Interior Painting: Step-by-Step Guide

Interior Painting: Step-by-Step Guide

Fresh Painting

What is Fresh Painting and when it is required?

In general, we do Fresh Painting in newly constructed homes, and apartments. In Fresh painting, the walls are completely rough. Sometimes in old houses, fresh painting is also needed when its wall condition is really bad, or damaged, or the outer layer of old paint is completely broken.

Step I Apply Primer and Putty

Primer is a preparatory coating put on materials before painting. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the material being painted. So primer is always used in fresh interior painting and exterior painting.

Putty is generally used for filling minor cracks, holes, and damages to level the surface for painting. Putty is a generic term for a material with high plasticity, similar in texture to clay or dough, typically used in domestic construction and repair as a sealant or filler.

1. Apply One Coat of Primer, and let it dry for approx 2 hours.
2. Apply One Coat of Putty on the Newly Constructed Wall as a base.
3. Let it dry for some time let's say approx. 3-4 hours.
4. Apply a Second Coat of Putty and Let it dry again for a few hours.
5. Use Sand Paper for smoothening or leveling the wall surface.
6. Apply a Second Coat of Primer after drying the putty.

Step II Apply Paint

1. Get the requested products that need to be used, verify the colour code, pour the paint in a bucket and mix some amount of water.
2. Apply the first coat of paint using a roller and brush.
3. Let it dry for some hours and apply the second coat of paint.
4. Final touchup if finishing is needed.

Repainting Process

Repainting is done when your home is already painted once. It is required when you need to decorate the house afresh or old painted walls are not in good condition.

Step I Prepare Wall for Painting

1. Scrap the old paint using sandpaper to remove flakes and loose particles.
2. Fill the cracks, pores, and damages using putty – wherever required.
Please note – putty is not required in re-painting in general, however, one of the coats of it can be used if walls are damaged badly.

Step II Apply Primer

1.Apply one coat of primer to smoothen the surface.

2.Let it dry for a few hours.

Step III Apply Paint or Designer Walls

1.Apply two coats of paint successively after drying the first coat.

2.Or Get your texture/stencil/design work done

Please Note- Primer is a must for Designer Walls.

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