Preparation of the walls

Preparation of the walls

Painting a wall requires much more preparation than wallpapering. Even the tiniest crack will remain visible, despite the application of several layers of paint, as long as you don't fill it thoroughly.

If the walls of the room are solid, but covered with a dense network of cracks, try to cover them with masking wallpaper.

Before you start painting, make sure, is the wallpaper completely dry.
A freshly plastered wall should dry for several weeks, before you cover it with a primer or a thin layer of emulsion. Immediately after plastering, it should be covered with a layer of primer and filling paint.
Existing paint, which we want to paint over, should be washed with a solution of gray soap and rinsed thoroughly with water.

• Take all the items you need from the drawers.
• Move smaller pieces of furniture to another room.
• Remove curtains, curtains and paintings and put away in a safe place.
• Remove handles and handles from doors and windows; for that, where necessary, lock in open position.
• Move larger pieces of furniture to the center of the room and cover them with plastic wrap or newspaper.
• Roll the carpet, take all rugs and mats to another room.
• Cover the door with plastic wrap or cloth and attach a corner guard.
• If necessary, vacuum the floor and wipe off the dust / intended for painting the surface.

Store the putty in a dry and cool place, use a piece of old cardboard and a scraper for mixing. Before you start puttying, make sure, whether the powder is thoroughly mixed. So as not to waste material unnecessarily, do not mix more putty at one time, than you are able to use up within the time specified on the package (usually the putty hardens after a few minutes). Unlike cellulose fillers, the resin putty does not change its volume during the hardening and drying process. So you can apply it flush with the wall surface and save work on smoothing.

To avoid troublesome cleaning of the container, in which we were making putty, it is good to line the dish with plastic wrap, which we throw out after finishing work, or use ready-made mixtures.