Painting Indoor walls

First thing is to develop a vision, as you tour thru your house start to right down what you in vision for every space, keeping in mind how much natural light or artificial light you may have. Light colours can work in any space but dark colours would require lots of natural light.

While you tour thru the house remember to do a estimation of what you will require for example:  I have a 3×3 room with a 2x1m window and a door(.830×2.1).

Ceiling: 3×3 = 9Square meter

Walls:3×2.7+3×2.7+3×2.7+3×2.7=32.4Square meters

Window:2×1=2Square meters

Door: .830×2.1=1.75square meters

 

This will mean I would require paint for the walls: 32.4-2(Window)-1.75(Door)=28.65

Depending on the wall surface being rough or smooth you would require on an average = 28.65×2(for double coat)=57.3/7(square meters per litre) = 8 Litres of paint required

Then looking at the ceiling: 9×2(double coat)=18/7(square meters per litre) = 2.5litres required

If you are not sure measure out your area and take it to your local Jack’s paint and Hardware store they will assist you with your requirements.

 

The best way to start painting the inside of your house is to start at one end move the furniture out or use some drop sheets to cover them, open windows for ventilation.

Before we start painting ask your self how does my walls look.

Here we will look at six different substrate conditions and what we should use:

  1. New: Make sure your plaster is dry. Plaster should be left to dry for 21 days before applying a plaster primer to it. We recommend using an Artisan plaster primer and then leaving it to dry for 24 hours. Depending on your plaster finish we recommend using a Panache or Artisan top coat. If your plaster is smooth with very little imperfections use Panache Vinyl Silk or Artisan Satin cote. If your plaster is showing some imperfections use Panache Premier matt or Super acrylic  as this is a smooth matt it will not show up imperfections as easy.
  2. Previously painted and sound: If your walls are still looking good, not cracking or pealing just wash walls with a sugar soap solution and scot bride pad, rinse with clean water afterwards to remove soapy residue, leave to dry, depending on your wall finish we recommend using a Panache or Artisan top coat. If you have a glossy paint on the walls apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat to change the system to water based. If your walls are showing some imperfections use Panache Premier matt or super acrylic as this does not show up the imperfections as easy. If your wall surface is smooth and does not have any imperfection you can use Panache vinyl silk or Artisan Satin cote.
  3. Flaking: Start by scraping all loose bits of paint with a 75mm scraper, sand surface smooth with 80grid sand paper. Use sugar soap mixture to remove dust and any other loose bits. Rinse with clean water afterwards to remove soapy residue. Leave to dry. Apply one coat Artisan Plaster primer to bare wall areas, leave to dry for 24 hours. Depending on your wall finish we recommend using a Panache or Artisan top coat. If you have a glossy paint on the walls apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat to change the system to water based. If your walls are showing some imperfections use Panache Premier matt or super acrylic as this does not show up the imperfections as easy. If your wall surface is smooth and does not have any imperfection you can use Panache vinyl silk or Artisan Satin cote.
  4. Cracks: Open all cracks in a V-shape with a 35mm Scraper. Apply to bare cemented areas Panache Primer Cure. Leave to dry for 24 hours. Fill cracks with a ready mixed filler, leave to dry and sand smooth with 100grid sand paper. Apply over filler areas one coat Panache Primer Cure to seal, leave to dry. Depending on your wall finish we recommend using a Panache or Artisan top coat. If you have a glossy paint on the walls apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat to change the system to water based. If your walls are showing some imperfections use Panache Premier matt or super acrylic as this does not show up the imperfections as easy. If your wall surface is smooth and does not have any imperfection you can use Panache vinyl silk or Artisan Satin cote.
  5. Mould/Damp: Wash down mouldy areas with a Mould Buster, rinse with clean water afterwards to remove soapy residue. If you find that there is damp find the source first and fix it, leave surface to dry out completely before applying any paint. Once area is dry apply one coat Panache Primer Cure and allow drying for 24 hours. Depending on your wall finish we recommend using a Panache or Artisan top coat. If you have a glossy paint on the walls apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat to change the system to water based. If your walls are showing some imperfections use Panache Premier matt or super acrylic as this does not show up the imperfections as easy. If your wall surface is smooth and does not have any imperfection you can use Panache vinyl silk or Artisan Satin cote.
  6. Yellowing: Wash walls down with a scouring pad and some Sugar soap. Rinse with clean water afterwards to remove soapy residue. Leave to dry. Apply one coat Panache Universal Undercoat. Leave to dry for 18 hours. Depending on your wall finish we recommend using a Panache or Artisan top coat. If you have a glossy paint on the walls apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat to change the system to water based. If your walls are showing some imperfections use Panache Premier matt or super acrylic as this does not show up the imperfections as easy. If your wall surface is smooth and does not have any imperfection you can use Panache vinyl silk or Artisan Satin cote.

When painting a Bathroom or Kitchen you would rather use Panache Polyglo or Egshell for the top coats  as these products are steam resistant.

Hope these will help you to identify your walls and so assist you with your upcoming projects.  Happy Painting…