The art of giving walls an appealing look or making masterpieces on canvas has been with us for ages. People have been playing with colours to create beautiful artworks. Throughout these years, we have been able to master the best way of coming up with quality work. This informative infographic will provide you with an insight on what we do and the reason behind some basic decisions.
Oil-based or water-based?
When applying coloured tint on your wall, you have the option of selecting an oil-based or water-based paint. Even though the former has its benefits, the latter is considered the better option because it dries faster, has less odour and provides plenty of gloss too. Furthermore, cleaning it is easy since you do not require any chemicals or minerals.
How much is enough?
In this case, it is much better to have an excess rather than coming up short. However, you also need to consider your budget. That is why the one gallon for every 350 square feet of surface area rule will save you from any uncertainties. Just take up a measuring instrument and start taking the walls measurements. It does not have to be accurate. All you need is an estimate to help you calculate the gallons required. Even after you are done, an extra tin should be added for touch-ups.
Is a primer necessary?
Even though most people are used to applying an undercoat first, it is never necessary. However, there are three special cases where you would have no choice. Number one is when you are dealing with a wall that is badly stained. The second situation would be when applying a light colour over a dark one and the last scenario is when the walls are marked with spackle from patching. The primer’s purpose is to create a neutral and even surface for you to work on.
What is the procedure?
There are several steps that have to be followed in order to get it right.
- Before doing anything else, you have to clean the place thoroughly. Starting from baseboards all the way to ceiling corners.
- Get the right masking tape and start covering areas that should not be touched
- Cover other things in the room using drop cloths
- Cut corners and then proceed to the actual work. Start from the top as you move down slowly.
For a person with no experience, these can be very tedious and frustrating especially when they get it wrong. That is why we opened our company in Johannesburg – to take care of everything while you sit back and enjoy the outcome. We are the leading service providers in the town and its environs. You can ask around or visit our web page to check out testimonials. Better still, you can give us a call on 010 500 4152 today and we will provide you with referrals to hundreds of our satisfied clients. You will also receive a free quote and have all your concerns addressed.