Step by Step Process of Wall Painting
If you’re a fan of interior design, you know that painting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your real estate asset a fresh look. But it can prove to be an expensive mistake if not done properly. To enable you to paint your home or office like a pro or monitor your paint service provider’s work, we are covering the whole process of wall painting in 5 simple steps:
Step 1: The first step in painting a wall is to prepare the surface. This means removing all screws, light-switch covers, cover all the furniture, protect the floor with a drop cloth or newspaper, and if there’s a gap between your floorboards then place a piece of masking tape over it before you start painting. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck halfway through a project due to not preparing the surface properly.
Step 2: Arrange the required tools and supplies, such as paint, brushes, rollers and roller trays, airless sprayers in case you are using this tool, putty knife, scraper, rags, and painter’s tape (to cover any areas that shouldn’t be painted)
Step 3: Repair any holes or cracks. Using a putty knife, apply spackle over holes, cracks and imperfections on your walls and allow to dry completely. Sand smooth with a fine-grit sandpaper, then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Step 4: Use painter’s tape to protect trim or other areas that won’t be painted.
Step 5: Choose the color of your choice. When choosing a color for your walls, it’s important to choose one that works with your existing decor and helps you achieve the mood you want in your home or office. Once the color has been chosen, pour the paint in a pan instead of directly using it from the paint boxes. When mixing paint, stir the paint slowly, and make sure you mix each pigment well. Apply primer to get better coverage with less paint. Using a primer is an important part of the painting-it helps protect the wall from moisture and stains, which can cause the color to fade or chip or cause complete paint failure. Then use a roller to paint large sections of the wall, even strokes going back and forth across the wall-up down then up again. The idea is to fill in any spaces left by uneven coverage while avoiding drips as much as possible. When painting corners or window sills etc., switch to a brush instead of using a roller so you don’t accidentally get drips on trim or baseboards. Clean up immediately when done-including brushes and rollers-so your equipment doesn’t dry out or become unusable for future projects.
If you have a textured wall, you want to make sure the paint is applied in thin coats that are completely dry before the next coat is added. This will help reduce the chance of peeling or cracking. Also make sure to keep a wet edge when painting. Roll only as far as you can before the paint begins to dry, then go back and paint over that edge with wet paint so there won’t be any visible seams.