With creativity and taste, you can make your house even more beautiful.
There are many different paints available for wall painting. The most recommended is the acrylic, which has infinite color options, in the opaque, satin and semi-shine versions.
Preparing the place
In order to make painting tidy and organized, it's necessary to isolate the areas that will not be painted, such as mop boards, plugs, doors and windows with masking tape.
Don't forget to cover the furniture and objects with the plastic cover Cover All plastic cover (ref 830) to ensure that nothing will be damaged during the painting.
Preparing the Surface
Before starting to paint, you must be sure that the plaster is dry, firm , clean and free from lose particles. The complete cure of the plaster generally occurs in a 30 days time frame. To make the surface flat, use spackle indoors and acrylic filler outdoors, always applying thin layers in consecutive movements.
The Condor Stainless Steel Spatulas and the Condor Mortar Board (ref. 848) are ideal for spreading and straightening the spackle. After it's dry, the surface must be sanded with the Condor Duppla Sanding Sponge (ref. 860).. Remove all the dust from the sanding with a dry cloth or a soft bristle broom.
If the wall is weak or crumbling, apply a wall preparing coat with a sheep wool roll, before spackling the wall. Never apply acrylic pigmented sealer under spackles, to avoid harming the paint adherence and the finishing.
These sealers are recommended for the plaster that will not be spackled. To seal the spackle, use the finishing painting diluted with 50% water on the first coating or use colorless sealers.
Applying the paint
Begin painting from the upper corners, ceilings and windows, doors and plugs' outlines using a Condor Single Paint Brush (ref. 610, 700, 770 ou 720). On the walls, soak the Condor Woolen Roll in the paint and draw a "W".
Return filling up all the "W" area horizontally, and then vertically. So, you will obtain a crossed coating which will produce an even layer of paint, with better coverage. Repeat the operation until you cover all the area to be painted.
Usually, two or three coatings will be necessary for a perfect finishing.
Never apply acrylic pigmented sealer under spackle, to avoid harming the paint adherence and the finishing. These sealers are recommended for the plaster that will not be spackled. To seal the spackle, use the finishing painting diluted with 50% water on the first coating or use colorless sealers.
On flat surfaces or spackled walls, use the low wool rolls, such as the Condor Dripless Wool (ref. 952 ou 959), which allow a better flattening and coverage, without dripping.
To paint semi-rugose surfaces, try also the Microfiber Roll (ref. 2012)
, which allows an excellent coverage with triple productivity of the paint*.
* Compared to the common synthetic rolls.