Those who believe that only a professional master is capable of perfectly painting a wall are mistaken. Having carefully studied the basic techniques of painting, even a novice lover of repair work will be able to cope with this task.
TOP 5 secrets of perfect wall painting
Rule 1: align the walls carefully
A professional master, before starting to paint the walls, devotes a lot of time to preparatory work. Surfaces are carefully inspected for defects (holes, chips, and scratches).
The walls are leveled with high-quality putty and must be primed with deep penetration compositions.
Advice from the master: the paint will lie perfectly evenly on a clean surface. Before painting the walls, walk over them with a soft brush, and even better with a vacuum cleaner.
Rule 2: comply with the conditions of the correct temperature and humidity
A true professional knows exactly what temperature and humidity level should be in the room so that the paint is light evenly. The beginner of the repair work will learn the necessary parameters will help the manufacturer's instructions on the paint label.
The secret from the master: not everyone has a hygrometer. It makes no sense to buy it for several hours, because a hygrometer from the aquarium, borrowed for a while by good friends, will help measure the humidity in the room.
Rule 3: choosing the right tool
The professional master, of course, has special clothes that not only protect against paint stains, but also maintain a comfortable body temperature. Painting tools also deserve special attention.
So for painting large areas it is more convenient to use a roller, and for painting hard-to-reach spots a brush. When choosing a roller and brush, you need to pay attention to the quality of the pile.
It should be thick, firmly fixed on the handle. It is also necessary to check that the roller fits easily in the hand, does not rotate and does not slip. A short-nap roller is ideal for painting smooth walls.
For surfaces with irregularities (for example, walls covered with textured plaster), rollers with a long thick pile should be selected.
A secret from the master: the familiar paint tray is often overturned. An ordinary grill will help to avoid this problem. By rolling a roller over it, smudges and spots can be avoided.
Rule 4: paint in two layers
A professional master knows that only two layers of paint can give a saturated color and uniform coloring. Also, the surfaces are painted in two colors.
Proven in practice: a wall that is worse lit needs to be painted a tone lighter. The same rule applies to walls with textured plaster.
The secret from the master: you can achieve uniform staining if you first brush on a vertical, and then on a horizontal plane.
Rule 5: work strictly according to the rules
Professionals of wall painting always follow a clear sequence of actions: preparation, application of paint.
It is very important to adhere to the necessary temperature conditions during paint work. Do not rush, clearly wait for the drying time of each coat of paint.
Accurate, phased work, correctly selected materials and tools - the key to high-quality wall painting.
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