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Tips & Paint Choices + Photos & Videos 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.

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How to prepare for painting

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.

Tips & Paint Choices + Photos & Videos They have significant advantages:

  • no harmful vapors during painting and drying;
  • normal clean water can be used for thinning;
  • fast drying, short time between coats;
  • excellent resistance to fading;
  • low material consumption;
  • good hiding power.

Here are the most notable benefits of water based paints. When you start using them, you will see for yourself.

Choice of paint

How to paint the walls?

The choice of paint is primarily determined by the place of its application ..


Place of use of paint

  1. If, for example, it is assigned to a bathroom, then the first requirement for it is moisture resistance.
  2. Kitchen paint should have increased durability, because the walls here sometimes have to be cleaned of grease and dirt.
  3. In a residential area, such a paint can also be used, provided that it is vapor-permeable.

Tips & Paint Choices + Photos & Videos This is important to ensure an optimal indoor climate.

Paint composition

Paints for interior work indoors can be:

  1. latex,
  2. mineral,
  3. acrylic
  4. or silicone.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tips for choosing

Approximate knowledge the characteristics of this or that paint in practice is not enough for a competent choice.

  • When purchasing a finishing agent, carefully study the inscriptions on the labels .

    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.

  • Each type of paint must correspond to its purpose and purpose of application. It often turns out that in a particular case, a cheap tool is much better suited for the job than a more expensive one with a different purpose.

Walls inside the house: how to paint correctly

Working tool

For uniform the application of the composition to the surface is usually used fleecy rollers and flange brushes .

Tips & Paint Choices + Photos & Videos 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.

  1. If you have to work with previously painted surfaces , it is enough to rid them of dirt and dust to improve their adhesion to the paint particles. The wall should not have obvious defects - irregularities, cracks, fungal infections, potholes, cracks and crumbling.

  2. If it is painted for the first time , it must be plastered and primed according to all the rules. The walls of the building, made of plasterboard, also need a primer. The applied layer of primer should dry well. The time required for this depends on humidity and temperature, and can take from two hours to a full day.

Tips & Paint Choices + Photos & Videos 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.

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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.

Using the roller correctly

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.

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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.

( 3 marks, average 5 of 5 )