Here are some 7 + 1 tips for painting your home.
These tips help someone who wants to either do the work alone or hire a professional on their own but wants to have a picture of the important points for painting walls and more.
Especially in painting a house internally we all want the best possible result as it is the space where we spend several hours and we want the environment to be pleasant.
1.To avoid color differences on the same surface, run the entire wall vertically and keep a wet roll
By color differences we mean ugly stripes at different levels of paint. These spots occur when you pass the roller over paint that has just dried even slightly. The secret is to keep the roll wet, so that the outline of the previous brush is covered by the next one before it dries.
To achieve this effect, start at an angle and make vertical movements with the roller along the height of the entire wall by slightly moving the outline of the paint. Make corrective moves where necessary even at subtle points.
Do not let the roll reach just before it dries and dip it back into the boat so that it is always half full. Hold the roller with its support towards the side you have already painted. This puts less pressure on the other side and minimizes the phenomenon we described earlier.
2. Mix several boxes of paint in a large bucket for a homogeneous color throughout the room
The color may vary from box to box. If you need to open a new box in the middle of the wall, the difference can be noticeable. Shuffling the boxes eliminates the problem.
When the need for color is difficult to assess, it is better to add more than less. You can always pour the paint that will be left in the boxes again.
3. Allow the paint to dry and then cut the tape carefully for the perfect result on the skirting boards
Once the paint is dry, you cannot just pull the tape off the skirting board. A thin layer of paint is created between the film and the wall and peeling off the film tears pieces from the dry color of the wall. So before you pull it, cut the edges.
Wait for the paint to dry completely for at least 24 hours and then use a sharp paper cutter or knife to cut between the paint layers. As you cut the paint, pull the tape at a 45 degree angle.
4. When painting a house, start with the skirting boards, then the ceiling and the walls
Professionals usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the skirting boards first, then the ceiling and then proceed to paint the walls. This is because it is easier and faster to stick tape to the skirting board than to the walls. You definitely do not want to put tape on both surfaces!
5. Prime the surfaces to avoid stains and prints on the walls
Freshly painted walls often look stained and uneven-rough. This is usually caused by holes or cracks in the wall. The pores of the wall at these points absorb the color unevenly and when light hits these points, stains are created. A quick primer is what is needed to avoid this.
6. Clean the dirty surfaces so that a smooth and clean surface is formed after painting the house internally
If you paint the walls over any stains, greasy surfaces, the paint will easily peel off or get dirty. So before painting the walls, clean the dirty areas of the wall as best you can with special cleaners. You can find them in paint shops and they are ideal for the kitchen and the bathroom where the stain marks are usually more easily presented.
Wipe the walls in a circular motion using a cloth or cloth. Start low and work your way up. Fix any cracks or holes in the wall.
7. Use the roller very close to the edges of the wall to continue painting
Corners and areas above the skirting boards or around the frames, which are painted with a brush, have a noticeable difference in the uniformity of color from the surrounding color. To achieve the perfect result once you paint with the brush, paint immediately before the paint dries.
+1.Use cotton fabrics rather than plastic
You can not avoid dripping paint or dropping drops on the floor no matter how careful you are. It is better to take care than to wipe after the stains and to be trained to remove them from the marbles, your tiles or wooden floor. All you need to do is place a large clothing your work area.
If you use a plastic nylon, there is a risk of slipping and if you put a ladder it may not be as stable. Worse still, stains on the plastic stay wet and can end up on your shoes and be carried around the house without you realizing it.
Even with the fabric, however, large stains must be wiped off immediately because otherwise they will be absorbed from the floor. Clean prints with paper towels or old cloths. In the worst case that you can paint on any surface, you should wipe it immediately to avoid the worst.