Painting the walls is a simple task that you can do yourself and that changes the look of your house without much effort. If it is the first time you paint or you have already done it more times, in this article I bring you some steps to fine-tune the walls of your home, which will help you finish the perfect finish as if it were done by a professional, just like that. This way you will save a little money, which always comes in handy.
With these ideas you will know how to paint any room , living room , hallways , etc. without being exhausting work for you.
Before buying the paint
The key question, how much paint will you need? Each paint has a different performance and is expressed in square meters per liter or per kilo.
The first step is to get the square meters of the wall, it is to measure the height and width, you multiply it and thus you will get the m², add the walls to know how much paint you need.
If you want to know the square meters of the ceiling, measure the floor. For example if your room measures 3 m. wide and 5 m. long, it is 15 m².
Choose the right paint
Take your time to find the correct type of paint for your project, the quality and type of paint is as important as the color to achieve a good result.
I’m going to give you a recommendation, I always buy it in a paint store in my neighborhood, I just have to choose the color and there they prepare it for me and if I fall short, it doesn’t matter because they can make me more, that’s what it’s for your identification code.
Quality brushes and rollers
If they are in good condition you can reuse them, but if not, buy quality brushes and rollers, they may cost you a little more but it does not matter because that way you can use them more times. Ask the paint store so they can tell you which ones are the best for what you are going to do.
You also need to buy masking tape, medium and fine-grit sandpaper blocks, and smoothing paste.
Go over and repair the walls
Clean the walls if they are very dirty with soap and water. If by chance you have some humidity, click here and in this article I will explain how to solve it. Cover all the damage that the wall has with the paste, let it dry and then go over it with the sandpaper. Never paint on top of the wallpaper . To remove it, wet it with a sponge with a tempered solution dissolved in water (this will dissolve the glue from the paper).
Organize the space
Put all the furniture in the center of the room and cover it with sheets or plastic so you can move better. It covers the soil well so that it does not stain. If you have lamps you can protect them with tightly closed garbage bags, but be careful not to light them, a trick would be to loosen or remove the bulbs. This is a good recommendation for how to paint the walls.
And don’t forget to protect baseboards, sockets, window and door frames with masking tape.
How it should be painted
The first thing to paint is the ceiling, to make it easier for you you can do it with an extension cord. First you paint it in one direction and the second hand perpendicular to the previous one. If the previous paint is of a very intense tone and the one that we are going to put is lighter, it would be convenient to give a layer of white so that the final result is more homogeneous. Paint with a brush the corners, the top of the skirting board and everything that the roller does not reach.
Paint the walls from top to bottom , if you give several hands you do the same as with the ceiling, change the direction in each hand so that it covers better.
Open the windows wide so that the room is ventilated and dries sooner. And if you follow all these tips on how to paint the walls, you’ll see how it is easier than you thought. If you like DIY, in this blog I have many articles that may interest you. I hope you liked all these tips that I give you in this post on how to paint the walls and they are useful to save you a few euros. Until the next.
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