How to paint new drywall
Step 1: preparing new drywall for paint
A primer or sealer or a primer-sealer is essential when preparing new drywall for paint or wallpaper. Once the drywall has gone up, the joints taped and the screws mudded, something is needed to create an even, solid surface over those different textures for a smooth coat of paint, and possibly to help blend in new drywall with an existing wall. A primer-sealer is usually that product.
The importance of a primer or sealer is to create an even surface for your paint or wall covering.
Make sure your surface is clean and dry. With a large paint brush or roller, apply one or two coats of Primer for wall coatings.
Let the painted surface dry completely ±6 hours at 20°C.
Use painters tape to mask around windows and woodwork such as baseboard, ceiling moldings and door frames.
Step 2: painting
When you purchase your paint, ask what type of brush and roller is right for your job.
Use your roller to apply paint from the ceiling downward. Don’t worry if the first coat looks thin, appears lighter than the color you chose, or doesn’t completely hide the original paint.
A second application is usually required to provide a uniform, finished coat that accurately matches the color you purchased.
Tip: If you need to take a break during your project, wrap brushes and rollers with plastic wrap to keep them wet and pliable for up to a day or more.
When you’re ready to work again, simply unwrap them and resume painting.
Step 3: remove the tape
Once the walls are dry, remove the painter’s tape from the trim. Peel it off slowly and evenly to make sure it doesn’t pull up any paint.
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