DIY Interior Painting
DIY Interior Painting Sydney
An individual room is a good do-It-Yourself project. It’s not too hard to do if we have some basic skill, some knowledge of the procedures, and a little patience.
1. Put sheets on the floor for protection. Wear overalls/old clothes when painting.
2. Fill in any dents or small holes in the wall with filler/spackle. Wait for this to dry and lightly sand the surface. Vacuum the area
3. Scrape away any of the previous paint that might be peeling, then sand this lightly.
4. Vacuum the entire walls to remove any dust. Remember to include windowsills, frames, and skirting boards.
5. Use sugar soap to remove any grease. Even the invisible grease left by fingers and hands can compromise paint.
6. Find any area that have damage from water, grease, smoke …etc. Use a strong cleaner like De-solve-It or turps to clean this area. And wait for it to dry.
7. If the walls are uneven in colour you can use a primer before painting. This gives a neat, even surface for the final paint to adhere to. Some people like to use a primer that is similar to the final colour, but any neutral colour will work.
8. If you are painting any woodwork, like windowsills, then find an appropriate wood primer to use before the final paint.
9. Stir the pain can before you start to use it. This mixes the paint and makes it more even. Do not vigorously shake the can as this can cause bubbles.
10. Use a small brush to do the edges and corners of each wall first. Or use a paint pad to do these edges. Make sure to cover about 5cm of each edge.
Some people use masking tape/painters taps along the edges to ensure a straight line.
11. When the paint on the edge is sufficiently dry, use a roller and tray to paint the main body of the wall. A 20cm roller is a good size for walls. Check the roller before use and remove any loose threats or fluff.
12. Wash out all brushes and rollers as soon as you are finished with them
Leave the paint to dry for about 24 hours, then open windows and use fans to ventilate the room.
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• If you are going to a darker colour you will need to have at least two coats of paint. Obviously this mean buying twice as much paint.
• A soft bristle brush gives the best results, leaving little in the way of brush marks.
• A roller about 20cm long is a good option. The thickness of the material on the roller (the nap) should be about 10-12mm for matt paint. Gloss paint requires a 6-8mm nap.
• Foam rollers are cheap and designed to be used once. This is a good option for a single room.
• Use ‘low VOC’ paint. This produces minimal chemical fumes.
• Store any leftover paint in a place away from people. A garden shed, basement or garage is fine.
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If you want an entire house painted then it is best to use the professionals. Be ensured of the best result with professional painting