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Tips for Painting Your Own Walls
Painting the walls of the house is indeed something that looks trivial and easy to do. But if it is not done properly, there will be a risk of repainting which of course takes more time and costs.
To ensure that your painting process gets perfect results in one try, follow these tips on how to paint a wall to achieve maximum results like a reliable painter.
Sand the Uneven Surface
To get a smooth and even paint finish on walls, ceilings, and wood furniture, you need to start with a flat surface. You can use sandpaper to level the surface of the wall to be painted for a smooth, flawless finish.
Without a flat wall surface, the final wall paint will also be wavy and untidy. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you do a smoothing before starting to paint the walls.
In general, you can use 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface of the wall to be painted. For best results, it is recommended that you sand vertically from the bottom of the wall to the very top.
Use Quality Products
In addition to how to paint a wall that is good and right, the quality of the product you use will also affect the final wall paint. Avoid buying low-quality products, especially for wall paints and brushes. Cheap brushes generally have uneven lint, which can reduce paint efficiency and reduce paint finish. A quality brush has neat and more durable fibers, so you can use it again at a later date. A quality brush with a size of 2.5 inches is highly recommended, as it can be used to paint a variety of surfaces.
Choosing a quality wall paint product will also facilitate the painting process and retain the paint color longer. In addition to its durability, quality paint products also have a more durable color and can be easily smoothed over the entire wall surface, making it more efficient in their use.
Protect Furniture from Paint Drops
When painting the walls of a room, you don't have to bother moving all the furniture in the room. This will take more time and effort. Gather all the furniture to the center of the room, and cover it using plastic taped to the floor. Apart from protecting your furniture from dripping wall paint and dust that has fallen due to the sanding process, this step will also save you time.
Use Canvas Cloth for Floor Protector
Professional painters don't usually use old rags as floor protectors, and you shouldn't do that either. You also shouldn't use plastic to protect floors from dripping paint. This is because household fabrics and plastics do not immediately absorb paint liquid that drips onto the surface, so there is a risk of paint flowing and spilling onto the floor.
Use a canvas cloth (like the one on a painting canvas) which is absorbent in paint, so there is no possibility of the paint splattering and staining the floor of the room. Canvas fabric is also very durable, so with one purchase, you can use it multiple times to paint other rooms in your home.
How, do you feel like an expert painter after reading the tips on how to paint the walls above? Don't forget, choose Dulux paint that is high quality and durable for maximum results.