DIY Painting Tips for Homeowners

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Painting your living space in the colour of your choice can be fun and exciting and profitable, too, if done in the right manner. Before you wield the paint brush and start off the first stroke, there are certain things you must not overlook. There are some key points that will help you procure the desired results.

Summon the essential tools and equipment

The first step is to analyse your needs and then gather the essential tools to make sure you are not falling short on anything. If it’s only the wall that you are going to paint, you should make arrangements to extend your reach up till the point it meets the ceiling.

A safety ladder should be the first thing to consider. The ladder will not only provide a raised platform to extend your reach but will also prevent tripping hazards. If you don’t have a ladder at your disposal, you can use a table that’s rigid enough to hold you up without shaking or breaking. Further, you would need a paint brush, paint roller, abrasives, mask, gloves and few gallons of paint according to your needs; it is always advised to carry a little extra in order to save yourself from the errands while you are in the middle of painting a wall.

How to Start?

First of all, you will need to scrape off the existing coats of paint, using suitable abrasives. This will provide a base for the next coats of paint. While scraping the old paint off the surface, remember to put your gloves and mask on. The fine particles of paint coming in contact with your skin can cause rashes or may give birth to respiratory problems, when inhaled.

How to apply the first coat?

Once the existing paint is completely scraped off, roll your sleeves up for the first coat. You may use paint brush or paint roller for the job. It depends on the finish you want to achieve that you will pick either of the implements. If you want to apply the first coat sparingly, use a paint brush, or use paint roller otherwise.

Second Coat

Once you are done with applying the first coat, let it dry for 24 hours. However, there are quality paints, which dry off quickly and allow you to outset the second coat after a few hours. The first coat should be sanded lightly using sandpaper and sponge prior to the second coat. The second coat, in most of the cases, is the final run for the job and so it should be done carefully. The final finish of your wall or any other surface in question depends on how well you fare with the second coat. Experts recommend using paint roller for the final coat, because it easily procures the smooth finish, which paint brush fails to achieve.

In case you stuck up at any stage, you can seek expert advice, or better, if you allow Sydney commercial painters to get the job done, right from start to finish. For the best assistance, contact Rabin Painting Services. They will provide house painters in Sydney according to your needs and budget preference. Consider them for a hassle-free painting job.

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