Room painting is surely the great way to enhance character and beauty of a room but there are certain factors without which the paint job would be a messy work. To help you take care of those factors, here is a simple guide which includes effective tips for a convenient and impressive painting job.
- Start with making everything ready. Get the paints and necessary tools from local hardware store.
- Remove movable items from the room instead of covering them. It mainly includes furniture, rug and electronic items. However, you can cover the items which cannot be removed.
- While you are evacuating everything from the room to make it ready for the painting job, you get an excellent opportunity to treat the room walls to get rid of defects. You can apply spackle to fill the holes and grooves, and sand the walls for their smoothening.
- Detach the hardware from the walls, windows and doors. Hardware includes electrical outlets, fire alarms, doorbells, handles, doorknobs etc. Wall paint’s drops on hardware are the worst shape spoilers.
- Make the room dust free. Dust on the walls creates small sized but visible bumps which make the paint job to look awkward.
- Make sure that you are painting the walls immediately after opening the lid of paint’s can. Paint’s exposure to open environment causes change in the color.
- Ensure that you room is free of any mold or mildew. Molds can be nasty as they affect health quite adversely. To remove them, mix water and bleach with 50/50 composition. Use it and you will certainly get rid of the molds.
- Clean the walls by removing the dust, washing them and then drying them out. If previous paint coat is chipping, remove it otherwise the new paint will start to peel off.
- Existence of grease on the walls can make the painting job impossible. To remove grease, you can use Tri-sodium phosphate. You can also use a dilute acid or detergent.
- To know about the time that paint will take to dry out, read the label on paint’s can. By that, you will know about the exact time when the paint job will be done and room will be ready.
- Use masking tape to cover the areas which you do not intend to paint. The benefit of using masking tape is that it will take the excess of paint and not-to-be-painted will be safe.
- Cleaning the drips of paints is usually very difficult. To secure these areas, use the drop cloth.
- If the surface was not painted before, you would need to prime the surface. Moreover, if you are using water based paints, you will need to apply primer even on the previously painted surface. Color of primer also matters while painting the room. Use white primer if you want to use light color paints.
- Start painting the surface. Whether you use the paint brush or roller, it’s entirely up to your convenience. Keep applying the coats until consistency is developed.
- To ensure that edges remain clean, pull the masking tape with 90 degree angle from the wall. Make sure that you are removing the tape when paint is partially dried.
- If you find paint’s bleeding under the tape, apply the patch of paint of the same color possessed by the area which wasn’t to be painted.
- Remove the drop clothes when drips of paint are dried out.
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