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The process of applying Emulsion Paint on walls:
Step 1: There are many things you’ll be in need of. You’ll require a base coat of white Emulsion Paint surplus to that an overcoat of any color you like to apply on the walls. It is important to select the right type of overcoat because only the overcoat will be seen.
Step 2: When you’re applying or purchasing the white Emulsion Paint base coat, it’s advisable for purchasing matte finished. The overcoat can be anyone among the three but if the base coat is matte, it helps in increasing the glow of the overcoat applied on the walls. In place of base-coat, Emulsion Paint primer can apply so it will stick to the wall for a longer time and give a better finish.
Step 3: Before you move ahead, it is advised to clean the surface of the walls. Remove any decorations on the walls and even the furniture. As you’re painting the walls, cover the surface of the floor by using a plastic material cover. It will not damage the floors. Apply the painter’s tape on the edges of the floors, ceiling and the skirting boards. It’s easy to remove it and helps in protecting the parts of the home from Emulsion Paint
Step 4: Now, it’s the time to clean the walls. Start scrubbing the wall by using mild detergent and warm water solution on a clean cloth. Damp the cloth and rub it on the surface. It will remove the oils from its surface. After applying it, let it rest for some while and rinse it off with clean water.
Step 5: Even you can rinse, dry and scrub the walls by using a clean rag. But, make sure of drying the walls before you start applying Emulsion Paint. As Emulsion Paint is water-based paint, so applying it to the water-based surface might not properly adhere to the surface.
Step 6: Don’t forget to sand the walls. If your current wall surface is shiny, smooth or glossy, rub and scrub the surface by using 50-grit sandpaper. It will help the Emulsion Paint adhere to the surface smoothly. Wrap the sandpaper around the cork block and gradually work on the wall surface. After completing this step, make the use of small bristle brush from sweeping off accumulated dust and debris from the walls.
Step 7: Now you can go ahead with 1st coat of primer and wait till it’s dry and then apply 2nd coat of primer and wait till 2nd coat of primer dried off. Now, apply the basecoat similarly by cutting in the seams using a paint brush and then apply the paint on the remaining surface by using a roller. It’s advisable for drying the basecoat thoroughly say for at least a day and then apply the overcoat. Even, you might need to apply more than one coat of Emulsion Paint, but make sure that each coat is dried completely before applying another one. Let the basecoat dry completely before applying the overcoat. If you’re going with dark colors, you’ll need more coats of basecoat. And for light paint, one or two coats of basecoat are practicable.
Step 8: You’ll need only a light coat of paint. For getting rid of excessive paint, roll the roller again on the platform of the tray. Follow a specific motion while using a roller for applying the Emulsion Paint on the surface. Work either in M shape or in W shape.
Step 9: Start with the bottom and rise towards the upward direction and so on. Repeat the diagonal strikes for painting the walls. Change the angle and cover the entire area of the wall. At last, attach some final touches and here you go with best application process of applying Emulsion Paint on the walls.
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