Are you eager to paint an interior part of a house? Whether the job you’re planning is as small as adding a few fresh layers to a patch of slightly faded paint or as big as giving the house a thorough and complete cosmetic revamp, you could benefit from meticulous planning and techniques. Here are some of our own tips for interior house painting to a high standard.
Get together all of the equipment you need
To start with, you should set up a large table before covering it with something that you wouldn’t mind catching a few paint splotches, like newspaper. Then, place the following pieces of equipment on the covered table: your dust mask, paint scrapers, filling knives, filler, dusting brushes, an MDF-made mixing board, paint brushes and masking tape. You should also lay out sanding paper and your paint – but, first, you should soak up the following nuggets of advice for choosing those…
These include that you should consider what type of wall you’re dealing with before choosing your sandpaper. Sandpaper is available in different grades; use 180 if the wall is rough or 120 should the wall be normal. When it comes to paint, there are lots of different colours that you can choose from thanks to the stock here at paints4trade.com, which also includes industrial and commercial paint. However, you should make sure that your paint includes, for the “miscoat”, white emulsion. Thankfully, we offer an abundant choice of that – including Manor Vinyl Matt Emulsion. This has been formulated for interior applying on walls and ceilings and provides a fading-resistant finish.
Carefully prepare the interior space itself
Once you’ve donned some old clothes and trainers that you can bear to see paint-splattered, you should remove most of the space’s furniture; what furniture remains can be pushed into the middle of the space, away from where you’d be painting, and then covered with a dust-sheet. Then, look to where you’ll be painting and put newspaper on the nearby floor.
If it’s walls that you’ll be painting, then remove the radiators! Don’t rush into it, though; for each radiator, remember to first switch off the building’s heating system, wait for it to cool down, turn off the radiator’s valves at each of its ends, and – finally – drain the radiator before you attempt to take it off the wall. You can further prepare the walls by using sandpaper to rub them before picking up a brush for dusting off those walls. A tall ladder can help you to sand the ceiling.
Don’t be overcome with emulsion (ahem…)
With the sanding done, you could, using the white emulsion, apply a miscoat to the walls. This would not only provide a blank surface to do the painting proper on, but also help you to discern any imperfections to fill. To make the miscoat, put one part emulsion and three parts water into an empty bucket. Such thorough preparation can help ensure that your creativity can run riot when you are painting a house’s interior.
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