Painting a wall is easy after proper preparation

The basis for the successful and durable painting of a wall is the absolute cleanliness, durability and dust-free wall surface. Depending on the absorbency of the bricks or concrete, a primer must be added. Instead of stroking is also spray.

Check wall and paint or spray

To paint a wall professionally and permanently, it requires no special craft skills such as plastering a wall. Prerequisite for a good result are several tests that show the condition and condition of the wall. According to the diagnosis, the corresponding preparatory work must be carried out in order to produce a substrate that holds the paint.

If the surface has been prepared for painting, the beautification of the wall can be done either by rolling up or brushing. Alternatively, and appreciated by many do-it-yourselfers as a lighter paint application method, spraying the wall is often chosen. The paint job is smoother with a bit of practice and the work is less physically exhausting.

So prepare the painting properly

  • Weather and waterproof emulsion paint
  • brush cleaner
  • Maybe primer
  • Maybe repair plaster
  • rubber hammer
  • brush
  • cover
  • masking tape
  • brush
  • paint rollers
  • telescopic extension
  • Eventually pedestal or scaffolding
  • Possibly paint spray gun and respirator

1. Strength test

Drive and tap the surface of the wall with a hard object such as a nail or similar. When replacing old paint or plaster, the surface must be cleaned or removed from the old paint and plastered again.

2. Determine absorbency

Spray water on the wall and watch how fast the water moves into the bricks or wall surface. If the water penetrates immediately, you must apply a primer before painting.

3. cleanliness and dust

Wipe the palm of your hand over the wall surface in several places. If traces of any kind remain on your palm, you must wash the wall. Also in this case a primer is recommended.

4. Prepare accessibility

In order to be able to paint the paint evenly on the wall, you must be able to reach all places from approximately the same distance. If necessary, build a pedestal or scaffolding.

5. Apply primer and paint

Paint or spray primer and paint from top to bottom in even strokes. Allow at least 2 color passes and allow the wall to dry out for at least 24 hours after each pass.

Tips & Tricks

Some primers do not provide good hold for the new paint and should be removed if necessary. A rule of thumb says equal and equal are not compatible.

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