How to complete DIY paint projects like a pro

It is the school holidays again and there are always lots of DIY home improvements to be done. One such DIY project that can be done this winter is painting your home’s interior. This article will show you, in 5 easy steps, how to paint your home’s interior like a professional.

Step 1: Choose a suitable paint colour and product for your specific application.

A lot of times it can be difficult to decide on what colour to paint a room. Two excellent approaches to help you with such a decision is the architecture of the room and the emotion that the colour of paint is going to evoke. A good tip is to choose a paint colour that will highlight the architecture and items in the room. If you want to evoke the desired emotion, you should first consider the function of the room, and then choose a paint colour to go with it. Examples of such colours are, red for a warmer colour, blue for a cooler colour etc. When taking these two tips in consideration, you can easily make a choice even on a wide range of paint colours. Cotect Paints has a range of interior paint products for you to use on your DIY project.

Step 2: Prepare your walls and protect surroundings before starting the paint job.

 Always remember to inspect your walls for imperfections such as holes, cracks, old peeling paint etc.Having such imperfections on a wall is unpleasant to look at for your guests, yourself, and will also affect the overall look, after completing your paint project. PlasterSkim is an excellent product for filling minor cracks. This skimming product smoothens the texture of the wall surface and usually doesn’t need to be primed. Also, remember to cover surfaces that are not going to be painted, with cloths and painter’s tape.

Step 3: Waterproof the cracks before painting

The winter months are cold and wet. If you prefer a nice and cosy interior, why not waterproof before you paint? Cotect Paints has a very effective waterproofing product called Weather Seal, that is highly flexible and covers hairline cracks in plaster to prevent the ingression of moisture.

Step 4: Priming your walls for that professional painting look.

Before painting, it is good to first outline the walls with primer. This is called cutting in. After cutting in, it is now time to prime the entire wall. We stock a range of primers and undercoats and sealers that are perfect for your DIY paint project.

Step 5: Paint and clean up

Finally, it is time to paint that wall. Remember to sand the walls just before painting. When done painting, remember to remove the covers from surfaces and furniture to reveal your professionally painted walls.

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