If you are thinking about renovating an environment in your house or even the whole house, an item that cannot be missing is paint! In addition to giving a new look to the space, painting the house lifts the mood, completely changes the decor and can be a lot of fun!
For this, you can count on the help of a professional or get your hands dirty, in this case, the paint, and use and abuse your creativity to make each environment even more special!
Although it seems simple to paint walls, it is essential to pay attention to the necessary items and, mainly, to the preparation before actually painting.
We’ve separated a step by step to guide you on this adventure:
To make the job easier, it is important to remove as much of the site as possible and cover the rest to avoid paint spills. Also line the floor and use adhesive tape to delimit the paint on the baseboards.
What will you Need:
To paint an environment you need some items in addition to paint! If the painting is just the walls of the room, everything is simpler. Some of the basic materials you will need are: paints (make the correct math for the size of the wall), wall sealer or preparer, plastic canvas, 150 fine sandpaper, paint roller, paint tray, spatula, spatula, masking tape.
Preparing the wall that will receive the painting is very important for the final result to be good! If there are cracks or moldy and damp areas, they must be corrected with the Paint, which usually comes ready for use and application.
Recommendations are to sand the wall surface with a fine sandpaper, then cover the cracks by placing a small amount of spatula on the spatula and applying it to cover. Tips to detect pipe in wall before drilling
After applying the Paint, wait at least 2 hours and sand the area again until it has no undulations.
On walls with excess moisture or mold, the ideal is to remove the flaking paint and mold with a spatula and apply an anti-mildew paint or sealer on the spot. After drying, the Paint must be used in the same procedure mentioned above.
Sealing is a very important step before the wall receives paint and is recommended, mainly, for new walls that have never received paint and for places with a lot of humidity.
The sealer helps to increase yield and leave the area to be painted ready for final coats. It fills in small deformities, making the wall more homogeneous.
New walls tend to “suck” a lot of paint, so the sealer not only helps to prepare better but also saves money on painting.
In addition, another advantage is that this product usually already contains anti-mildew action, preserving the wall for longer.
At this stage, it is important to pay attention to the recommendations of the ink that will be used.
Acrylic paints can be diluted with a percentage of potable water, thus increasing their performance and facilitating application on walls, pay attention to the amount recommended by the chosen brand.
The best part starts here! Place the already mixed paint into the paint tray. The tip is to start with the corners and “cutouts”, that is, around windows, doors and baseboards.
After that, the painting of the rest of the wall must be done with the roller and vertically downwards and upwards.
Do not soak the roller too much, preventing it from splashing or running down the wall and try to paint thin layers with an interval of at least one hour until the second coat.
The common thing is that in two coats the result is as expected! After the final drying, just remove the tapes used for the cutouts and enjoy your renewed environment!
So, did you like these tips? Choose colors that match your home and family and enjoy a home full of color and life!