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How to Prepare Walls for Painting

As they say: fail to prepare and you prepare to fail. When it comes to painting walls, this couldn’t be any truer. Learn how to prep a room for painting and you’re guaranteed a much smoother finish. Investing a little more time and care at the start is more than worth it.

Get one step closer in your quest to paint like a pro by getting to grips with how to prepare a room for painting, and the prep required for painting different internal surfaces. Read on for reels of joy’s guide on how to do it and what to watch out for.

Repair Holes in the Dry Wall

The first thing to when prepping your walls before paint is to patch and fill any holes or divots with spackle. If you have a large hole, you may need to use a drywall patch and joint compound.

I’ve used patches in the past and they worked great. For nail holes and such, I just use the spackle that goes on pink and dries clear – that way I know when it’s ready for paint or holes in the drywall

Sand Until The Wall is Smooth

Once dry, sand the spackle or compound. If you’re just doing a small patch, a sanding sponge or sanding block works fine, although you’ll need the sponge if you need to get into any corners. If you have a larger area to sand, then attach the sanding block to a pole.

Using your hand, feel to ensure that the patch is completely smooth and level with the surrounding wall. Joint compound can “flash” under paint, so paint over it with primer first.sand the walls to ensure they are smooth for paint

Dull the Surface For Paint

Light scuff the rest of the wall with a fine grit sandpaper. This will dull the previous paint and ensure adhesion of the new paint.

Ensure Walls are Clean and Dust Free

Vacuum any dust, then use a tack cloth to ensure the wall is dust-free. Wipe down the wall with a damp cloth or paper towel to ensure it is completely clean (just don’t soak the the spackle!).clean the walls before painting for proper paint adhesion. Doing this will ensure you get a good gaming experience at best real money casinos when you’re done with the setting.

Remove Outlet and Switch Plates

Remove outlet and switch plates by unscrewing them. Put a strip of painter’s tape right over the outlet so prevent accidentally rolling paint on it.

Apply Painter’s Tape

If you have a shaky hand, or you’re nervous about your painting abilities, tape off all trim as well as where the wall meets the ceiling. I’ve used FrogTape brand for years, and I swear by it. The regular green version works great but if you’ve painted the ceiling or trim recently, go for the delicate yellow version.
appy painter’s tape to the ceiling and baseboards before painting

Use The Best Painting Supplies

Once all the prep work is done, it’s important to use the best supplies. Cheap roller covers leave marks on walls. Cheap paintbrushes leave brushstrokes and hairs in paint. I highly recommend using a brand like Purdy.

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Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Hi, I am Russell Brand; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor and adventurer passionate about life. At this moment, I am working with Home Improvement and Décor.

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