Light and ventilation. Paint at the time of day when the room receives more natural light. Even, it reinforces with artificial light, if necessary. Good lighting will make us see better the areas that we have not completely covered and avoided subsequent retouching.
Opening the windows at the end of the task will reduce the odor of the plastic paint – and cause it to dry quickly.
Priming: Yes or no? On walls that have never been painted, as well as on special surfaces that may present adhesion difficulties, apply a coat of primer before painting. The new wall will absorb less amount of paint -with consequent savings in material and works, and we will avoid that the paint does not jump at the slightest blow, in the case of special surfaces such as enameled and synthetic sheets.
In the rest of cases, if the change of color that is looked for is very important, a layer of white primer can be a good idea.
Attention to detail. Group the furniture in the center of the room and protect it with old plastics or sheets, which adapt well to the contour.
In order to avoid slips, it is best to use special cardboard rolls for the floor, easy to place and remove.
In addition to furniture and floors, it is advisable to protect door and window frames, baseboards, and any other element of the wall that can not be removed with paper tape … also called a painter, for something. Do not forget to remove the covers of plugs, push buttons and other wall elements, for a more careful finish.
Let’s do it. Paint the wall from top to bottom, after having painted the ceilings: this will not wet the paint.
To avoid marks from overlapping uneven paint passes, keep a wet edge: each roll pass will overlap the previous one before the paint starts to dry.
Try to make each layer thin: do not overload the paint roller or it will take longer to dry … and bubbles can be made.
Patience, always. The darker the chosen color, the more layers and retouching the wall will need, to make it look uniform. Before applying the next coat, the paint must be dry. Otherwise, the only thing we will do is drag the wet paint already used.
If you are looking for an ultra-smooth finish, pass fine grain sandpaper over the dry layer before giving a new coat of paint; vacuum the debris and wipe off an antistatic cloth to remove any adhering dust.