Painting smooth surfaces of ceilings and walls

Painting smooth surfaces.

When we start painting a large area, we must first of all consider lighting. Starting work in daylight and ending work under artificial lighting should be avoided, as it is easy to make a mistake and paint the same surface twice. The ceiling and each wall should be painted in one go; if you stop work in the middle and go to bed or rest, you may leave a clear trace of the dried paint.

Close the windows before you start painting with emulsion, in order not to unnecessarily accelerate the drying of the paint and to have enough time to join the painted sections together. Only after you finish painting, you can speed up the drying process by opening the windows. When painting the walls, try to reach as close to the ceiling as possible, which will greatly facilitate the finishing work. Raw walls should be primed with a diluted solution of the emulsion, already painted walls do not require priming. If you notice, that the new layer is not covering enough, do not try to thicken the paint, but after drying, paint over the entire surface again. Sometimes it takes two or three layers of emulsion to get a satisfactory effect.

When painting, always have a wet cloth to remove dust or stains on hand. We start painting the room from the top, that the agitated dust particles do not settle on the wet paint and that any stains can be painted over later. If you use a roller, fill in the unpainted places with a brush.

Painting ceilings
Try to plan your work this way, to paint the ceiling completely at once, otherwise, there will be visible traces of dried paint. Start painting from the corner next to the window wall and work your way away from the light source. Apply the paint in stripes of width 60 cm and be careful, that the paint in the place where they connect is wet.

Painting walls
Start at the top corner of the wall of the nearest window. Apply the paint in wide horizontal stripes all the way to the skirting board. Use a thinner brush to paint the area around windows and door frames.

Painting the moldings
Painting the slats can be extremely tedious and time-consuming, however, you can make the task easier as follows.
Use a brush with a width 5 cm and a piece of card stock. Lean the board against the top of the board or push it between the board and the wall. Thanks to this, you will blur the walls with paint.
In the corners, use a narrow brush slightly soaked with paint, immediately removing any excess paint. Also, secure the floor by sliding a piece of cardboard under the skirting board.