How to quickly and independently paint the walls in the bathroom
- 11 Aug 01:45
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Information on how to paint the walls in the bathroom, does not lose its relevance, because it is the paints belonging to the palm of the tournament among the surface treatments in the bathroom.
Thin selection of materials and tools
Before proceeding to direct work, theis to understand what paint to paint the bathroom. The modern construction market offers a wide range of colors, which differ not only in color but also in a number of technical characteristics. Alkyd enamels - the most extensive group of paints, which are used to paint the walls in the bathroom. This material creates on the surface a film with a good tension, which is able to repel moisture and allows for a wet cleaning. Another advantage, which is important in the process of operation, is the resistance to light, alkyd paints do not burn, thus having a long operating life. To ensure durability is possible only if the wall is properly prepared, which involves removing the old coating and applying the primer.
Water-dispersion paints are presented in a larger range. Such dyeing agents are based on the aqueous dispersion of liquid and solid acrylic or vinyl polymers. The popularity of this material is determined by a number of technical characteristics, by which it exceeds the enamel.
Low solvent content makes the painted walls resistant to ignition, which can cause locking or careless handling of open flame. This paint is absolutely safe for human health both during the application stage and during the operation of the bath.
The advantage of water-dispersion paints is good adhesion with various materials used in the rough treatment of the walls of the bath, whether it is cement plaster, putty, brick, foam concrete, drywall or wood. Paint for painting on the basis of water-dispersion compositions dries up for 30-40 minutes, does not have sharp odors and does not require special knowledge and skills for self-application. Surfaces after applying paint are resistant to ultraviolet light, do not burn and can maintain original appearance for 5-7 years.
Wall painting can be done using a brush, roller or spray gun. The advantage of the brush is that it is able to cover as much as possible the walls of the bathroom, but its use significantly increases the consumption of paint. The roller is used on surfaces without small details, they apply a thin layer of paint and thus save. When working with water-based paints, the choice should be made in favor of a roller with a felt surface. The paint brushes are applied uniformly and qualitatively, but during the operation of the appliance, permanent maintenance and thorough cleaning are required after use.
Use of a special device is economically feasible, if the work is not limited to repair in one apartment, otherwise it is better to apply brushes and roller.
Wall painting technique
- paint tray.
The main condition for obtaining durable coating is the proper conduct of preparatory work. If there is an old coating on the bathroom wall, remove it until a smooth surface is obtained. Then the walls are treated with a waterproof putty. When choosing, it is worthwhile to give preference to the water-based latex finely divided putty for internal work. A layer of putty is applied from the bottom up, starting to apply to the inequality and potholes. After drying the first layer of the coating is applied a layer of primers, for work in the bathroom it is better to use the soil moisture insulator. It is only possible after drying, but not later than the day after application, to apply the colored layer.
For painting walls, apply two layers of water-based paint, the first layer is diluted with water by 10-15%.Remove excess paint from a roll or brush will help a special tray equipped with grooves. Pour into the container the required amount of paint and dip the tool, make several movements on the sloping surface of the tray, thereby removing excess. Ignoring this council may lead to the formation of patches on the walls of the bath. If there are areas on the wall that do not require painting, they are pre-painted with paint tape.
Execution works begin from angles and hard-to-reach places. Then the whole surface is completely treated. For smoothing of inequalities, experts recommend the first layer to apply a brush, which gives a more dense coating. If you need more than one bucket of paint for the bath, mix the contents in a large container. Often, you have to deal with different shades of one paint with the same marking of cans. After complete drying of the first layer it is possible to pass to the second, which is applied by a roller of the necessary width.
Non-standard bathroom painting
If your design concept involves the presence of lines, geometric shapes or ornaments on the wall of the bath, painting the walls is done using a painting tape. To do this, stick the tape on the edge, apply a different color, and after removing tape, remove tape.
If you do not want to limit yourself to straight lines and geometric shapes, stop selecting stencils. The basis for the future drawing for the wall in the bathroom can be created independently. Used stencils for bathroom walls are divided into several groups. The easiest to implement is stencils in one color. Combined or sophisticated provides for the imposition of several templates. Often, for design baths use volumetric stencils, which are made of metal or plastic and fill with putty. Before applying the template, make sure the walls in the bath are dry, free of moisture and dirt. Direct drawing is applied with a brush, roller, sponge or spray.
An unusual color solution can give wall painting with a sponge. To realize the plan, you need a real sea sponge or a sponge to wash your car. It is not recommended to use ordinary foam, which can leave the smallest particles on the surface of the wall.
The coloration of walls in a bath using this method begins with the application of the main color, after drying, soak the sponge in water and soak in a small amount of water-based paint of a darker or light shade. To paint the bath perform relative-impregnating movement, without a strong push.
After finishing the first "foam" layer, let it dry. If the result does not meet your requirements, repeat the procedure by changing the tint. To paint the bath can use an unlimited number of layers, subject to the condition of complete drying of the layer before the application of the second one can get a deep multidimensional coating.
Wall painting can be performed not only with usual brushes or rollers, often as a tool, use a cloth. For painting the bath with this method on the walls apply the main color, allow it to dry, then using a brush on a plot of 1-1,2 m2, apply a lighter shade and roll out a roll of curled cloth. To get the expected result, a lighter shade is applied by two - or three-inch brush, and rolling in different directions and without stopping. To paint the walls in the bathroom, there should be a few cloths in the stock, in order to be able to replace them with impregnation. As a result of this bath painting, a pattern is created with textile drawing of the smallest details, which can become a unique wall design for both the entire wall and a separate area.
To realize unique bath coloring you can experiment with brushes of different rigidity. In addition, you can rub the paint with a semi-dry brush.