Now that you’ve got your tools, easy surface prep starts with a clean, blank canvas. Remove any nails or screws. Then, wash the walls thoroughly with sugar soap and rinse them with clean water to remove any residue. Next up, fill holes and cracks with Polycell Polyfilla and let it dry. To achieve a smooth surface, lightly sand the walls using medium or fine grit paper. This ensures your fresh, new paint will adhere to the surface properly.
Once you’ve finished scaping the wallpaper off, it’s important to thoroughly wash the area to remove all the old paste. While the surface is still damp, fill in any holes and cracks with Polycell No Sanding Polyfilla, which will dry in as little as 15 minutes. For particularly damaged walls, Polycell SmoothOver for Cracked & Damaged Walls covers dents, gouges and cracks in one go. Then, go ahead and sand it down.
Now it’s time to pick up your brush or roller! To paint in the right order, start at the top of the room and work your way down. For easy ceiling painting tips, use Magic White. It fades from pink to white in under an hour, to ensure that you don’t miss a spot. Apply two coats and move onto the walls, working away from natural light. Paint your windows in the morning, so they have a full day to dry before you close them at night. Lastly, finish off with doors, door frames and skirting.
Though painting isn’t as easy as it looks, all you need to do is follow the right painting tips towards a professional finish to be proud of.