Painting tips

Guide: Painting walls and ceilings

Purchases prior to painting

Before you start shopping for repair , let’s make a list of things needed . This will prevent us from spending money on excessive amounts of paint, 20 different brushes and objects, which we use not once. Let’s get the best washable paint, tools that we can use repeatedly, protective film and tape painting impermeable paint.

What kind of paint to choose?

Choosing paint color in the store, let’s see it in a different light ( daylight and artificial white, and yellow or cold , or warm). Some of the selling points of paint have special devices for viewing color in different lighting conditions.

When choosing the color we use the template, it is adjacent colors cover the white pages in such a way as to show only the interesting letter color. To acquire 100 % sure let’s do a preliminary test, buy the smallest package available paint – some manufacturers allow you to buy samples. Paint small part of the wall and see how the color behaves in the vicinity of other colors or in different lighting conditions within.

If you do not feel up to the task to assemble yourself the colors in the room, it’s a safe exit will mobilize the color collections, proposed by the paint manufacturers. Collections are selected so that the colors in a group match to each other in any configuration , regardless of whether the use of two or more colors .

We choose ZeroVOC paintes, especially if you are going to refresh your child’s room or bedroom.

Paint roller – a tool that will facilitate the work.

For painting large surfaces us use rollers. Select the type of roller is a matter of taste and the effect you want to achieve when painting walls. The longer the hair , the more visible the structure left on the surface . Shafts ” trimmed ” give a smooth wall surfaces .

For painting large and high surface area and ceilings will be useful extension pole, preferably with a variable length. Roller with extended handle that you can hold with both hands , it is easier to use. The walls of the easiest and fastest way is to paint a big roller. One pass will not only longer, but also more efficient time than if we painted a medium-sized shaft , moving every few minutes the ladder.

Brushes

For painting of structural plaster and surfaces requiring high precision or hard to reach , you will need a paintbrush. A good quality brush has bristles resilient and stable to hold. As a result, the paint is evenly distributed . It is important that after the application of paint , the brush doesn’t drip to the floor.

Protective painters plastic , masking tapes and other necessary painting accessories.

The thicker protective film on the floor and thinner on the furniture , wide and narrow strip paint, paint tray , gloves , possibly a few sheets of sandpaper to grind inequality before painting. The cost little , and you should have these things on hand .

Preparation is half the paint
The more time spent on preparation, the faster and more accurately execute painting and less time spent on cleaning later .

Wash walls and ceilings

Thorough cleaning and leveling the surface before painting , to avoid unpleasant surprises during renovation or some time after. Be Tackle : cracks, dirt and stains caused by mold, mildew or flooding.

Please note that thorough cleaning at the surface, we want to paint, it saves around 10 hours getting rid of stains and streaks formed after the application of paint on the dirty and rough surface .

Foil and masking tape

Before starting work, furniture and floor are secured with foil to zminimalizowć the risk of contamination of surface fresh paint . Masking tape glue harder, pushing it around the edges to avoid leaking paint. Are secured with tape narrower frames , windows, contacts and switches – if they do not take off before you start painting.

Painting walls and ceilings

For painting decide it is better to choose a shaft. For walls and ceilings giving it better coverage and allows for even distribution of paint. Chicago painter Depending on the effect you want to achieve , we choose the length of the bristles. Brush use mainly for painting small areas of irregular shape .

Painting start from the ceiling. At the beginning we put several cm strips of paint around the edges and electrical wires , then start proper painting . If the ceiling requires the imposition of several layers of paint , each successive layer should be applied in the opposite direction to the paint thoroughly covered surface. You should know that professional painters impose a ceiling last layer in the direction of the window to the inner wall , so you could not see the shadow of any streaks. Every time when we gain the paint roller tray button , by filtering the excess .

Second in line are the walls. We begin by painting along the corners, strips and wires. Then move on to small areas , and more leave at the end . The paint is then applied pulls of the shaft up and down. Visitors Counter surface several times in different directions. Let the half shaft cover pre -painted coating.

Important principle of ” wet on wet ”

Painting subsequent parts of the surface of walls or ceilings, Let us join them together when the paint is not yet dry. In order to standardize the surface and eliminate streaks painted piece wygładźmy gentle movements of the roller. To apply this principle , large areas of Visitors Counter in minutes . 2 person ( alone we are not able to do that ) .

Big cleaning after painting walls and ceilings

After completing the painting are secured with all the tools – remove leftover paint from the bristles and soak them in water. Clear out the rollers tightly, shut the cans or buckets of paint. Empty packaging products. Let’s get to the recycling containers . Before protection removal ventilate the painted room .