Wall Painting for beginners | PaintOutlet.co.uk

Painting your walls is one of the cheapest ways to give a new look to your house’s interior. But you can’t do it yourself? Hiring a professional might be a financial burden you don’t want to bear at the moment? 

No problem. We got you!

The first thing to do before painting your room is removing the socket covers. Screw them out and put them in a safe place. Before processing on how to paint, its necessary to talk about the pre requisites. Don’t forget the things you need to buy. All you need is a primer, paint, rollers, disposable trays and painter’s tape. 

The amount of paint you’re buying should be calculated intelligently. Do not over buy. Under buying is not a choice you have. Use the length and height equations to find out the area of your walls that need to be painted. Head to the store with these calculations and ask the manager to get you enough volume of paint. 

Start off with painting the ceiling because if you paint the walls first, there is a chance of paint dripping onto the walls. So ceilings first, then the walls and trim at the end. 

Painting the ceilings isn’t a great deal if you approach it with the right method. Use a small brush to do the edges first and then use a big roller for the central ceiling. This will ensure that you do not have any rough area on the edges. Go slow and easy on the ceiling. 

Painting the edges is a task that needs attention to detail. Hold the brush like a pencil and make smooth strokes to prevent dripping. 

One more thing that you need to be careful about is, color composition. Once you find the right composition, make it in a tub big enough that it covers all your walls in one go. Making combinations again and again will affect the consistency of the paint. It might not look different while painting but it leaves a different shade after drying.

The roller might seem to be super easy to use. However, that’s not the case. You need to be careful while painting with the roller. Dampen the roller with a wet towel before dipping it into the paint so it absorbs the paint uniformly. 

Do not dip the roller into the paint fully. Use a steel mesh to distribute the paint uniformly on the roller. Go slow and easy with the roller. Move it in all directions equally so the paint is uniformly coated. 

If you want to use it the next day, wrap it in a plastic sheet and put it in the fridge. 

Talking about painter’s tape, you must read the peel off time on the back of the tape. It will peel off without leaving any mark on the wall if peeled off in that time. 

Last but not the least, clean your brushes before putting them back into the store. You can use a hand shower for cleaning out the bristles of the brush. 

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