Painting is the process of applying a liquid in a thin layer to protect, colour or provide texture to surfaces. Painting is one of the most visible renovation item and if not done properly would cause painting defects detrimental to the overall renovation.
Painting interior wallsEdit
- Check surface for incidence of dampness or water seepage
- Identify and fix the water seepage problem, possibly repairing leaking pipes or cracks in the walls.
- Remove loose plaster from the walls by tapping on the walls. Loose plaster can be indicated by a hollow sound when tapped.
- Ensure proper curing time (7-21 days depending on extent of plastering).
- Allow for proper drying and stabilising time to bridge cracks and smoothen surface during re-plastering.
- Surface preparation
- Allow plastered surfaces to mature for a while after the application of a coat of lime ask to ensure thorough drying.
- Remove loose particles and paint flakes.
- Scrape surface with sandpaper to ensure surfaces is dry and clean.
- Thoroughly scrape previos coatings of lime wash, powder or cement paint.
- Clean surface which is affected by fungus. This can be done by applying the affected area with solution of bleach powder with a brush or sponge. Further washing with clean water is needed prior to drying the surface.
- Apply the paint on walls. You may need different paints depending if the surface is absorbent or new.
- Fill and level the minor undulations of wall by applying putty.
- Use plaster of paris to fix major undulations followed by sanding to smoothen the wall surface.
- Allow proper drying for 10-12 hours before applying top coat.