Doing It Correctly
As you purchase your drywall supplies, you may have thought about painting your walls once drywall is installed and ready to go. Of course, when you think painting, you might think that the job will be a walk in the park. While painting drywall is not too difficult, it is important that you follow all of the steps properly to ensure your end result is exactly what you want it to be.
Below, we will go over how you can properly paint your drywall and get the results you desire.
Prep the Room to be Painted
The first step in the process is to prep the room that you will be painting. If you do not prep the room, you may end up getting paint all over the floor or you may accidentally paint an area that you should not.
To prep the room, gather your drywall supplies including the painters’ tap, plastic tarp, a damp cloth, and a vacuum. You will want to go through the room and dust off the walls with the vacuum and if you notice any spots on the drywall, scrub it clean with the damp cloth.
Once you have all of that done, go through the room and apply the painters’ tape to the walls. Now, lay the tarp on the floor and get ready to begin the process.
Get Ready to Paint
Now that you have prepared the room, you will need to grab your painting and drywall supplies and line them up neatly on the floor. You should have paint, a roller, a paint brush, and a paint pan.
When it comes to painting your drywall, you can choose to roll the paint on the walls or you can spray the paint onto the walls, but spraying will entail a much larger prep job, as you will need to cover doors jams, windows, and any other areas you do not want paint to get on.
Apply the Paint
Now, you can begin applying the paint to the walls. You should dip the roller into the paint and then allow any excess paint to drip off. You should try to avoid soaking the brush or roller in paint as this can leave drips when you apply the paint to the wall.
Once you have your paint on the roller, begin to apply the roller to the wall and use gentle strokes that go the same way. Try to keep your lines as straight as possible, otherwise, you will be able to see streaks once the paint is fully dry.
Tips When Painting
When you are painting your drywall, make sure that you allow the paint to thoroughly dry before you apply a second coat or before you begin to decorate the wall.
You also want to make sure that you have proper ventilation when painting, otherwise, you may begin to feel lightheaded from the fumes the paint lets off.
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