Your home needs renovation, but your budget does not allow for significant changes. You decide, then, that painting the walls with house fence color ( สี รั้ว บ้าน which is the term in Thai)can solve the problem and give it a new look.
However, financial reserves do not allow the hiring of a professional painter, so you decide to venture out and face the challenge of painting the walls of your home. But, how to do this efficiently? Check out some tips to help you paint your home walls without worry.
1 – Clean The Wall
The first step is to clean the wall that will receive the paint thoroughly. To do this, use a sponge moistened with a solution of water and liquid detergent. Rub the wall with the sponge to remove dirt.
2 – Outline The Area That Will Receive The Paint
Use masking tape to protect areas that will not receive paint, such as baseboards, plaster moldings, or door trim. Glue the tape to the outer corner of these areas, ensuring that the end of the tape is glued precisely where the wall meets the protected area.
3 – Apply The Primer
The primer is a unique paint that prepares the surface to receive the paint. The product allows better adhesion of the paint to the surface, increases the durability of the paint, and provides additional protection to the painted material.
To apply it, pour it into a container, dip the paint roller in the primer, sliding the roller back and forth to remove any excess and avoid dripping.
Ensure that the roller is completely covered with primer and apply it to a section of the wall, passing the roller up and down until the section is completely covered with a layer of the product.
Continue until the entire wall is covered with a coat of primer, reapplying the product as needed. Suggestion: follow the manufacturer’s instructions printed on the product can regarding the drying time.
4 – Paint The Edges
Start by applying paint to the edges and areas protected by masking tape. Dip a small brush into the paint until it covers about a third of the bristles.
Always apply the paint in the direction from the tape to the wall, covering about seven centimeters of the painted wall. Continue until the surface near the protected areas is painted.
5 – Start painting in the shape of a “w.”
Pour the paint into a container, dip the paint roller into the paint and remove the excess. Slide the roller on the wall in a “w” shape without moving the roller away from the surface. Repeat the procedure, doing the opposite way, back to front, covering the spaces still without paint, until a section of the wall is completely covered. Continue until the wall is covered with paint, and dip the roller in the paint again whenever necessary.
6 – Remove The Masking Tape And Wait For The Paint To Dry
Remove the taped tapes while the paint is still fresh to avoid removing paint that is already dry. Wait as long as necessary for the ink to dry completely.