Paint Techniques From wall to wall

Paint Techniques From wall to wall

Although in interior walls are usually used water paints, you can also opt for synthetic paintings. In both cases, it will be enough with extend regular coats and round off the finishing at the end.

Once you have finished to paint the roof, make sure that it is totally dry and go on with the walls.

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One day for each coat 

To have enough time and to avoid the risk that the applied coat stays fifty-fifty, the most recommendable thing is to begin in the morning (so you will make a good use of the daylight ). Otherwise, if you don’t apply each coat at a time,you run the risk that they don´t get uniform and you will have to paint again. Although it´s true that water paints only requires some hours of drying,not only for these but also for the solvent paints,it is convenient to give one day the first coat and wait to the next to apply the second. In this way any risk of painting on a partially humid surface is eliminated.

From the luminous area

To apply the coats, always begin from the closest area to a window (this is, from the most shining area), and continue in direction of your hand: to the right if you are right and to the inverse if you are left.Regardless if you use a paintbrush or a roller, leave the corners and margins for the end,in this way you won’t have to change the utensil every time that you want to work the details (that always require a flat paintbrush). When you work in these areas,always remember to have at hand cotton cloths(preferably), to clean stains and splashes.

Be careful with the dust

Between coats, to get that the paint dries well and quicker,keep the windows open, but avoid currents of air; if not the dust will stick on the recently colored wall and good-bye to the perfect ending.

Close to the roof

If the roof and the wall are of different color, when framing the line of union don’t trust in your pulse. Mark the separation line with adhesive tape or use a support bar (a wooden stick with the ends protected) that should be moved at the same rhythm that the paintbrush.

Frames and baseboards

Doors, windows and baseboards margins are areas where it´s difficult to get a good finish. So, for the finish around the marks gets perfect, draw with a snub paintbrush  perpendicular fringes to the mark, separated among them about 3 cm. Then, apply a vertical fringe to join the horizontal ones. Repeat the operation all the times needed until the color gets equal. When paints near the baseboard, and to avoid to stain it, use masking tape that will allow you to get good results.

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