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How To Paint A Room In 5 Simple Steps

How To Paint A Room In 5 Simple Steps

Painting a room can be daunting. Following the right order of steps is the primary key to giving your room a fast refreshing paint makeover.  With these five easy steps, you can get great results. Clean Ceiling and Walls Remove dirt, dust, and grease (which can ruin a smooth finish) from ceiling and walls using water, a little mild detergent, and a sponge (cellulose). Now rinse walls and ceiling using clean water to remove all soap residue. Cut in Around Edges Beginning at a corner of the room, use a 2-inch or 2.5-inch trim brush to “cut in,” applying a 3-inch strip of coating along the perimeter where the ceiling and the wall meet. Cut in a section at a time, shuffling between cutting in and painting the ceiling to keep a wet edge and prevent a visible line between the rest of the ceiling and the cut-in area. Rolling the Ceiling Remove surplus paint on the roller by gently rolling it back and forth over the elevations of the paint tray before you begin painting the ceiling.  Start painting at the corner of the room, blending the paint coating toward the ceiling line previously painted. Paint across the ceiling width, rather than its length. To avoid straining your neck and back, roll in a motion across your body, instead of rolling along your body. Painting the Walls Return to the point where you began painting once the ceiling is dry. Carefully cut in along the wall-ceiling line using a trim brush. Extend out two to three inches from mouldings, doors, and windows. Use a roller to fill in...
The Best Paint Products For Painting a House

The Best Paint Products For Painting a House

The quality of a paint matters when it comes to painting a house. The kind of products used and their application will make the difference between a paint job that begins to chip and cracks as soon as it’s dry and one that can last for years. In fact, every step in the process of painting a house — the paint brand, surface preparation, and the paint application — gives the structure, a paint job that can weather several seasons. But, the first step is deciding the right products to use. Here are things you need to know to aid you in determining best paint products to paint a house. Primer for Exteriors Priming is the very first step to painting. It serves different purposes such as helping paint look more even and preventing it from appearing blotchy or showing any possible underneath colors you’re covering up. A primer also allows paints to dry properly by giving it a smooth surface to which it can adhere, making it durable and lasting much longer. Painting over primer rather than directly also helps lessen the ugly bristle marks that your paint brush could leave behind in the dried paint. For wood painting, a primer will help to keep the wood from swelling when there’s a lot of moisture in the air, which can cause your paint to stretch and crack. Applying an oil-based primer of high quality will increase the wood’s ability to hold paint despite the type of wood it is. Also, take the climate into account when selecting a primer to paint a home. Oil-based primers are preferred by most...
Guide To Buying The Best Paint

Guide To Buying The Best Paint

Buying a bucket of paint ought to be simple but walk into any home centre or paint store, and you’ll see just how confusing the numerous choices can get. Brand lines keep expanding, and therefore the price might jump £5 to £10 per gallon with every new superlative—ultra, premium and, premium and ultra, and so on. The great news is that the right paint for your needs is out there, and this paint shopping guide will lead you to it. We take a look at dozens of interior and exterior paints in a variety of finishes to help you discover the perfect one for the job and your budget. Choose Your Color Most people begin by selecting a color. Color-matching systems have developed to the point where you can get near the color you crave in just about any brand but performance varies by brand, and that can affect your perception of color. Therefore, select the hue you love, then the best paint for the job. Despite all the colors available, whites and off-whites remain the bestselling interior colors. With dozens to choose from, zeroing in on just the right white can be tricky; browse “How to select the proper White Paint” for recommendations on nailing it. For exterior palettes, it’s good to take a cue from other homes within the neighborhood, as well as nature. For instance, ochre and forest green play well in woody regions, whereas earth tones are a lot more suited to desert landscapes. Here are some extra pointers: Gather Paint Chips Look at the biggest paint chips the shop offers. A store’s lighting affects your take,...
 

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