Tips and Paint Estimator

GETTING READY TO PAINT

Room

Empty the room as much as possible

Tape

Use masking tape to cover window, skirtings, base plate of light fixtures, electrical sockets and switches.

Cover

Cover immovable furniture and the floor with used cardboard or newspaper

Check

Check the walls for nails holes, flaking paints, cracks, runs or ridges in the old paint.

4 STEPS BEFORE PAINTING

Holes & Cracks

Patch them with filler and sand the patched area down.

Rough Spots

Sand them off using fine grift sandpaper.

Popped Nails

Fill up the dimples caused by popped nails with filler.

Loose Paint

Scrape it away with a putty knife and sand down the edges.

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ALWAYS PAINT IN THIS ORDER

  1. CEILINGS – Always paint the ceiling first to avoid paint dripping on the walls that you’ve just painted. Paint across the short width to get a more even finish.
  2. WALLS – Do the borders first and work downwards. At a window or door, paint along the top band and repeat the process at the bottom.
  3. TRIM WORK ON WINDOWS & DOORS – mask the areas (such as hinge, knob, latch) that do not require painting with masking tape. Paint the inner frame first and work outwards. For doors, paint in the following order: moulder surfaces, panels, horizontal segments, vertical segments and finally the edges.
  4. FLOORS – Leave it last, after the paint on all the other sections have dried thoroughly.

 

 

 

 

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