Before the 1950s, people had to nail wooded boards onto the wooden frame in a horizontal manner in order to create an interior wall. Since that time, the process has become much less laborious and much less time-consuming with the invention of drywall.
What Is Drywall?
Drywall is a panel of gypsum plaster mixed with fiber as well as other materials for increased fire, mildew, and moisture resistance before being pressed between two sheets of either fiberglass or heavyweight paper. This creates a product that provides excellent results but still remains simple to install.
Drywall can be found in most interiors built since its invention. As a result, if you are planning to renovate a building’s interior, you need to prepare by learning how to paint drywall.
Three Painting Tips
If you are planning to paint your drywall, review these instruction and put them to good use as much as possible.
1. Prepare The Wall Before Hand
Just as you would when painting other surfaces, it is important to make sure that the drywall is prepared beforehand. This means removing dirt and dust with either a vacuum or a microfiber cloth before washing with a household cleaner to get rid of oil as well as other stubborn contaminants.
Once the drywall is clean, use painter’s tape to line the edges of its trim, casings, and baseboard, cover the surrounding furniture in plastic sheets that have been taped together to keep paint off, and then put a drop cloth onto the floor. Do not substitute random pieces of cloth for professional grade drop cloth because paints can seep through them, meaning that they can create more problems than they solve.
2. Use A Quality Primer
Primer is important because it creates an even surface for easier painting as well as other benefits that contribute to the paint’s overall appearance. Make sure to use a good primer because cheaper primers provide poor results. Please note that while some people choose to use white primers, other people like to tint them in the same color as the paint.
However,be aware that if you are planning to paint your drywall in a deep color, you need to tint your primer because darker colors do not go well with a white primer.
3. Correct Tools Make The Job Easier
Choosing the right tools ensures the best results. For example, a lambswool roller is perfect for painting large areas
because they can hold a large amount of paint and then transfer it onto the surface without splattering too much in the process.
In contrast, a paintbrush is needed for finer work. Choose one with longer bristles for a finer finish and an unfinished handle for superior handling. You should use two coats of paint for the best effect, so wait between two or three hours for the first coat to dry before applying the second coat. During that time, be sure not to contaminate your paint by putting your applicator into its container before it has been cleaned off.
When In Doubt Get Help
With that said, these drywall painting instructions cannot cover all that there is to know about drywall painting. If you are in doubt of what you are doing yourself, getting professional help is never a bad choice to make. It could save you an unnecessary.