Want to recolor the walls of the house? A room without any paint or decorations on the walls will definitely make it seem messy and not look aesthetic. In addition to enhancing the beauty of the room, wall paint will help prevent weathering and even leaks on the walls. Now to painting a room, you also don’t need to pay to hire a handyman and you can do it yourself, you know. Then, how about the easy and correct technique for painting the walls of your residence so that the results are satisfying? Come on, practice the techniques below.
- Prepare the Wall Surface
Before starting to paint, you must first make sure that the surface to be painted is dry and clean, free of dust, dirt and oil. In addition, try to fix even small holes or fine cracks before painting them. Protect elements that you don’t want to paint by using duct tape, paper, or adhesive tape. Give any divider between the wall and floor. It’s also a good idea to cover windows so you don’t get paint stains. When finished, immediately remove the adhesive tape before the wall paint dries so that the paint doesn’t come out.
- Learn How to Use Paint
Before coloring, pay attention to the technique of using the correct paint so that no mistakes occur. Stir the paint first before use. Use clean water for paint dilution. For the first layer, dilute the paint with a dose of 20% and 10% for the next layer.
Do not miss the time to use eye protection when sanding and painting. Also, ensure that there is adequate ventilation during painting and drying. If there is not sufficient ventilation, wear suitable protective respirator devices. If paint gets on your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
- Use the Zig-Zag Painting Technique
A painting tool such as a roller cannot be applied to the entire wall because of its elongated shape. Now, for areas that are difficult like the corners of a room, use a small two-inch brush for a more perfect painting process. For the trick of coloring evenly, you have to create a zigzagging motion from top to bottom repeatedly until the walls are evenly covered. Apply paint in 2-3 layers.
- Clean Equipment After Use
Immediately wash the equipment with clean water so that it is more durable and can be used again for the next painting process. If not cared for too long, the paint will dry out and we will have trouble cleaning it.
- Save Paint Well
Paint packs should often be tightly closed and keep out of the reach of children. If the paint is spilled, sprinkle sand or dirt over the spilled area. Remember, never to throw paint scraps into drains or creeks. Dispose of paint balances to places that are allowed according to the description of existing regulations. Throwing it carelessly can damage the environment as long as you know. Paint packaging is only used to store paint and cannot be reused for other needs.
- Use a Roller for a Unique Look
Apart from coloring the walls with plain motifs, you can also create attractive motifs by using patterned rollers. How to color the walls using this roller is also quite easy. Select the location of the wall you want to paint and make sure you cover the floors and furniture near the area with cloth or newspaper.
If you can often paint the wall in a random direction from start to finish, the coloring using a patterned roller should be done in the same direction from start to finish. Start painting from top to bottom and work your way through to the finish. This method is done so that the motif on the wall does not fall apart.
- Make a stripe pattern with a straw broom
Making attractive motifs on walls can be done with simple techniques and using makeshift tools, you know. To do this wall painting technique, you only need a straw broom. Start with plain paint first, using the color we choose, up to a number of layers. Then let stand a while and not too long so that the paint does not dry. Next, use a straw broom and hold it with both hands until it’s flat. Attach the bottom end of the broom to the damp wall. Drag the straw from top to bottom until it forms a straight line.