Gathering the tools required:
The first step is to assemble the things that are required to paint the house. You will need a measuring tape, primer, stirrer, pouring spout, screen, roller tray, tray liner, roller cover, dry cloth, painter’s tape, hole filler and a sponge.
Rightly calculate the quantum that is required to cover the entire painting area. Then make sure to buy a paint that matches your taste and the texture of the walls. Take time and pick the appropriate choice. Painting is a tedious business, and if anything goes wrong, it is hard to rectify.
The crux of painting lies in preparation. Before we get to know the steps in painting a room, there are certain things that we have to get prepared with. Perfecting the preparation work will get half of the work done without any issue. The following are the pre-painting steps:
Inspect your walls:
Your walls might have some surface imperfections like cracks, hole or dents. Fill these error and make the surface of the wall even, before priming or painting. Dust particles tend to settle on the wall when you even out the surface, make sure to clean them. As far as possible remove everything from the walls including the electrical faceplates.
Use a painter’s tape:
Mask the edge of your ceiling and wall. The ceiling might be textured whereas the wall might be non-textured or vice-versa. Separate them with a tape so that the paints do not touch each other and create a mess.
Protect the house:
Use drop cloths to cover the house before you begin the painting work. You can also use plastic sheets to cover your furniture. But a drop cloth works better, as it absorbs the paint and keeps the place clean and tidy.
Prime the walls:
The next step is to prime the walls. Primers are specially designed to seal the walls and even out the paint tone. In simple terms, your paint spreads better with the primer on the walls. Make sure to pick a primer with a tone that matches the color of your paint to the walls a better appearance.
Painting the walls:
Once the priming job is done the next is to paint the walls. However, not before ensuring that the walls are completely dry and the surface is clean and even. If required, again you can use the painter’s tape to make sure that you are not crossing the edge.
Remove the painter’s tape:
The last step is to remove the painter’s tape and enjoy the splendid look of your house.