1) How to choose the right color for home painting
If you don’t know how to paint a wall or the entire room, a first starting point is to evaluate the color of the main furnishing elements that are in the room or will be placed in it. Choose two or three colors that can best combine with the decor and you will have an initial set of colors to choose from for how to paint a wall. At this point you will be able to buy sample boards on which to spread the chosen colors; the larger the test surfaces, the easier it will be for you to decide whether a color is suitable for painting the house or not.
Generally, we get to be undecided on two colors for how to paint a wall. In this case, place the example tables one in front of the other and slide them sequentially. Surely you will happen to feel more comfortable with one of the two.
2) The right preparation is essential for painting the house
Very often rather than knowing how to paint a wall perfectly, it is advisable to know how to best prepare the wall to be painted. In fact, in painting the house, this is a phase that is neglected or improperly performed. While, in reality, this is the most important step in painting a house. In fact, knowing perfectly the best techniques on how to paint a wall can be useless if the wall is damaged and has numerous imperfections.
Before painting the house, each wall must be brushed to perfection to remove dust. To do this you can use a brush or brushes with stiff bristles. After cleaning the wall, before proceeding to paint the house, it is important to apply adhesive paper tape on the corners and on the window frames and doors.
In fact, professionals, before painting the house, always delimit the sections to be painted with adhesive paper tape to avoid smudging on areas of other colors or that need to receive another treatment.
3) Keep a wall edge always wet when painting the house.
When painting the house it can sometimes happen that streaks form on the walls due to layers of build-up paint. This happens when a second coat is applied to paint that is already partially dry. In a hot, dry climate, latex-based paints can begin to dry in less than a minute.
To paint the house avoiding this problem, the key is to always maintain a “wet edge”. In this way, each stroke of the roller always hits the wet part before it can dry out.
To paint the house and always keep a wet edge, start painting near a corner and move the roller along the entire length of the wall, moving a little with each stroke. Furthermore, when painting the house it is very important that the roller does not become dry. For this reason, refill it often and never wait for the paint to run out.
4)All professionals experienced in home painting know that the color of the paint can vary slightly from one can of product to another. For this reason, before painting the house it is important to accurately estimate the necessary paint and mix it all together before starting to paint the house. In these cases, it is always better to abound rather than find yourself short of paint. The advice once you have estimated the amount of paint needed to paint the house or individual walls is to mix it in 5 gallon (20 liter) plastic buckets. If you have too much paint, you can always pour it back into the cans once you finish painting the house.
Use a roller net to be inserted directly into the bucket. In fact, this will make it much easier to paint the house since you will have to insert the roller in the bucket and then roll it on the net until it stops dripping.