How to paint a new wall
After the walls of any house or building have been erected, you should ensure that you take the necessary steps to successfully paint the walls. Do not short-change this task. A poorly painted room will diminish the aesthetic properties of even the most expertly crafted room. Read on for easy-to-understand instructions on how to paint a new wall.
To get started you will need:
- Vacuum or duster
- Painter’s tape
- Caulk gun
- Joint compound or spackle
- Roller tray
To begin, you should remove dust from the wall with a vacuum cleaner. You can then give the walls a wipe to make sure that you remove any dust or dirt that the vacuum cleaner may have missed.
You should then protect the floor by lining it with newspaper. Adjacent surfaces can be protected by lining it with painter’s tape.
Thereafter, you need to prime the walls. Primer can be applied with a roller or a brush. Make sure that you leave it to dry for at least two hours before you move on to the next step.
In addition, there may be some spot-primes for you to do, in case you missed any areas. Make sure that you cover the primer and priming tools with a plastic packet to stop it from drying out.
Allow the wall to dry and caulk any gaps with a caulk gun.
Choose a paint that is going to compliment the room and is relevant to the interior decorations.
The paint should be applied with a paint brush and roller brush. Start by painting the trim with a paint brush. You can then use a roller brush to paint the rest of the wall. Roll the paint onto the wall using a “W” or “M” shape. After you have painted the entire room, allow the paint to dry for a few hours. Thereafter you can apply a second coat, if required.