Notice. old paint becomes brighter with time
Step 1: Tools
- 1x 1liter of diluent: nitro or synthetic
- 2 rollers with handles. Size: big and small
- 1x masking tape also known as crepe tape. Size: wide
- 1x plastic net for removing excess paint from the roller (don't know the translation)
- 1x brush. Width: 5 cm
- 1x scraper. Width: 5cm
- clean plastic or wooden stick to mix the paint
- 1x 20l bucket or a tray
- 2x rags
- sandpaper type P150 or more
- 1 week of daily newspaper and/ or special lightweight blancket
- 1x yogurt container
Mentioned tools can be bought in shops but you can use homemade tools just check that tools are clean. Rollers can be bought separately from handles just make sure thay can really spin freely. The bucket should be big enough to mount 'the net'. Also keep in mind the bucket will probably be scrapped after the job (!).
Dress and shoe something appropriate for the job because that too can be scrapped. If you will paint also the ceiling, you should use a cap.
Step 2: Paint
- is it for indoors or outdoors,
- how much area can it cover,
- how many layers you need to apply and
- how much water you need to add.
Do some math so you buy right ammount and type.
Today, It is modern to use colored paint. You can google or borrow books about which colors to use, what do different colors express etc.
Some shops can mix the color for you or you can add a dye by yourself. Usually i let the shop mix it for me.
Step 3: Surface and Preparation
Make sure the tape is fully glued at least first centimeter (in the width) otherwise the paint will flow under the tape (!). Cover the floor with newspapers.
Small craks and air bubbles should be repaired. Scrape them from both sides untill the material stops falling away. Than you fill the crack with reparatur product. Some reparaturs are already prepared and packed in tubes or you can buy it in powder. Than let it dry and use sandpaper to level the bulb with the wall. When you'r done with reparatur you should clean the dust from the floor and the wall again.
If you see big cracks, you should use plaster. If there's mold on the wall, you should use special paint and treatment. Google for it. You should also sandblast old drips and similar.
Mix and test the paint:
In the bucket you put 1/2 kg of paint and water (read instructions). Mix with the stick for about 5 min untill it has nice even flow. With the brush test the paint on the wall and dry it with hair dryer. Keep in mind that dry paint is a bit brighter than wet paint. If you'r adding a dye, you add it gradually and test more times. These tests should be always done by day with lights turned on.
When you'r satisfied with the color go ahead on next step.
Step 4: Let's Paint
When you finished with big roller start with small roller. The technique is the same:dive in paint, remove the paint and roll it in all 4 directions. Small roller is used for paiting corners, repairs etc.
You can pause till next day because there won't be any difference in color. Notice that every time you pause your job the paint is drying on the tool so you should clean or at least rest your tools in water.
Step 5: Finish!
Clean your tools with water and/ or diulent.
Step 6: Extras
You can also add plaster sculptures and glue them on the wall.
For designs you can use masking tape, plastic paterns, sprays etc.
See pictures about my extras.