It all starts with the preparation!
A beautiful paint job starts with preparing your plaster, brick or dry sheeting correctly. Having painted thousands of homes over the last 30 years, we know a thing or two about fixing plaster and peeling paint.
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Here’s a few tips if you plan to repair your own walls:
The first thing to when prepping your walls before paint is to patch and fill any holes or divots with a filler. If you have a large hole, you may need to use a drywall patch/plaster patching product and joint compound. Be sure to let any joining/filler compound enough time to dry correctly before applying any kind of paint or primer.
Washing your walls is another important step in the painting process. If it isn’t done properly or done at all, it will have a huge impact your final paint job because paint cannot adequately adhere to a dirty surface.
Over time, your interior and exterior walls can get covered in dust, dirt, and grime. To ensure that paint adheres to your wall for a perfect, lasting finish, clean your walls.
Thankfully, cleaning your walls before painting is easier than you might think!
Start by getting your walls in good shape (see previous steps)
Prepare your room by removing any pictures, mirrors, furniture, rugs or window treatments to the room’s center, then cover with a large drop sheet.
We also advise turning off the electricity at your power box and covering any electrical outlets, light switches, and telephone connections with masking tape.
Next, you’ll need to dust and wash the walls that you plan to paint. You can dust using a large brush, vacuum cleaner or microfiber cloth.
Wash your walls from the bottom up using a nonabrasive sponge. (Your local paint store will have a range of sponges available, depending on the size of the room you plan to paint).
It’s advised to work in smaller areas first, wash and then use a soft, clean towel to remove excess moisture.
Pay particular attention to the middle of your walls, as this is where you will find most marks and stains - as this typically gets the most foot traffic. Wash one wall from top to bottom before moving onto the next one.
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