Our tips will help you in paint wall preparation for a good base. Found a cool interior color or stylish wallpaper? Then the whole thing just has to go on the wall. But STOP, not so fast! First, check the wall surface thoroughly and prepare it well for the new look.
Because you can only achieve an optimal result with an optimal substrate. Hire Painters Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman UAE.
Well-covering and low-dripping wall paints, as well as easy-to-apply non-woven wallpapers, generally make life a lot easier for DIYers when it comes to wall design. However, thorough preparation is still essential – both for painting and wallpapering.
Remove old wallpaper or paint, fill holes
For easier and cleaner work on a good surface, remove old nails, dowels, or screws at the beginning. Any old wallpaper must be completely removed: It is best to soak well with warm water and a special wallpaper solvent, then peels off or help with a spatula.
Old wall paints that are no longer sustainable should also be removed. Tip: Simply press a piece of adhesive tape on a small incision, pull off jerkily, if paint particles remain stuck, the paint coat is to be loosened. The easiest way to do this is with a brush and plenty of water.
Where larger dowel or nail holes are exposed, these should be filled. Ready-made filler is available for this purpose, which is easy to apply to holes and dries quickly. If necessary, smooth the surface of the filled area with fine sandpaper.
For best hold: The primer
Then check whether a primer is needed. A little trick provides information: If sandy or chalky smears become visible when wiping over the wall surface with a dark cloth, a primer should be applied so that the paint or wallpaper adheres well later. In principle, the primer serves to create a consistently absorbent substrate as an intermediate layer between the wall and the paint or wallpaper.
In particular, a highly absorbent substrate such as gypsum or plaster requires a primer in advance – specifically a depth primer. In contrast, an adhesive primer is applied to less absorbent walls. read more about wall painting fixtures.
Before applying the primer, ideally, mask door frames and sockets or remove the sockets (with the power off!). Floor surfaces and other areas that are not part of the work surface should also be masked off well with masking tape or covered with a painter’s film.
Once the right type of primer has been found, it is best to briefly clean the wall of coarse dirt with a household broom and only then apply the primer. Using a large brush or tassel, spread the primer evenly over the wall according to the manufacturer’s application instructions (sometimes diluted with water) – the layer should not be too thick. Allow the primer to soak in and dry overnight if necessary. When the primer is fully dry, it will take on a noticeably darker color.
Our additional tip: flush-mounted
If your wall has hardly any absorbency, an additional flush-mounting can make sense. The absorbency can be tested very easily with water: If you splash it on the wall and the drops bead up, the absorbency is too low; if dark spots form, it is too strong.
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