Work planned? A move maybe? It often happens to us to improvise a painter for a day to refresh a room. Unless a big painting job requires professional experience, no one needs to be very experienced to complete a painting project at home.
Things to do before you start painting
Before even starting your painting work, it is essential to carry out a few steps to properly prepare your project.
>> Warning, before moving on to the stuff, think about this:
- Determine the brushes you will need according to your type of paint and the finish used;
- Choose the right rollers so that the paint spreads easily;
- Protect your floors from possible paint stains;
- Provide a small stepladder to reach the top of the walls;
- Put on old clothes.
Clean your rollers before you start
Even if they are new, you should clean your rollers with hot water before starting work. This will limit the detachment of hairs and particles. In addition, a slightly damp roller facilitates adhesion to the paint. Be careful, however, of excess water which may slip behind the scenes.
Use a broom and damp cloths to remove dust from your walls.
Nothing is more unpleasant than spreading dust in a new coat of paint. Use a broom with damp cloths to remove dust, and be sure to sweep the floors well to prevent dirt from rising up during your work. Also remember, in addition to cleaning, to prepare the walls well if there are any repairs to be made.
Apply petroleum jelly to the screws you do not want painted.
If you want some screws to keep their metallic appearance, you can coat them with petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline ) before painting. Once the paint has dried, you will only have to rub them with a dry cloth and the screw will return to its previous color. Additionally, you can add masking tape to protect your moldings before painting them.
Wrap a rubber band around your paint gall on to remove excess
Rather than using the outline of the gallon to wipe off your brush, wrap a wide rubber band around it to remove excess paint. This will limit damage, while keeping your container clean and easy to open in the future. Did you know that there are different come out of brushes depending on the type of paint chosen? Keep in mind that choosing the right brush for your needs will help you work more efficiently.
Use plastic wrap to cover objects that are difficult to move.
Some objects are difficult to move and get stained easily, especially when painting in the bathroom or in the kitchen . Rather than using thick, bulky towels, you can just use plastic wrap to protect them. Don’t forget to recycle it after the work!