Paint is a colored liquid substance applied on the walls to add color for aesthetic appeal and durable finish. Painting on walls of interior or exterior of a house changes the whole appeal of the area. Painting may seem like a difficult chore, but there are ways to make it easier. Here are some house painting tips and tricks you can start applying today:
Starting to paint on an unclean wall is a bad idea. Walls need to be cleaned properly with a rag or sponge and soapy water, before beginning the painting project. Painting over a dirty wall will gives an uneven texture to the wall after painting. If the surface is greasy it will not allow the paint to form a bond with the wall and could chip off later.
Painting unevenly leaves lap marks which are those ugly stripes by uneven layers of paint buildup. These marks happen when you apply a roll of paint over a partly dried previous layer.
The efficient way to avoid lap marks is to maintain a ‘wet edge’ so that each stroke of your roller overlaps with the previous stroke before the paint dries.
The color in same shade of paint cans vary slightly. To avoid slight difference while painting a large wall, you must mix several cans of paints together in a large bucket before starting the paint. Estimate roughly the amount of paint required for the area you wish to cover so that you don’t mix extra cans of paint unnecessarily.
Painter’s tape or the low stick tape, has a low adhesive that comes off easily and resists peeling off the primer or existing paint on the surface. The tape is worth applying to save uneven edges and it lets us liberally paint the edge of all surface that don’t require to be painted. For example, a junction between ceiling and walls can be secured by these tapes.
Testing the paint surface for its durability in future can be done by an easy method by a simple test. You can get a good sense of the quality of a surface by testing it with a strip of duct tape. Lay a strip of fresh duct tape over the surface in doubt, then rip it off. If flakes of paint more than microscopic size come off, you may need to scrape and then sand.
Purchasing cheap quality rollers and brushes leaves lint or fuzz on the wall. Once these impurities are embedded inside the wall; it will leave a bumpy finish on the surface which is difficult to repair. Inferior quality brushes leave streaky brush marks. Purchase high-quality brushes and be meticulous about maintaining your expensive paint.
Painting a wall is not a herculean task, however, a few tips and concentration towards detailing can leave you with a great finished wall. We at Ruprang provide with the best painting solutions and high-quality paints with a vivid range of color palette to choose from.