Precautions before starting to paint
If you do not want to spend long hours cleaning traces of paint on your floors and furnishings cover these surfaces with sheets of paper, fixing them into the sockets with tape, never use newspaper as the printing often leaves stains. If you prefer, cover the furniture and tables with cloth, but do not forget to fasten properly. The light switches and outlet can protect themselves with paper and masking tape.
The first step before painting is to clean the surfaces, especially areas with grease stains, wipe with detergent and water.
If the wall has rust stains or moisture, or grease them that resisted washing, appropriate to place a thin layer of insulating varnish or exterior paint to prevent the re-emergence after application of the paint.
If the ceiling is cracked, however fine they may be, shall fill them with fillings, using a round brush. Once dry, sanding will leave the sector completely smooth.
If the wall has a number of previous coats will have no alternative but to remove those layers remover. Put on your one pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands and begin the operation by applying the remover with a brush. Take care to ventilate the air while performing this task and follow to the letter the instructions accompanying the product. Remember that beyond any advice for individual cases, every wall needs to be cleaned and sanded prior to placement of the painting.
When preparing the paint used to calculate the amount, as it is very difficult to get the same tone. When you remember that mixing pure colors with warm colors (red, yellow, orange) require the incorporation of the target and that fail to fully cover the surfaces.
If you use acrylic paint, water or latex should be added in the first layer or base layer, a fifth of water. If the ceiling is best to use pure painting, but if you want to add water take into account that it shall not exceed 10 percent.
Usually colored paints need only one base layer, if necessary to do a second coat with pure painting.
When calculating the amount of paint you will need to give the base coat on the ceiling remember that a liter of paint ready to apply covers an area of six square meters.
Start with the ceiling and continue on the walls. To make it easier to place a roller handle extension that allows you to easily reach those heights. Remember to drain the roller to keep it from dripping paint (and her hair totally jock)
The angles in general should be painted with flat brushes, if unions is the roof with the wall, and both pose a distinct color, must be very tedious to comply with the limits. Once painted the corners may be devoted to the walls, paint them from the bottom up. Immediately and with the intention of matching the paint applied in the transverse direction. Finally apply the last layer in the same direction as the original paint.
Care of brushes, paint brushes and rollers
If your first experience has been a success, will certainly have other opportunities to test his skills as a painter. That and the cost-saving means to buy the utensils every time you intend to paint we recommend a careful and keep them clean for the next experience.
If you used water-based paint must be cleaned under running water all the brushes, brushes and rollers or well completed the task to prevent the material from adhering.
If used synthetic enamel, the first step is cleaned with solvent by rotating the utensils in a container. Then, after thoroughly drain, shall give a second bathroom, this time inside a container of paint thinner. The third step is to wash with soap and water and rinse carefully arranging the bristles to prevent deformation during drying. Remember that this type of enamel only reusable brushes and paint brushes, rollers left unused.
One trick to rescue hardened brushes is immersed in a thinner container and leave them there for several hours. Once the product penetrated and softened bristles, proceed to repeat the process, but renewed the diluent. Then submit them to an intensive washing with soap and water.
Whenever you work with solvents (turpentine or paint thinner), do not forget to protect your hands.
All these products can damage the skin.
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