How should emulsion paint be used? If you can renovate the walls of your home or shop by yourself, you can save a lot of money! Deco-Man is going to teach you how to colour the walls at home or store and also introduce the tools required and the steps of using emulsion paint!
Steps of using emulsion paint
Step 1: Clean the wall with sandpaper and fill the uneven areas
Step 2: Apply primer onto the wall
Step 3: After mixing water and emulsion paint in proportion, let the emulsion paint stand for 20 minutes before applying onto the wall
Step 4: After painting a layer of emulsion paint, wait until it is completely dry before painting another layer. Generally, 2 to 3 layers of emulsion paint are required
Tools required for using emulsion paint
Before applying emulsion paint to the wall, you need to purchase appropriate tools, including a good-quality oil paint brush and sandpaper.
- Paint brush: Thicker paint can be painted to block the original colour of the wall. At the same time, it can also increase the durability of the paint film in order to let it withstand repeated scrubbing
- Sandpaper: Used to clean the wall, and then paint with new paint.
Tips for primer and wall cleaning
After purchasing the tools, the wall needs to be cleaned up next. If the wall is uneven, you need to shovel those areas, and then use ready mixed plaster on top as a base layer. If the wall surface is already smooth, then you only need to polish it.
After cleaning the wall and before applying emulsion paint, you must apply primer onto the wall. If the wall does not go through this process, the wall may be powdered or discoloured after some time.
Points to note when using emulsion paint
After the primer is applied, using emulsion paint is the next step. You should pay attention to the following points during DIY:
- Before applying emulsion paint, it is necessary to mix the paint evenly, and then let it stand still for 20 minutes. In this way, the bubbles on the surface will disappear before application and thus to avoid pinholes or small bubbles after the emulsion paint is applied to the wall.
- When preparing emulsion paint, it is necessary to mix water and emulsion paint proportionally. If there is too much water, it is easy to cause poor emulsion paint film formation, and it is difficult to achieve the desired decorative effect.
- After each layer of emulsion paint is applied, wait until it is completely dry before applying another layer. During the process, you can feel it with your fingers. If the paint surface pressed by your fingers is not sticky, you can paint the next layer.
- Generally, 2 to 3 layers of emulsion paint are required. If the primer is darker, one or more layers are required.
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