Problems When Painting
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Problems When Painting

Even with the most careful planning, problems can sometimes occur. Below you will find descriptions of some of the most common painting problems you are likely to encounter. Blisters Mostly found when painting in wet conditions outside the house. Inside, they can be caused by painting over old, soft paint. If there are a lot…

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Painting Technique Essentials

Always prepare ceilings first, then the walls and finally any woodwork or metal (window frames). See section dealing with metalwork. Preparing ceilings and walls In new houses or extensions, plastered walls and ceilings can be painted within a few weeks. Old ceilings should be washed with sugar soap or household detergent, then rinsed with plenty…

Painting

Painting Technique

Most paints require stirring before use, but read the instructions, particularly if the colour appears even when you open the can. Some oil paints need a very thorough mixing, using a clean wooden stick. Varnishes are better not stirred violently as this causes air bubbles which will mark the surface. Do all stirring before use,…

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Painting Skills

Paint is used both for decoration and protection. Paints intended for outside work are designed to stand up to bad weather. They can be used inside, but there are some inside paints that are unsuitable outdoors. Modern paints have synthetic ingredients and some require different techniques from traditional paints. Read and follow the directions on…

How to paint walls
painting walls

How to paint walls

Painting a house wall is one of the oldest forms of decoration and still very popular. The best materials for amateur use are almost certainly the modern emulsion paints. These are water-solvent paints, but dry very hard. In fact a good emulsion paint may be scrubbed clean if it gets dirty. The washable distempers, which…

Painting techniques
Painting

Painting techniques

Brushes and rollers. Brushes paint to a sharp edge but give less coverage per stroke than rollers. They can be awkward for ceilings as the paint tends to run back down the handle. They are best for corners and work in cramped areas. Rollers cover large areas more quickly than brushes and are better for…

How to Decorate – Order of work in Painting
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How to Decorate – Order of work in Painting

Complete all preparation work before applying undercoats. Paint your room in this order: first the ceiling, then the walls, finally the woodwork. Types of paint Paints can be divided into two basic groups: 1. oil-based paints (best known as “gloss”, also available in eggshell and flat finishes); 2. water-borne paints (best known as “emulsions” or…

Gloss Painting
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Gloss Painting

There are no secrets to getting a good paint finish — just patience, care and attention to detail. Get this right and you’ll be rewarded with paintwork that’s almost as good as a car’s and will give tough protection for years. It’s an old but nonetheless true saying that successful painting is very little about…