How to paint walls: Practical and easy guide to follow - Women Tips

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Small changes can promote wonders in a house! Painting a single wall of the room, for example, let the space with "face" again. Moreover, with the possibility to choose between different colors, it is possible to awaken different sensations. For example, it is worth investing in light colors to attract tranquility and peace; in warm colors to make the most cozy space; or in strong colors such as red or orange, to give more encouragement to the environment.

And if you perked up with this idea, know that paint a wall is not so complicated and not require excessive spending. Just yourself or a family member "put your hands dirty" and do a neat job! To do this, follow the tips below:

1. Prepare all

First, it is recommended to wear old clothes and shoes, after all, ink stain does not come out!

Be very careful with the furniture that are in the environment ... Set them apart, putting in "safe place". Take pictures, curtains, mirrors and other ornaments that may exist from the wall to be painted.

Then line the floor with cardboard or newspapers, fixing them with masking tape. Karina Monaco, Suvinil product manager, explains that the paper / cardboard is the best option to be used, "because there prevents the spreading of ink drops through the floor from the rest as it absorbs ink splash, doing- to dry more quickly. "

Also according to the professional, another important tip is to remove mirrors switches and outlets, covering them with wide tape. The same tape is used to cover parts that should not receive the ink from the wall: door frames, skirting boards, aluminum frames, walls, joints etc.

2. Have all the hands

You will need basically:

  • Ink in the chosen color (below learn how to calculate how much you will use);
  • Brush (brush);
  • Wool roll;
  • Tray for paint;
  • Sandpaper wall;
  • Thick masking tape;
  • ink mixer;
  • Cardboard (preferably) or newspaper to cover the floor and the furniture;
  • mop or broom by;
  • Ladder.

3. Leave the area ready

Sand wall. "Use preferably more 'coarse' sandpaper (80-120) the job to start and finish grinding with sandpaper more" fine "(180 to 240)," said Karina Monaco.

With a mop or a broom to remove the sanding dust that left the wall.

4. Prepare the paint

Remember to choose a good quality product, it is very important to ensure satisfactory end result.

Open the paint and use a blender to stir. Pour the paint in the tray and diluted in water following the instructions of the package and mix well again.

5. Start painting

Take the brush and put the paint on all around the area to be painted, flush with the masking tape.

Moisten the roller beneath a faucet and then remove the excess water through the material in a wall (not to be painted) until the roll is almost dry.

Place the roller in the paint without soaking it and take over on the tray itself. "It is suitable to move the roller in the paint and avoid too thick layers. The use of this material also helps to avoid wasting ink, "said Karina.

To ensure better coverage, professional Suvinil suggests painting the wall forming an "N" from the floor to the ceiling. "Then, just return the roll filling the spaces for full coverage of the surface. Following these instructions, the end result of the paint is uniform and more beautiful, "he explains.

Do not be alarmed to see that the first coat not fully covered wall. Wait and go to the second part of the painting.

6. Repaint

About three hours later, make the border again flush with the masking tape with the brush and put the second coat with the roller.

If the cover is not good, wait three or four hours and go to the third coat. But it is worth noting that getting a good product, probably two layers will be enough! And ultimately, that's where you end up "saving" (after all, otherwise it is the old story: "cheap can be expensive").

7. Finalize

After the last coat before it dries completely, remove all the masking tape. Wash the material - such as brush, roller, tray - with running water and dry thoroughly before storing it. Once the wall is completely dry, probably after three or four hours, clean the floor and put everything in place.
How to paint walls: Practical and easy guide to follow - Women Tips

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How to calculate the amount of ink that must be purchased?

Be in time to make a reform, is the time to paint a single wall of the house, one of the most frequently asked questions concerning the exact amount of ink to be purchased.

Karina Monaco explains that, to calculate the exact amount of ink, the consumer must multiply the length of the wall to be painted by your height, discounting windows and doors. "With the return of the product to be applied in hand (just check the packaging), you should divide the area (in m2) that will be painted by the yield and this result should be divided by the number of coats indicated for each product. The result is the number of packages for this painting, "he says.

To help consumers avoid waste, the waste of time and money on buying more material, Suvinil has created, including the Paint Calculator on its website on the Internet. The Coral, Telhanorte and Politintas also offer similar tools on their websites.

To use the tool, simply access the Calculator icon on the site, point out which type of surface will be painted, the product will be used and include the measurements of the length and height of the wall, in addition to measures of windows and doors and the number of coats. After entering this data, the calculator automatically displays the number of packages.

I can mix different colors to get the tone I want?

This is another question that arises between people who are preparing to paint, for example, one of the walls of the house.

Karina Monaco notes that currently there are many color options in the market, thus, "the ideal is to choose the exact shade to avoid problems with the pigmentation of paint and stains."

How long the smell of ink?

Karina points out that, according to research by Suvinil, was found concern for the consumers in relation to the smell caused by ink when carrying out a painting at home.

But even according to professional, currently there are products that have a technology that causes the smell of the ink get off after three hours of application. "Currently almost all products that work have this technology. Thus, the painting becomes more convenient and easy, as it is no longer need to worry about the smell of ink, "he says.

Can I reuse the ink after opening?

Professional Karina points out that diluted ink remains should never return to the can, since they anticipate the maturity of the remaining product.

"A well sealed paint can, stored in a dry, cool place away from children and pets, can take the same period of validity of label, if stored can contain more than half of its volume of ink without dilution. If the volume is less than half, we recommend that the product be used within three months after the can opening, because the air layer within the can may lead to drying of the ink, the surface of the liquid paint "finish Karina.

Video: how to paint walls easily

Tip: For a perfect finish, apply a layer of dough race between the tape and the wall to be painted, as shown in the video. This will ensure that the line between a wall and the other is completely straight.

With all these tips is much simpler painting walls and consequently bring color and life to environments! Choose your favorite colors and capriche at work, leaving your home makeover!