How to Paint a Wall by yourself like a professional Painter – CozySphere. How to paint a wall for a weekend activities, well painting a wall althought seems so simple but it needs a planning. Spare some hours before you paint your wall, I personally believe that preparation step before painting a wall is the key for successfull repainting your wall. Dont worry to spend some hours for planning but you will have completely different feel because of good prep step.
Preparation Step is the most important things
Want to have painting result like how professional painter does? yes absolutely you need to spare time, let say one full day for preparation step before do a DIY wall painting.
This is because, the previous hastily painters will result a bad painting, caused the wall to be spotted with unevent, not homogen color mix, uneven lines, this will makes your wall
seems like a big dots in slightly differs color.
Choosing the color for you
Choosing the color can be very relatives one to anothers, since it is concerning with interest and like, my favorite colors can be the color you dont like, or some people it can be overwhelmed to choose which color to use. But dont worry you may copy a color scheme from a home and decor magazines, make a choice and some alternatives colors then make a creation from those choices. Choosing a color can be simplified by looking at the room you want to paint, find the most dominant color pattern of your room, you can pickup the most dominant color pattern from the furnitures, rug, upholstery, or the biggest painting spot on your room. From this dominant color then you can choose other colors in tune ( close variation) to this color. Make sure the color is in tune.
Use light and dark combination, with the rule of thumbs you had to place a lighter color for the upper and the darker used for the bootom area. Simple example, you use dark color for carpet or flooring then going lighter color for wall then to the ceiling is the lightest color.
Preparation before painting
You want to painting without making any dirt to your surrounding, then you have to prepare before painting, such as laying down a canvas sheet or plastic sheet to the floor, to make sure no painting drop or spill. For a free move while painting you need to remove all power outlet, telepon line, and other cables, this is also for safety reason. Use a tape to cover part that cant be removed.
How to make a even surface before painting? You can use a sanding block with 120-280 grit to remove uneven surface. This will result a good smooth wall layer ready for the next step. Use eye protection, and dusk musk ( use the fine one) this will protect you from dust. Sanding with a orbital sander connected to vacuum cleaner will be a good choice to faster the preparation process. When using a manual or orbital sander, make sure to give equal or even pressure to get a same uniform level of smoothness. If you need to remove thick unevent layer then you can apply more pressure. Clean all dust from the wall with a mist of water and a damp microfiber clothes to and then leaves for hours to completely dry. After you had a clean even and smooth wall then check again to find any small defect, cracking, or hole. Use instant cement or chalk to plug the hole.
Use the right tools.
Use a right tools to paint like you need rollers or brushes, take some different sizes the wider and the narrow you will need them in variation to paint a wall. For good painting result at the corner you can use corner brush or a tape to cover one side if it is in different color.
For a good painting result you may use priming agent usualy as a base of painting, it will held to absorb colors well. Priming agent need is you paint a new wall, a damaged wall then you had patched it, or a darker to ligther color.