Wall painting for home interior is an art. It is the most eminent home interior designing component in creating elegant look for a home.
A right coating of paint on the walls can alter the look of the room drastically.
Wall painting is a quick, economic and easy way to add style to the interior walls of the room [Painting tips].
Step-By-Step Procedure Of Wall Painting For Home Interior:
Selection Of Wall Paint:
The primary step for home interior wall painting is the selection of right paint for the walls. Numerous colors and variety of sheens are in market to paint interior walls. Colors give elegant look to the walls while sheen decides the brightness of the paint on the interior walls.
Gloss, semi-gloss, satin and flat are the sheen levels based on their reflection. Latex and oil are paint bases with different sheen levels. Remember, the inferior the sheen the higher the reflection of paint on the walls.
Take assistance of a sales person or use paint swatches in choosing the right paint color and its finish.
Estimation Of Paint Quantity:
Estimation of paint quantity can save time and money. Paint estimation for each room depends on the size of the painting area. To estimate the amount of paint for ceiling, multiply its length with its width. For wall paint, multiply its length with its height.
Required Painting Tools:
Paint tarp, paint tin, paintbrush (1-2”), paint roller (9”), roller tray, few covers, paint tape, spackle, wooden stir stick, rubber/latex gloves, ladder (optional), screw driver (optional), sandpaper and paper towel are the essential tools for painting an interior wall.
For a new wall painting, apply primer. It helps stop quick soaking of paint by the new dry walls and gives a smoother finish. For painted walls, remove old paint using a paint scraper. Clean the painting surface thoroughly before you start painting. Spray or brush the stain-blocking products on the wall to prevent the flow of the stains while painting.
Cover the holes (if any) or imperfections in the wall with spackling before an hour to paint. Also, remove the electrical outlet covers, light switch plates (if necessary). Cover the edges of the walls using a paint tape to avoid paint marks on the edges.
Painting The Interior Walls:
Use a high quality brush about 1-2” wide for applying a reliable quantity of paint to the interior walls. A small brush can help paint at the corners. Before you start painting, you can put on rubber/latex gloves.
Open the paint tin and stir it properly using a wooden stirring stick. Dip the paintbrush vertically not more than half way of the bristles. Remove the excess paint using the edge of the paint tin to avoid paint drips.
Start painting the interior walls from the edges using short strokes to spread the paint evenly along the wall edge. Once fully covered, use longer strokes to cover the lines that may have developed on the walls.
After finishing the edges, paint the remaining area using a paint roller. Pour adequate amount of paint into the roller tray and roll the paint roller back and forth in the tray until the roll is completely covered.
Begin rolling the paint roller on the walls in all directions up and down forming a “v” shape. Roll until the area is completely soaked. When you finished rolling, slowly remove the tape from the edges.
Finishing Touch Of Wall Painting:
Once finished painting, allow the paint to dry and check the wall to ensure that the paint is unevenly coated. Using a paintbrush, coat all the missed location in short and horizontal strokes. Prefer second coating if several spots are missed or coating is done unevenly.
Clean all the paint tools using hot water and lastly rinse the tools under running water and allow them to dry properly.
With the completion of painting and room cleaning, you can replace the electrical outlet covers, light switch plates, and doorknobs. Remove the paint dots using a sharp edged blade.