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10 subtleties of painting for repair, peeped from a professional painter


Who said repair is boring? Apparently, wives whose husbands have not been able to re-paste wallpaper for about five years, but this is not about them. Repair is also an art. Only instead of a brush in the hands of a roller, and the container with paint will be more. And to perfectly paint the walls, windows and not to spoil with all the furniture and nerves, useful subtleties from the masters of paint business. With them, any repair will be painless and smoothly.

Have you started repairing with repainting walls or furniture? Fine. But before putting on an old T-shirt and taking up a roller, try these life hacks. They can save the apartment from ugly stains, and you - from claims from the second half for poor quality work.

1. How to remove old wallpaper neatly and without a trace

Old wallpaper will help to remove the conditioner for washing.

Before proceeding to painting, you need to get rid of the old decor. To avoid messing with chaotic scraps of paper stuck to the wall, treat the old wallpaper conditioner for washing. To do this, dissolve a couple of tablespoons of softener in a bucket of warm water and apply with a sponge on the wallpaper.

2.To paint on the wall lay the perfect layer without the "bubbles" ...

And so that not a single speck of dust!

... you need to ensure that there is no dust on the surface. The wall does not interfere with vacuuming (as strange as it may sound), and then walk with a wet towel. It is necessary to start painting only after the wall is completely dry. And then a layer of paint will fall perfectly smoothly, without irregularities and roughness.

3. Protect from paint screws and hinges.

Vaseline will save small parts from staining.

Actual advice when painting doors and walls: if you do not want to paint over small details, process them with petroleum jelly. Oily consistency of the cream will not miss the paint, and then it can be easily removed. At the same time and the door hinges cease to creak.

4.If paint gets on your skin or rubber ...

Olive oil will save skin and gums.

... rather go to the kitchen and treat the stain with olive oil. Oil perfectly cope with fresh stains of paint and does not harm the capricious leather or rubber surface.

5. How to replace masking tape when painting windows or closet

Interchangeable things.

If you forgot to put the tape in the basket at the checkout of the construction market, find a couple of unclaimed newspapers. Cut them to the desired size, soak in water and glue on the glass. After painting the frame, the newspaper can be removed and enjoy the clean result.

6. How to get rid of obsessive smell of paint

Vanilla extract will make the smell of paint at least tolerable.

Add some vanilla extract liquid to the tray or container. This culinary additive will not affect the consistency and properties of the paint, but the aroma will be many times more pleasant. By the way, it keeps even after drying.

7. To accurately paint over fine details with spray paint ...

How to safely paint something with spray paint.

... put the item in a large cardboard box and paint right in it. So the floor and other pieces of furniture will remain unharmed and without blots. Only it is better to carry out the whole procedure in the fresh air, and otherwise you can “inhale”.

8. How to remove excess paint from the brush and not slap everything around

No more blots.

Wrap a paint can with a rubber band, as in the photo. Just swipe the eraser with a brush, and all the excess will be returned back to the tank.

9.Perfect case for storage roller exists

Perfect size.

And this is a box from the famous Pringles chips. More precisely, not a box, but a very tube. And if it is necessary that the roller does not dry out between painting (for example, if you paint in two sets with a difference a day), then wrap it with food film, and only after that, “pack” it in a tube. So the roller will remain slightly wet and ready to work.

10. Reanimate even dried out hands is possible.

Vinegar reanimates the old brush.

To do this, soak them in slightly heated vinegar for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse under running water. The stains will dissolve, and the nap will be soft again, just like that from the store.