If you are planning on making renovations for your home in the near future, you are likely to be in need of drywall. Drywall is relatively inexpensive and stable, yet it can get holes in it if it is bumped wrong. Drywall requires certain measures in order to look its best and to last as long as possible. Painting your drywall is one way to preserve your drywall, but the drywall must be made ready for the paint. Continue reading to learn how to prepare drywall for painting.
Painting your drywall is not required, but it is certainly recommended as it looks more finished and adds another layer of protection to your walls. Luckily, it is not extremely complicated to prepare drywall for painting. It is just important to know what materials are required and what procedures will help the paint go on to the wall and stay on the wall best. If you have a large space that needs to be painted or want to make your life easier, consider reaching out to us at Rosewood Painting to get in touch with a professional painter.
Why Prep Drywall
The reason why drywall needs to be prepared for painting is because without priming and preparation, the paint may peel or bubble out which is not the most attractive to look at. With the right priming, your wall will do better in certain environments and will be able to withstand different temperatures and humidities.
Steps To Prepare Drywall For Painting
The first step for preparing your drywall for painting is to do an inspection. Be sure that the drywall does not have any little holes or gouges in it. This is important because the paint will not go on smoothly if there are holes in the drywall. If there are holes in the drywall, simply fill them in with drywall mud and then wait for the mud to dry.
Step 2- Sanding
The second step is to sand the drywall. Make sure to wear a mask and gloves for this step. Sanding removes any lumps or fuzzy paper that is still connected to the drywall. This is important because if these lumps are left on the drywall, then they will show through the paint, creating an uneven surface. If you had to fill in holes, sanding will make sure that the area is smooth enough for paint. After you sand the walls, use a vacuum to remove any excess dust. Removing dust is vital because if it is left on the wall, then the paint will have a difficult time adhering to the drywall.
Step 3- Clean The Wall
After you have dusted the wall, it is time to ensure that the drywall is truly clean. Take a cup of white vinegar and mix it with a gallon of water in a bucket. Use a sponge to mop the mixture over the wall, moving from the top of the wall to the bottom. Make sure to use clean water and to change the water if it gets murky as you clean the wall. Dry the wall using a fan or let it air dry. Wait a day or two before starting the next step.
Step 4- Prime And Paint
Once the wall is dry, it is time to prime and paint the wall. Run a dry cloth across the wall to ensure that there is no more dust and that the wall is very clean. Then apply a primer to the wall, it may help to do a primer that is similar in color to what color your paint will be. After allowing the primer to dry, you can paint the walls with soft roller paint brushes.
Do You Need Professional Painting Services?
If you are looking for a convenient and efficient way to get your home painted, consider reaching out to us at Rosewood Painting. We offer professional painting services for residential and commercial properties. Reach out to us today for more information or to learn more about how to prepare drywall for painting.