Painting walls - Setting color accents in living rooms

Painting walls in your own home or apartment is an extremely decorative and affordable alternative to wallpaper. Brand colors are not available at a bargain price, but they allow for more flexibility. While the chosen pattern of a wallpaper determines the entire room, shades may vary when painting walls. They can be different on each wall, decorated with patterns or contours, and perfectly match the character of the room in terms of color. Painting walls is also cheaper, because even a few well-versed do-it-yourselfers can achieve a very nice design with a little practice can. Painting walls only requires a bit of meticulousness at work and a well thought-out approach. Maybe the first approaches will not be perfect with the paint roller, but as long as the paint is still wet, this can be easily corrected. At the latest after the first square meters, however, the work progresses swiftly. Experienced do-it-yourselfers, on the other hand, will let their walls run free with their

imagination and use highly creative ornaments, etc., with stencils and decals. So what starts painting the walls? Three important thoughts on pre-planning

Painting walls makes it possible to change the

spatial impression . Exceptionally high ceilings are much lower if their ceilings, including the first ten centimeters in the wall area, are painted darker than the walls. In contrast, particularly low rooms should receive a very light ceiling coating. This effect can be enhanced by vertical stripes or cleverly inserted oblique / vertical patterns. The colors of the walls must harmonize with the characteristics of the room. Children's rooms can be colorful, bedrooms are soothing in light green or blue shade. Brand colors are used. Although they are more expensive than low-priced products, they always require at least one coat of paint less with high color brilliance. Once the desired color has been determined, it is worthwhile specifying this color shade when shopping in the specialist market using the color palettes. Then you can mix the required amount of color by machine and notes the color number. Important! Painting walls sometimes requires a minor purchase. Good tools are just as important. The painting of the walls includes a paint roller with a textile covering and a telescopic handle, a scraping grid, a narrow and wide flat brush with soft bristles as well as a masking tape and masking tape.

Three preparatory works

The walls can be painted after the paint has dried Recognize bumps. To achieve high quality, painted surfaces, wall preparation is therefore just as important as painting the walls. Old wallpapers should never be painted over because they can be painted on walls. They are completely removed and just as old, peeling paint. Only then will the extent of any wall damage become visible.

All indentations and holes are first filled with plaster and smoothed. After drying, these surfaces are sanded with sandpaper and sanding block. If unevenness remains, they are repeatedly filled with

Rigips-Feinspachtel and sanded until a perfectly level surface has been achieved. The flap test shows whether painting in front of the walls requires further preparation. The walls are turned away cleanly and then wiped with a clean, dry cloth on different wall areas over the surface. If there are still large quantities of old paint remaining on the cloth, wash the walls with lukewarm water and a puff. Three steps in painting


amount of cleaning can be significantly reduced if the entire floor of the completely cleared room is covered with fleece or cover foil. This material is glued to the baseboards with a wide paint crepe. Painter's crepe also covers the windows, doors, switches and all things that should not be painted when painting walls. When this masking tape is carefully and cleanly applied, it also provides straight lines. Painting walls is done in the wet-in-wet <99> system, which should never be restarted on already-dried areas. Therefore, all lines along the masking tapes are initially painted with the flat brush, which can be handled in one operation. This area is then painted with the paint roller. This is initially criss-crossed and only the consistently wet cover view is smoothed with vertical strokes. This is how the do-it-yourselfer works hard while painting walls and always works on wet areas of paint. The masking tape is then removed as long as the paint has not dried through. Two exceptions when painting walls

Particularly absorbent substrates should be pre-painted with a


beforehand. On dark surfaces, even the best brand color does not achieve high quality brilliance. Such walls are previously pre-painted with plain, white wall paint. Painting walls leads to a creatively valuable result, if this work is carried out with care. Artikelbild: © Warren Goldswain / Shutterstock