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Painting Methods

A brief overview of the basic methods of painting and applied tools and technique of painting the walls in a nutshell.


Beautifully painted walls are the pride of any home or apartment. Refresh their new color can be carried out by skilled, who will do it professionally or take care of this task alone. Painting walls a lot of people seem trivial issue. If, however, we want to do this yourself, we should first trace the applied techniques and the use painting tools. Such information will allow us not only to avoid errors but also get the perfect effect on the walls both in terms of visual and useful. The following are the list of the most popular ways of painting walls and ceilings.


This is the most basic method of applying paint to the surface of walls and ceilings. It is characterized by low productivity in the case of mineral substrate, and for this reason it is most often used for painting details and small, hard to reach surfaces. A good solution is to use for this purpose the angular brush. Brush also is well suited for decorative plaster and stucco.
Deciding on brushing, we must remember not to impose high viscosity paints on a smooth surface, because there is a high risk of streaks. Brush well suited for priming, because it enables the penetration depth into the substrate preparation. For this purpose preferably use a brush bench called. wide brush.


Application by roller

The shaft is one of the most popular tools for painting walls and ceilings. Willingly choose it to both amateurs with professionals for its ease of use, relatively evenly distribute the paint on the painted surface and also the rate applying successive layers. Ideally suited for mineral substrates. When painting remember the roller to apply paint cross traffic which allows for even distribution layer, as well as covering uneven ground.
Choosing a roller, notice of which it is made. Water-based paints work well with plastic rollers, and paint solvent models with natural materials. With oil paints sponge rollers prove themselves.


Air Spray

Air Spray is the delivery and sprayed paint from the tank through a special hose and spray gun.
It is a very efficient method of applying paint, but its undoubted disadvantage is the need for a special equipment. Before using air spray paint must strain to remove debris that could potentially clog the spray gun.


By airless spray

In this case, the paint exits the spray gun nozzle at high pressure through a small opening which allows the precise and uniform application of the paint.
This modern method, which is characterized by high efficiency, but because of the expensive equipment it is used only when painting large surfaces. Furthermore, the spray device to be used as recommended by manufacturers of paint, preferably with a high homogeneity, so as not to clog the nozzles of the spray gun.
Before you decide on a specific tool to paint the walls, consider what kind of surface we are going to cover, and what kind of paint we use. Much easier is the ultimate choice and will select the optimum tool.


Wall painting technique step by step

In order alone paint the walls in a room, remember to proper preparation that will allow us to minimize the damage, as well as stress-free operation. The first step is to remove all unnecessary items, such as furniture, paintings and trinkets. A good idea will also loosening contacts, obklejenie tape strips and covering items which we are not able to remove it.

Then comes the time for thorough preparation of a painted wall, so the paint will adhere better to the substrate, and also will be more long-lasting. Priming begins with the removal of the previous layers of paint or wallpaper, if you renew old wall. This will give a smooth surface and a uniform color without streaks. After priming it comes time to complement defects in the wall and degrease the surface with soap and water. Before we proceed to work wait until the wall is fully dry.

Let us remember that it should paint should be at a temperature of 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. Of great importance it is also high humidity, which lengthens drying time, allowing it to spread evenly and permanently freeze. It should ensure adequate ventilation to avoid suffocating odor.

Painting begins suspended in a place which is best illuminated, for example. By the window. The edge between the contact with the walls can be painted with a special brush or pad to the edge. The paint is applied in parallel strips from best to worst lit area. This allows for even distribution of color and to avoid streaking. For painting the ceiling is best suited to roller. Let us remember that the next layer of paint applied after complete drying of the previous ones. Then we paint brush tangent space, ie corners, edges or strips.

After selecting completing work associated with the ceiling comes time for the walls. In this case, the most basic techniques to be painting, which consists of applying paint to create the letter V, then distribute it to the left, then the right side. This kind of painting technique is fast, effective and efficient. What's more, using her achieve a uniform paint film without streaks.

In order to assess how well we painted wall can be guided by the fact that its texture should resemble orange peel. If the paint roller hear the sound of paint sticking to the tool, it is a sign that you need to make her not to create places with less opacity.

Once painted over most surfaces should be aligned amount of paint over the wall. This can be achieved by dragging roller from top to bottom without stopping. At the top and bottom reduce the pressure to shade the color, which will become more balanced.

After finishing the work, let us remember the exact cleaning painting tools so that they can still help us in the future. Just soak them in water and wash away the remnants of paint from brushes, trays and rollers. Also tightly shut the paint cans. Let us remember to peel off the tape and other security when the paint is still wet.

Let's not also within the room, but slowly align the level of humidity and temperature. Another layer of paint can be applied after at least 12 hours.

Bearing in mind all of the above advice, information and guidance they need as quickly cope with painting walls and ceilings, as well as enjoy a good end result.

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