, lacquering a wall requires maximum precision and delicacy. The preparation work done upstream of the painting must be particularly careful. To succeed in this delicate operation, follow the guide.

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Tools and materials needed:

Masking tape.
A metal brush.
A coating of filling.
A surface hardener.
A sander.
A medium-sized brush with a round, special glycero.
A vacuum.
A knife to coat.
Sandpaper with very fine grain (240).
A lacquering roller.
A mixer.
Lacquer of very good quality.

Step 1: preparing the piece

Install tarps on your floor to protect it.
Mask your baseboards, switches and other electrical outlets with masking tape.

Step 2: Surface preparation

Before you start lacquering, you must make your wall perfectly smooth.
Start by removing the old coating. If it is wallpaper, then it will take off. If it is a question of painting it will be necessary to sand it with the abrasive paper or the sander for larger surfaces.
If your walls are chipped, remove the damaged parts by rubbing them with a wire brush.
Then apply a filler and a surface hardener.
Finally, roll a sub-layer of primer.

Step 3: Preparation of the lacquer

Open your lacquer jar, then turn it briskly with the blender.
Check on the packaging if any solvent needs to be added to the paint.

Step 4: lacquering

With the round brush, first apply the first layer to the corners and moldings, stretching the paint as much as possible.

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Then laque roll the first layer of your wall cross-passes while stretching the paint well. Avoid at all costs to create extra thicknesses.
Let dry this first layer then sand the wall with sandpaper and dust off with a brush or vacuum cleaner.
Once the surface is perfectly smooth and dry, proceed to the second layer, still stretching the paint roller.

Wait at least a week before hanging or gluing anything on your wall.

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