The first step to repainting your wall is to prep the area or room.
Firstly, move all furniture and appliances out or to the middle of the room. This is to prevent any obstructions when you’re painting.
Cover all items with plastic so that they won’t be ruined by drops of paint.
You should also protect your floor with a drop cloth for durability and stability. Otherwise, you can also use newspapers or plastic sheets.
For any fixtures (objects that aren’t movable), tape the edges with masking tape or painters’ tape. Ensure that the tape doesn’t cover any painted surfaces, otherwise the old colour won’t be painted over.
The next step is to scrape off any old paint that’s flaking off or curling up. To do this efficiently, you can use a paint scraper.
After scraping, the scraped parts may be uneven with the other areas of the wall. Painting over an uneven surface will highlight the ridges and edges.
Thus, sanding is required to smoothen the surface.
Check for any gaps and cracks in the wall. These should be filled with sealants and fillers before painting is done.
The Spakfilla Rapid is a fast-drying ready-mixed filler that can fill larger cracks in the wall. It is also paintable with oil- and water-based paints.
After filling any gaps, it’s time to clean the walls!
It’s recommended that walls are cleaned prior to painting to remove any dirt, grease and grime. This ensures that the new coat of paint adheres well.
Now that the walls are clean, use a paint sealer to prep the wall.
Sealers are primers that are specifically designed to restore uneven surfaces. Simply apply a coat evenly to achieve a smooth finish.
This step is especially important if your wall has cracks that have been filled in with sealant or fillers, and if your current coat of paint is dark.
Using a sealer is more cost-efficient as compared to painting your new coat of paint immediately, as it might require multiple coats to cover the old colour.
In the context of painting walls, sealants are adhesives used to fill gaps on a wall. Paint sealers are then used to reduce surface porosity and restore uneven surfaces so that the paint can adhere better.
It’s finally time to paint your new colour! Here are 2 tips to keep in mind:
It’s best to wait at least 2 hours for the paint to dry. For the exact drying time, refer to the instructions on your paint can.
Selleys is a partner brand of Nippon Paint Singapore, and a trusted Australian brand with a long history in creating DIY products.
With the complementary nature of Selleys products, Nippon Paint Singapore is now more than just a paint brand; we’re a home improvement brand!
10 Insta-worthy and Practical Feature Wall Design Ideas That Will Impress Your Guests
In the world of interior design, it's a common rule of thumb to keep your ceiling plain and white. After all, you can't go wrong with a simple colour palette, and a white ceiling can give the illusion of a bigger and...
If you're thinking of giving your space an update but don't want to invest in new furniture you don't need, a splash of some fresh colour on those walls might be just what you need. Step out of your comfort zone and away...