Getting A Rough Wall Ready To Paint

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Painting a room can seem like a very simple job. Most people have done this sort of work at some point in their lives, and it shouldn’t be too hard to make sure that you paint between the lines, right? Unfortunately, in reality, this job is rarely as easy as just putting up the new paint. Instead, you have to prepare the wall you’ll be painting, and this can end up being an awful lot of work. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the steps you have to take to get to the end of this journey, all while achieving the look you want within your home.

Removing The Old
This process will always start with some removal of old paint, wall paper, and plaster from your walls. There are few ways to make this easier for yourself, and hard work will be the key to getting it done within a reasonable time frame. Paint scrapers and steamers can be used to make this job go a little quicker, and the technique you use can also make a big difference. Also, check out YouTube before you get started.

Flattening The Walls
With the walls clean of old paint and wallpaper, it will be time to start flattening them. It’s worth doing this, as it will help to ensure that your walls look great once they are painted. Plaster is a great tool for this job. Homes made from plasterboard will give you the option to simply put new boards up, and this can be much easier than having to use liquid plaster.

Preparing Your Workspace
Painting can be a messy job, especially for those who don’t have much experience with it. This makes it worth protecting your floors, furniture, and the other parts of your home which you don’t want to get paint on. Masking tape and white sheets can be an ideal tool for this, making it possible to protect all of your important items without having to spend a small fortune in the process. You could also think about putting things into storage if you don’t want them to get damaged.

The Actual Painting
The painting element of a job like this will be the trickiest, and this is where most people will start to make mistakes. The best way to prepare is to check out some of countless guides around the internet or even consider hiring a professional, which can save time and even money.


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