Splashing a fresh coat of paint on the walls of your home is actually the easiest and the quickest way to give your residence a completely new and fresh look. Newly painted walls can enhance the total appearance of your home and can add immensely to the aesthetic value of the property. However, if you are running out of budget and planning to complete the task on your own, you might not be the only one doing so.
You can easily complete the job as your DIY task during the long weekend, only if you keep the tips mentioned below in mind from the very beginning of the project. Painting does not need any special training and can be done by any able bodied person.4 tips to paint wall on your own
The tips go as follows:
• Prepare the surface: This is actually the most boring part of the job, but essential to give your paint the desired look. Before you start wall painting, scrape and patch it well. You should fill in any cracks or holes efficiently with proper filler and ensure that the surface is completely smooth and free from any dust or dirt.
• Add a shade to the primer: Priming the wall is vital to get the best results of new painting. It holds stains from bleeding, gives great coverage even after a single coat and improves the adhesion capacity of the final paint to be applied. Adding a small amount of the final color with the primer will give it a tinge towards the top coat which will make it simpler to hide the primer with the topcoat.
• Go for clothes and not plastic: Dropcloths are essential for any painting job; and opting for canvas based dropcloths rather than the plastic ones is a wise choice. The canvas drop clothes soak in the paint, eradicating the chance of slipping on it and can be folded easily for use in the corners, which can be a difficult thing to do with the plastic ones.
• Don’t clean your brushes before you are done completely: If you are done painting the walls for the day but have to do more tomorrow, you actually need not to clean up all your brushes and rollers, which is indeed a hectic task. Rather, use any excess paint on the wall, and then wrap them in food wrappers and store in the refrigerator. This will stop the paint from drying and will keep the brushes and rollers usable till the next day.
The above tips are sure to make the task of painting your home wall more effective and less tiring.