When painting a house inhabited, with furniture and others, it is better to work on sectors, environment to environment. In this way, you focus on a single sector so that it can be occupied immediately after finishing the work or at least when the paint has dried and allows it to be occupied.
Now and in every sector or environment you must follow an order to avoid accidental stains or spills. Do the job in a practical way and to recover the environment as soon as possible.
Step 1: Release the environment and protect the surfaces
To work comfortably in any space, especially in the smallest, the best option is eliminate everything that bothers you. Remove furniture, curtains, carpets, anything that gets stained or can cause an accident. What can’t come out, you gather them in the middle of the room so you can paint the walls comfortably. Cover with old sheets and plastic to prevent staining.
It is it is essential to completely cover the floor, not only to avoid dripping or splashing, but also to avoid paint stains worn by the feet.
Step 2: Start painting the ceilings
The first thing to paint is the ceiling or ceiling, if drops fall that splash the walls, they will then be polished and covered with the color of the wall.
To paint the ceilings, some things can help you, such as:
- paint between two people
- use roller sticks or extensions
- use special stairs for the painter
- apply paint with drip rollers
The work is usually somewhat cumbersome, but it is not difficult to accomplish. Cut the haircut and trim first, then continue with the roller. This step must be done quickly to avoid too visible markings, but always taking the necessary precautions when using the ladder in height.
Step 3: Continue with the walls
The order you have to follow when painting a small or narrow wall is the same as writing, ie from left to right and from top to bottom. Painting the edges or «trimming» just before painting.
On the other hand, on a large wall, I recommend painting in a different way. As in the picture above, you could paint from top to bottom and from left to right. All this to prevent the paint from drying out too much and the «joints» of the paint not to appear. The W technique is useful for painting walls.
To continue the order, you need to paint wall to wall, one at a time. Always finish with a full before taking a break from work.
Step 4: Moment of frames, doors and windows
If you have also decided to renew the openings, this will be the third step in comprehensive environmental painting. It is likely that there are stains of plastic paint on the walls, it is time to remove them with sanding before painting. You may want to cover the edges with painter’s tape to avoid stains outside the opening in question.
If you can remove the doors or windows from place, much better. The work is simplified painting on easels or on a table, and the piece in a horizontal position. It is also highly recommended to cover the area where they will be painted so as not to stain, whether it is outside or in place.
Step 5: The floors last
Floors or floors should be the last area to be painted, for which it should be remove everything from the room and perform a surface treatment correspondent.
Also, the paint needs the longest drying or hardening time, so it is impossible to penetrate the space in a few hours between layers and a few days at the end. The order is simple and logical: you need to paint the whole area in stripes that will be perpendicular to the longest wall and always going to the exit of the room.
Conclusion: Only with paint can an environment look completely renewed, in addition to eliminating bad odors and completely cleaning surfaces. You just have to incorporate the furniture and give some decorative touches to make it look very beautiful.
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