ESSENTIAL TIPS - HOME DECORATING

 

CONSIDER THE SURFACE TYPE | PREPARING A GOOD SURFACE

 

CONSIDER THE SURFACE TYPE

Different surfaces require different treatments. Bare wood should be sanded and then primed, while stained wood should be treated with wood bleach. Surface texture should match the character of a room; for example, smooth paintwork may not suit an old house.

 

 

1. BARE PLASTER
Brush, prime, and seal with diluted latex paint.

 

2. BARE BRICK
Brush to remove debris, and then coat with masonry paint.

 
 

 

3. TEMPERA
Scrape. Seal with stabilizing solution. Paint with latex.

 

4. WALLPAPER
Although stripping is best, no vinyl can be painted over.

 
 

 
PREPARING A GOOD SURFACE

A painted surface that is in a good condition usually requires keying (roughening the surface so that the paint will adhere) and washing. To key the existing paint, brush away any dust and wipe with trisodium phosphate (TSP) on a sponge. This will reveal any cracks that require filling. If there are no cracks, dry the surface with a lint free cloth. If you cannot obtain TSP, key the surface with medium-to-fine grain sandpaper.
 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL TIPS - PAINTING & HOME DECORATING

Beading | Cutting in
Consider the surface type | Preparing a good surface

Dragging | Ragging
glazing your walls | glazing wood

How to remove old wallpaper

How to paint a ceiling | Using masking tape
How to prepare bare wood | How to paint bare wood

How to make a tinted oil glaze | Applying a glaze

How to Repair Cracks and Holes in Your Walls

Preparing to paint | How much paint?

Paint Your Room in This Order

Painting walls & ceiling > Order of work | How to apply latex paint

Painting outlet covers | Adding details

Painting between rooms | How to varnish wood

Painting with a roller | When to use paint pad
Preparing paint | Why use a paint bucket

Pickling wood

Procedure for doors | How to paint baseboards

Procedure for windows

Rag rolling | Bagging

Removing flaking paint | How to fill holes

Repainting woodwork | Smoothing between coats

Remedy faults

Sponging on | Sponging off

Stippling | Store bought textured paint

Stenciling

Sizing surfaces | Mixing paste | Measuring cutting lining paper

When to sieve paint | Paintbrush know how

How to Paint Ceilings

 
 
 
 
 

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