Hassle-free wall painting services in Singapore
Need a quick paint job in Singapore but having difficulties or don’t know how to start? Well, why not let our handyman do it for you, having assurance that our handyman will take care of everything! Here’s how they can do it and tips on how you can paint your room too:
1. Cover It Up
Before you embark on your colorful journey, it is advisable you protect the flooring and move around the furniture as well. You do not want dripping all over your new couch. Cover up the couches and other furniture that is difficult to move to avoid spills and splatter. Most people tend to cover up their floors with plastic. Experienced wall painters know this isn’t a good idea as plastic can be slick under your feet and may even cause your ladder to move around while you are on it.
2. Start With Fresh Surface
Paint will not adhere to surfaces that are covered with dust as it may cause the finishing to look uneven and messy. Before you start painting, dust away all the cobwebs, you can use a mop to dry dust the walls first. You can use a wet sponge to clear off areas that are extra dirty. It is best you use a ladder so you can reach the ceiling with ease.
3. Prep the Borders
Remove all kinds of outlets and light switch covers you do not want to get paint on. The easiest way is to tape off areas you don’t want painted, such as window frames, moldings or baseboards. You can purchase painter’s masking tape online or just use regular tape. However, painter’s masking tape will produce better results and make crisp lines and doesn’t allow the paint to bleed through.
4. Start Painting
Now that you have prepped your room, it is time for you to get those paint brushes ready. Start by painting the edges first. It is best that you use an angled brush or a sponge tool for this process. Then start filling out the central portion. A paint tray and roller will help you get the job done easily. It is important that you use the right tools. While professional wall painters have a variety of tools to help them, here’s a basic guide for a novice like yourself:
- For smooth surfaces: ¼ -inch nap
- For semi smooth surfaces: 3/8- inch nap
- For rough surfaces: 5/8-inch nap
Using the wrong tools will lead to you applying too little or too much paint.
5. Pack Things Up
Now that you have finished painting your home, it is time for you to wrap things up. Rinse your paint brush and rollers in lukewarm water and pour the leftover paint back into the paint buckets for future use. Make sure you seal all the tins tightly, tapping the lid edges with a hammer. Allow the brush bristles to completely dry before you store them back in their plastic wrappings. If you have lost or torn away the wrappings then don’t worry. Simply fold a thick piece of paper around the bristles and then secure it with some tape.
While you can follow these tips for painting a room, you can see it will require a lot of time and effort on your part, not to mention the hassle of keeping everything safe from paint. This is why it is a better idea to hire a professional in Singapore to do the job for you!