As a design solution, wall painting is again gaining a forgotten popularity. This is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to renovate your interior.
In terms of aesthetics, painted surfaces are not always inferior to different wallpapers and other types of wall coverings. But in terms of the degree of reliability of the result, as well as in terms of service life, it is difficult to find an equivalent alternative to them.
A separate bonus can be considered a low fire hazard, environmental friendliness and ease of maintenance of painted walls.
As with every finishing method, painting has some characteristics that are important to consider. Carefully selected paint and its competent application will transform your walls and protect them from adverse influences.
What paint to paint the walls in the house?
Long gone are the days when alkyd and oil enamels were used for interior painting.
Today they are used more for driveways and industrial premises. Most often, water-based paints are used for interior work today.
They have significant advantages:
Here are the most notable benefits of water based paints. When you start using them, you will see for yourself.
How to paint the walls?
The choice of paint is primarily determined by the place of its application ..
This is important to ensure an optimal indoor climate.
Paints for interior work indoors can be:
This type of acrylic leaves behind a matte, even surface.
Such walls can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Some types of these formulations can be used in rooms with high humidity.
The latex added to makes it more moisture resistant.
This allows her not to be afraid of even direct contact with water, which allows her to be successfully used for decorating bathrooms and showers. Latex dyes can mask small imperfections (up to a millimeter wide), so they do not need a particularly thorough surface preparation.
Silicone paints have similar characteristics to latex paints.
The surfaces covered with them can also be wiped and washed with special products. The good hiding power and elasticity of such a silicone water-based paint make it possible to close even 2 mm defects without having to carry out repairs before.
Unlike latex, this coating remains vapor-permeable and continues to breathe. Such products are quite safe and can even be used in children's rooms.
Mineral water-based formulations are also great for painting walls inside the house ...
They have sufficient durability, are not afraid of water and detergents. It is especially convenient to apply them on plastered, concrete and brick surfaces. Slaked lime or cement, which are part of their composition, provide good adhesion of the paint to the working base.
Approximate knowledge the characteristics of this or that paint in practice is not enough for a competent choice.
In addition to the name and composition, there are always manufacturer's recommendations on how best to use it. The most expensive is not always the best option.
For uniform the application of the composition to the surface is usually used fleecy rollers and flange brushes .
To wet the roller with paint, it is most convenient to use special cuvette trays . To reach the high point, use the telescopic handle onto which the roller is placed.
The texture of the painted surface depends on the length of the nap of the roller - the longer it is, the rougher it will be!
Preparing the walls
Any base before starting painting work must be properly prepared, including all the joints between the plates must be sealed.
The paint for the first coat can be thinned slightly.
The required amount of the product is poured into a separate container, then water is added there in a ten to one ratio. The paint consumption can be calculated in advance.
If you do not want to stick the tape to the skirting board, use the long trowel , which is positioned at the bottom of the molding so that it obstructs paint splashes.
When the trowel is removed, you will see an even layer of paint just under the baguette, which will not be damaged and will remain clean. Of course, before the next application of the spatula, it must be well cleaned.
If the work surfaces are adjacent to other surfaces that do not require painting, the seam is protected with unnecessary newspapers or masking tape . It is undesirable to leave the latter in place for a long time; it is better to remove it within thirty minutes after the end of work.
In the corners the walls are painted over with with a flute brush , and everything else is possible feel free to handle with a roller. Except in various difficult places, where you also have to use a brush.
A small amount of the coloring emulsion is poured into the tray.
We lower the roller there, wait for it to take in the paint. We take it to the ribbed layer of the cuvette and roll it several times, removing excess paint and distributing it evenly over the pile.
Then the roller is pressed against the wall, and the paint is rolled over its surface in smooth movements. Then, in the same area, the direction of applying the paint and rolling it out must be changed (up and down, then left and right). This will distribute the composition more evenly.
You can paint on small areas, chosen at random: while it has not yet begun to dry, the adjacent zones are painted over, trying to achieve uniformity, especially at the junctions. This way you will be able to make the transition between the individual zones almost imperceptible, and the surface will look uniform and monolithic.
When using water-based products, painting should be carried out at least twice.
Usually, the second coat can be covered in one to two hours. Do not worry if suddenly it seems to you that the paint is not too dense and translucent.
This is a feature of this type of composition. Gradually, as it dries, it will gain color and density.
After applying the finishing layer of paint, you need to wait about a day before you can evaluate the result of your work.
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