Thinking of doing some painting?

Painting Your Home

Here are some tips from the professionals!

1. Preparation

Remove any old paint, various stains, cracks, chipped plaster and so on. A new job may need any bumps to be leveled and smoothened.

2. Undercoat

Undercoat improves adhesion for the prime coat. Two coats of undercoat are recommended for new work, a single coat for re-painting or touch up work.

3. Check the surface

After applying the undercoat, the surface may not be completely smooth and another round of smoothing the surface in preparation to the prime coat may be required.

4. Prime coat

The first coat of paint is the most critical as it will determine the quality and the lifespan of the job. Apply with a roller or brush depending on the size of the walls, and always start with the ceiling and work downwards.

5. How many coats

If the painting job is new walls the room may need a second and third coat, if it is a repainting or touch up job, two coats will suffice.

6. To finish

In finishing the job remove any marks/stains from the walls and touch up the surface. Leave the walls to dry sufficiently. How much paint do I need? There are a number of ‘Paint Calculators” available on the Web to help you calculate your paint needs – we recommend Dulux Should you need any help please give us a call or leave a question in the comments below.

Good luck and good painting!

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