how to install wall treatments
The walls and ceilings of the map may not be fixed, but they are easily disguised.
Hide the cracks with plaster paint and refresh the room.
It takes about 4 hours for a small room, plus extra preparation time. Choose the texture or plaster paint depending on how broken the walls and ceilings are.
The paint with a slight texture is mixed with sand and other small aggregates;
They hide small flaws, but not big ones.
Heavy plaster paint can be applied with spatula or roller;
Choose this type to cover very bad walls.
Read the paint label carefully and buy it generously;
The worse the wall, the more paint you need.
Sometimes paint can only cover about 25 square feet per gallon.
Prepare the surface to be painted before starting work.
If you are painting a clean wall without a large opening crack, leave the furniture in the room;
If you need to prepare for painting the ceiling or surface, move it out.
Remove the curtains, pictures and carpets.
Move any remaining furniture in the middle of the room together and cover it with a plastic drip cloth;
Cover the floor with a drop cloth and fix them on the substrate with masking tape.
Protect lamps, wood products and panels with masking tape.
If the room is very dirty or greasy, clean the surface to be painted with strong household detergent and hot water solution;
Rinse clean and dry completely.
The paint fills in small cracks.
Fill large cracks and deep ditches with spackling compound, press hard and smooth with putty knife or paint scraper.
At least 8 hours, completely dry the repaired area.
If the spackling compound has shrunk or cracked, apply more compounds to smooth the patch area;
No need to polish.
Using the type of roll cover recommended by the manufacturer, apply paint with a slight texture with the roll.
Apply thick plaster paint with rollers and special rings
Texture roller cover, or with a tro knife.
Try the paint on a piece of scrap plywood or cardboard before starting the paint until you know how to get the effect you want.
Try using the roller to get a uniform dot-color effect, a tro knife with a random texture, and a hard brush with a rough look.
Depending on the humidity, the paint will start setting when you are working;
It may only take 15 minutes in a heated room.
When you finish painting an area, go back and do further texture work on it to produce a different effect.
You can brush it into waves or curves with a hard brush, or randomly cross
Hatch with a metal comb or drop with a sponge;
For bark textures, wrap strong ropes around the rollers and roll up and down the paint that has been applied.
In general, the thicker the paint you use, the rougher the texture you can produce, the more damage you can cover.
When you decide on the texture and refine your technique, apply paint on the surface to be painted.
First paint the ceiling, apply the paint again in the small area, and texture it when you go;
Draw the corners and edges first, then fill in the main area.
To reach the tight point, cut a ring-
Half of the texture roller cover, with 3-inch roller;
Or, if you\'re painting, use a putty knife.
Use the same technique to paint the wall, start from the corner, work around the room, apply while, and texture.
Let the paint dry for at least 8 hours, according to the manufacturer\'s instructions.
After the plaster is dry, pick up the drip cloth and remove the masking tape.
Clean up with water and laundry detergent.
Plaster is just one of the many options for you to renovate your walls.
In the next section, you will learn how to cover the walls with fabric.
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