A little paint is the most accessible and most affordable way to immediately “up” to an environment. Here are the tools you need and all the tricks you need to know to get a professional finish, whether you’re a first-time painter or have done some renovations before.
1- Choosing Your Color
The colors of the walls of a room have a significant impact on the look and feel it conveys, so you must choose the right colors. If you’re in doubt when choosing, use the Coral Visualizer app to get an instant fingerprint on what your environment will look like after color is applied. You can try out various colors of interior paint ( สี ทา ภายใน which is the term in Thai) before putting your hands on the brushes.
Once you’ve found the perfect color, you can use Coral’s ink calculator and purchase the exact amount of material. You will need a bunch of different tools to do your painting.
2- Required Materials
- After choosing your color, to start the painting process, you will need:
- A can of Acrylic Decora with the color you chose
- a roll and a tray
- Brushes – one medium and one small
- A stick to mix the paint
- crepe tape
- Covers to cover furniture (fabric or plastic)
- Cloths (to dust off the walls and clean up spills)
- A ladder (to access the highest and most difficult points)
Cover outlets and switches, door and window frames, end caps, door handles, and anything else you don’t want to paint with masking tape.
3- Take The Masking Tape
Cover outlets and switches, door and window frames, end caps, door handles, and anything else you don’t want to paint with masking tape. Take care to apply the paint evenly and always in a straight line so that the edges are not uneven. If you don’t have space to remove furniture from the room painted, cover them with some fabric or plastic cover.
4- Cover Everything
The best thing to do is remove all the furniture from the bedroom, but if you don’t have a place to take it, cover it with some fabric or plastic covers. Plastic grocery bags are a simple, inexpensive solution for protecting light fixtures and ceiling lights. You should always place a cloth under the area being painted, preferably securing it to the floor with some type of tape. Ink drops will always fall to the floor, however careful you take, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. To give an ultra-smooth finish, it is essential to remove all dust from the walls before painting.
5- Remove Dust From The Walls
To give an ultra-smooth finish, it is essential to remove all dust from the walls before painting. A quick wipe with a dry cloth usually gets the job done. Take extra care with the upper corners of the walls where there may be cobwebs. This is the perfect time to sand down any irregularities and remove old nails or screws from the walls. Fill holes with putty if necessary.
Wait for the first coat of paint to dry, and if necessary, give it a second coat.
You will need to apply a third coat if you are making a very radical color change.
6- Start Painting
It is usually not necessary to apply a primer to walls that have been painted before. If that’s the case, it’s time to open your paint can.
Mix your paint well with a stick and pour some into the tray. Use the medium-sized brush to paint the first 10 centimeters of your wall, going over the masking tapes. Use the roller to fill in the rest. The secret to giving a very smooth finish is not to soak the brush or roller too much.
Wait for the first coat of paint to dry, and if necessary, give it a second coat. You will need to apply a third coat if you are making a very radical color change. Just before your paint dries, carefully remove the masking tape.
7- Remove The Masking Tape
Just before your paint dries, carefully remove the masking tape. If you wait for the paint to dry completely, you run the risk of tearing off an entire piece of paint with the tape. If this happens, make minor touch-ups with your small brush. That’s it! Those perfectly smooth and smooth walls are yours.
8- Take A Step Back And Admire Your Work
That’s it! Those perfectly smooth and smooth walls are yours. Now they will form the backdrop of your brand-new decor.
Tip Of The Day
When using a roller, make diagonal movements, not vertical or horizontal. This will give a more even finish and prevent nicking.