WEBvisit – Want to repaint the wall of the house? The room without any paint or decoration on the wall will certainly make it seem messy and does not look aesthetic. In addition to adding to the beauty of the room, wall paint will help prevent weathering and also leakage on the wall.
Now to paint a wall, you don’t need to pay fees to hire a handyman and you can do it yourself. Then, how to paint the walls of the house easily and correctly so that the results are satisfactory? Come on, practice the way below.
Prepare the Wall Surface
Before you start painting, you have to make sure the surface to be painted is dry and clean, free of dust, dirt, and oil. In addition, small holes or fine cracks should also be repaired before painting. Protect the part that you don’t want to be painted using tape, paper, or adhesive tape. Also, provide a border between the wall and floor. We recommend that you cover the window to avoid getting stained with paint. After finishing, immediately remove the adhesive tape before the wall paint dries so that the paint does not come off.
Learn How to Use Paint
Before painting, first, consider how to use the right paint to avoid mistakes. Stir the paint first before using it. Use clean water to dilute the paint. For the first coat, dilute the paint with a dose of 20% and 10% for the next layer.
Don’t forget to wear eye protection when sanding and painting. Also, ensure that there is adequate ventilation during painting and drying. If there is not enough ventilation, wear suitable respiratory protective equipment. If the paint is exposed to the skin, wash immediately with water and soap.
Use the Zig-Zag Technique
Painting tools such as rollers will not be able to be applied to all parts of the wall because of its elongated shape. Now, for difficult areas such as corners of the room, use a small brush as wide as two inches for a more perfect painting process. For the trick to paint evenly, you should make zig-zag movements from top to bottom repeatedly until the walls are closed evenly. Apply 2-3 layers of paint.
Clean the Equipment After Use
Wash the equipment immediately with clean water so that it is more durable and can be used again for the next painting process. If you leave it too long, the paint will dry out and you will have difficulty cleaning it.
Save the paint well
Paint packaging must always be tightly closed and kept out of the reach of children. If the paint spills sprinkle sand or soil on the spilled area. Remember, never throw the rest of the paint into a ditch or creek. Dispose of the rest of the paint in places permitted according to regulations. Throwing it carelessly can damage the environment around you, you know. Paint packaging is only used to store paint and cannot be reused for other purposes.
Use a Roller for a Unique Look
In addition to painting the walls with plain motifs, you can also make unique motifs using patterned rollers. How to paint walls using a roller is also quite easy. Select the area of the wall you want to paint and make sure the floor and furniture around the area are covered with cloth or newspaper.
If you can usually paint walls in an arbitrary direction from beginning to end, painting using a patterned roller must be done in the same direction from beginning to end. Begin to paint it from the top-down and apply this technique to the end. This method is done so that the motifs on the wall are not messy.
Create a Motif with Straw Broom
Making unique motifs on walls can be done in a simple way and using improvised tools. To do this painting, you only need a broom. Start with plain paint first using the color you choose up to several layers. Then let stand a few moments and not too long so that the paint does not dry. Next, use a broom and hold with both hands flat. Stick the bottom end of the broom into the wet wall. Drag the straw from top to bottom until it forms a straight line.
Easy enough right? By following a few easy steps to paint the wall earlier, you can get a beautiful wall appearance as you wish. Don’t forget to cover the furniture before you start painting it. Good luck!