Painting walls and ceiling is a common activity which can be done by everyone. We offer you a simple step by step explanation. You’ll find out it’s not that difficult.
How to do the painting
Effect of colours
You can change a room optically by sophisticated use of toning colours. When using light cold shades of colours, (e.g. light blue) the room will look longer. Light warm colours can compensate the lack of sunshine.
If you want bigger rooms to look cosier and warmer, then you should use dark warm colour shades (e.g. brown or orange-red). When painting the ceiling, the light colours can make it look higher. It is useful for newly build objects. The dark colours are useful for old houses with high ceilings to make them look lower. The effect can be even stronger if you paint the upper lines of the walls with the same colour.
Preparation for work
Cover all the furniture with a painter foil. Put the lighter items out of the room if possible. Bulky items of furniture should be placed into the middle of the room. Everything that is not going to be painted (the windows, the door, the baseboards) should be covered with the foil.You can remove the plug plastic covering, but do not forget to switch off the electricity.
Gleyic colours have to be removed as it would be problematic to paint on them. The dust must be removed with a brush from the walls. Any coulour would not stay at dusty walls. With sandy lime plaster, the primer is recommended. Small damaged areas should be smoothed with a filling material.
Even application of colour
To apply the colour evenly, remember not to apply the coulor on the wall right after you soak the brush in the pail of colour. Wipe the soaked brush on the grid. The brush will be covered with the colour well and it will be applied onto the wall evenly.
Painting the ceiling
When you’re painting, always start with the ceiling. Firstly, paint every corner with a flat brush (a bit further from the edge) and then paint the edge. This way you’ll make exact edges. Now paint the area with a roller. Always work while the colour is wet. It means that the previous layer of paint mustn’t be dry sooner than you continue painting with the roller.
Painting the walls
When painting the walls, apply the colour on the wall with a roller, without any system. The irregular paint coat will be covered with by the next layer which should be painted as is the vertical strips. This is the regular paint coat. If the paint shade of the wall is different from the one on the ceiling, cover the painted areas with a crepe.
Cleaning the tools
When you’re working just shortly, you can put away the roller onto the lid of a paint container. When you’re working for a longer time, put the painting tools into a plastic sack so that no air comes in. When you finish, clean the lid and other painting tools precisely with water.
Tips for painting with dispersion colours
The peripheral areas should be painted first by a flat brush. With the first coat, you should paint a bit further from the edge. Then paint the whole remaining area with a thin brush. Then paint the large areas with a roller. You can use a telescopic rod to get bigger space between you and the painted area. You can work more fluently and check if the coat is evenly applied.
Mix your colours according to your wishes. When you’re choosing appropriate equipment for painting the interior walls, you mostly choose the dispersion colours. When painting with dispersion colours, a white – pigmented colour, which is mixed with other colour tones. The toning colours are highly saturated. When mixing the colours, a paint sample card is needed. According to this, you can choose the exact tone of colour. Mix it in colour pain. The colour has to be mixed very precisely so that the smudges won’t appear. Then apply the colour onto the wall and check the result.
Tips for processing dispersion paints
Dispersion colours may be applied with a spreader. Use a face mask and covering for mouth and nose, because the colour gas is dangerous for health.
Not to forget
- dispersion paint
- toning paint
- crepe tape
- painting brush
- roller bucket grid
- bucket grid
- telescopic rod
- flat / round brush