As you have probably heard before preparation is the key to a good job. In many cases the prep takes longer to do than the actual painting. If a room to that is to be repainted is in reasonably good shape you may be able to get by without an extensive prep.
If the previous job was done well that is a big help.
Get a good idea of what you are getting into look around the room for the obvious Repairs: Water stains, large holes, cracks, and so forth.
These are things that will absolutely need repair.
take a close look. Does the old paint appear to be bonded well? If large areas are pealing from a prior coat of paint, you will probably have to totally remove the pealing layer of the pealing section to prevent this from continuing.
Is there much debris in the previous paint that should be sanded out, are there runs sags heavy brush marks that could require a lot of sanding to remove? Look at woodwork for chipped corners and dents, do you want to take the time to fill them? Are there lead hazards?
These are things that could require a lot of extra work and create dust. 3rdCaulking joints filling nail & pinholes, sealing knots, washing surfaces, removing mildew, and dulling surfaces. These jobs are pretty much standard routine.
Once you assessed your situation you can make a list of the materials you will be using. Having most of the materials on site before you start saves time from having to leave off to go to the hardware store.
Most Common Materials:
120 and 220 grit Sandpaper, latex caulk, spackling compound, masking tape, rags.
Other items to consider:
Wood dough, joint compound, joint tape, stick on wall patch, disposable plastic drop cloths, masking paper, stain sealer, paint thinner, detergent, de-glosser, denatured alcohol tack cloth, paint strainers.
Drop cloths, step ladder paint brushes, buckets, roller covers, roller handles, roller pan, pan liners, extension poll, putty knife, dust brush, caulk gun, nail set, hammer, utility knife, wire to poke caulk tube, screw driver, sponge work light.
Other tools to consider:
Joint knifes, poll sander.
Goggles, work gloves, rubber gloves, hat, dust mask, respirator.
Beginning The Work
Clear out the room; move as much furniture as possible to another room. If large furniture is to difficult to move out, see it can be moved to the center of the room and covered with the plastic drop cloths. Take down pictures and curtains. Cover the floor with drop cloths.
joints at door and window casings baseboards and other painted woodwork use an acrylic latex caulk. Caulking can often repair cracks at corners of walls and ceilings. When the fillers (joint compound, spackling, wood dough) have dried sand any build up of filler flush with surface.
filled areas and bare wood with the sealer or other appropriate primer.Note if you will be priming an entire area spot priming is not necessary.
Any patched or bare surfaces will need to be spot primed. Now prime any areas such as the ceiling or walls that will get a full coat of primer. This step is optional and usually does not have to be done on previously painted surfaces, but can often give the best results especially on discolored or splotchy ceilings…
Final Prep Steps
Check the primer to see if it needs any sanding to do before the first coat of finish paint is applied, hopefully there will be very little to do at this point. Check around the room for places that might have gotten missed during the prep stages. Seal any stains. If you decide to fill any holes, keep in mind that they should be spot primed before painting.
Clean the room.
If you have not had allot of repairs to do, then you may be about ready to start painting.
If you have created allot of dust try to eliminate the dust as much as possible. (See section on ourHealth And Safetypage).
Dust– A common method of clearing dust out cloth drop cloths has been to take them out and shake them. But you must know there are no lead paint issues and you feel you have an appropriate area to do so away from play areas, pet areas, and bird feeders etc.
Other wise it is probably better to wash them. Plastic tarps can sometimes be swept with a broom. Disposable drop cloths can disposed of.
Make sure every thing is that could get spattered is covered.
Start by cutting in along the edges of the ceiling with the finish ceiling paint. Use a 2 inch or a 2.5 inch angular sash brush. Paint out a strip about 3 or 4 inches wide from the wall. Cut in the entire perimeter of the ceiling. All the way around the room. Also cut in around any lights or other fixtures that are installed on the ceiling.
Paint any ceiling moldings that are to be painted in with ceiling paint.
Next: Roll out the ceiling. We suggest using a 9 inch roller, an extension poll and a roller pan. Begin rolling at a corner. Roll a strip about 2 feet wide along the shorter dimension of the room. Roll along beside the wall.
Over lap your cut in strip about an inch or more. Continue to the corner at the other side of the room, then paint another strip going back and overlapping the previously painted strip. Continue until the ceiling is complete.
Check for anything that may not have been covered for paint spatters. Wipe up any spatters with a damp rag or sponge. Allow the ceiling time to dry to see if it needs another coat. Often it will not look satisfactory until at least several hours of dry time. Work on something else for a while.
If recoating, allow sufficient between recoats. Check can label for recoat time. Tip: For ceiling divided into sections by beams or moldings, paint one complete section at a time.
Tip: Cutting in textured ceilings can be difficult. Allowing some of the ceiling paint to get on the wall while cutting in, and then cutting in with the wall paint after is easier. Or try masking tape on wall. Experiment with one wall and remove tape immediately.
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