Simple steps to Prepare Drywall Before Painting

» Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in Drywall Repair | 0 comments

If you want to renovate or at least remodel your home, there is a need for you to include new drywalls in your budget. A drywall is a very important part of every home which new homeowners fail to put value in. You must make sure that you have a drywall in your new home. Painting and drywall repair in Raleigh NC recommend that you also paint your drywall.  

Devote a part of your budget to having drywalls installed in your home because of the benefits that it can give you in the long run. If you already installed your drywall in your wall, you must also paint it for it to look pleasing to the eyes. 

Look here to know the things you need to prepare before painting your drywalls: 

  • If there are holes and scratches on your drywall, you must cover this up because this is very obvious if you just paint on these holes and scratches. The best way to cover this up is to mix one part of a good quality white glue and three parts of the common baking soda. These are just very simple ways on how to repair your drywall before painting it. In fact, you can be sure that you can just find these ingredients on your cupboard.  
  •  Before painting the drywall you must assure that the surface of the drywall will be flat. You can do this by sanding the wall. If you do this on your own, you have to make sure that you protect yourself by wearing a protective mask that is made for construction or any related field. You must do this in order to avoid any illnesses you can get from inhaling dust from sanding your drywall. Always remember the top technique of sanding; move your sandpaper in a circular motion for a smoother surface.  
  • After sanding, you have to remove the dust from the area and the best way to do this is to get your handy vacuum cleaner to make the job faster and easier. You just need to plug it and get done with it no time.  
  • Cleaning your drywall after sanding is also very important, hence, you must use water mixed with a little vinegar to clean the surface of your drywall. Do not proceed with using a discolored water. If the water is changing in color, be sure to replace it every once in a while, until you finish the whole area of your drywall.  
  • The drywall will be after washing it with the water and vinegar mixture so you need to make sure that you can let this dry through air-drying. The drywall will not be good enough if it is not dry. 

Once you finish these steps, your drywall will be good to go for painting. Make sure that you choose the perfect color for your drywall because repainting it will cost you money and time. Decide on what color you want by accumulating swatches of color and placing it on the wall for reference.  

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