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Tips for painting my house

The painting of the house is, without a doubt, the tenth reform. Not only are you "cleaning" the surface of your walls, which can accumulate scratches, scuffs and, if you have children, even some graffiti over time, but simply changing the color will make your home look different. looks different Give it a lighter shade and you will have a long feeling of Mila; stronger, and the room looks more attractive and serene; smooth finish and feels like you have opened a new window in your living room... color The power of change is immense. If you dare to paint your house, you can do it yourself with these 10 tips and tricks from the professionals. And for very little money!

1. Plan

If you wanted to paint your entire house, which room would you paint first? The ideal is to keep the room as clean as possible. By painting the emptiest space first, you can free up the rest of the space so you can move around more easily.

Prepare the materials. Make sure you have everything (masking tape, plastic and paper liner, putty, sandpaper, putty knife, large and small rollers, roller bucket, trowel, paint, and glaze). If you have old plates, you can save on plastic.

2. Try different colors to get the right effect.

If you're in doubt about color, paint brushstrokes on walls that are lit differently, and look at them at different times of the day. Remember that the paint will darken as it dries.

3. Prepare the walls and lay them out.

If they are not in good condition, they should be sanded to remove dust, primer, and putty before painting. Paint alone will not remove stains.

4. Paper and plaster: what to do with them?

It is a tedious and delicate job, so it is best to hire a professional. If there is plaster, it is best to remove it, especially if the grain is coarse. If it is thin and well fixed, the wall can be leveled with putty.

5. Protect furniture and surfaces

Apply masking tape to baseboards, ceiling corners, doors and non-wood frames - which should also be painted if they are wood - and cover them with masking tape. If possible, remove the switches; if not, write them down too. For floors, paper is better than cardboard because paper is more flexible and more repellent than cardboard.

6. Choose the most suitable color

If the walls are in good condition, plastic paint can be used in all rooms, including kitchens and bathrooms. In addition, they become more natural, almost no smell of paint.

7. ceilings, corners and walls

Start with the ceiling so that you can cover the drops of water that fall on the walls. But if the putty is damaged, start with it and take the opportunity to paint the corners.

8. The time of the carpenter

Paint doors and woodwork with a very short-bristled flat brush or small foam roller. It is ideal to use two methods: wet to load the painted surface and dry to comb it.

9. Another layer after six hours.

Open the windows to allow the paint to dry faster and better. For plastic paint, wait at least six hours between coats. If it is enameled, carefully read the instructions on the package.

10. Remove the tape and straighten

Once it's dry, don't wait to remove the whole house tape. If you let it sit and dry, it may crack, leave glue marks on the wall, or peel paint. !

And now! Prepare everything and get to work.

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