Wall painting is a great way to give your property a new life. It offers a cost-effective, low maintenance solution to protect the walls of your property while giving off the desired aesthetics. You can use different paints to customize your decor and bring out the desired style. Shalimar Paints offers an array of interior and exterior wall paint types from which to choose such as emulsion, gloss, and enamel paints. To get excellent results, it is important that you know the correct way to paint interior and exterior walls. In this post, we share a brief guide to painting the interior and exterior walls of your property. Read on.
1. Interior Wall Painting
- Surface Preparation
If you are planning on painting a new wall, give it 28 days to cure and make sure it does not have any waterproofing issues. Use sandpaper or other scraping tools to remove any particles that may affect your paint finish such as loose flaking paint, dirt, grease, and dust.
Apply Shalimar Water Neutralizing Cement, Universal White, or Thinnable cement primer depending on the area you wish to paint. Give it about 6 to 8 hours to dry then spot prime the nail holes and cracks.
When the primer has dried, apply putty to get rid of all uneven wall surface areas. Use Shalimar Magic Acrylic Wall or Shakti Wall Guarda putty and allow it 6 hours to dry. Sand the pasted area to make it even with the rest of the wall using a 180/320 emery paper then wipe off the putty dust.
- Top Coat
If you want your walls to have a shiny appeal; thin out interior emulsion paint at a ratio of 3:5 or 7:10 with water. For a softer and more depth sheen, mix water and emulsion paint at a ratio of 1:5 or 3:10. Mix and apply 2 to 3 coats of interior emulsion paint within a period of 6 hours.
2. Exterior Wall Painting
- Surface Preparation
Allow the surface to cure for 28 days and make sure that there are no waterproofing issues. Sand the surface with sandpaper or scraping tools to remove dirt and grease then wipe off any remaining dust.
Use Shalimar Exterior Primer and allow it 6 hours to dry. Use a 180 or 320 sandpaper to smoothen the surface then wipe with a dry and clean cloth.
If there are any marks on the walls, apply Shalimar Magic Acrylic Wall Putty or Wall Guard to even out the areas. Allow the putty 6 hours to dry, level the pasted surface with sandpaper, and wipe off any remaining dust.
- Top Coat
Now for the final part of exterior paint application, thin professional exterior emulsion with clean water at a ratio of 2:5 or 1:2 by volume. Apply 2 to 3 coats of professional exterior emulsion paint and allow it 6 hours to dry for four. If you want a darker shade, apply more coats of paint.
Wall painting is one of the most affordable solutions to an aesthetically appealing look for your property. If you are looking for an affordable solution to increase its market value, interior and exterior emulsion paint is an ideal option. Shalimar Paints, one of the leading manufacturers of premium quality professional interior and exterior emulsion paints in India has over 100 years of experience. For more information about emulsion paint or professional interior and exterior wall paints, simply call 1800 103 6509. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.