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HOW TO REPAIR DRYWALL BEFORE PAINTING

Dec 24

You've made the decision to paint your home a new colour to give it a fresh new look. Even while painting is arguably the quickest and least expensive option to completely transform your room, it's not as straightforward as simply slapping some fresh paint on the walls. Preparation is the secret to a high-quality paint job that looks perfect and is built to last. More precisely, Toronto Professional Home Painters says before you begin painting, be sure that your walls have been fixed correctly.

 

How to repare drywall for painting after repairs?

After you remove any hanging artwork or ornamental items, Toronto in Home Painters insists you should carefully inspect the state of your walls. Usually, there are a few minor faults due to normal wear and use. Typical examples of this include minor imperfections like dings, bubbles, scrapes, pops from nails, tiny holes left from hanging pictures, etc. A little more severe damage, such as bigger holes, dents from doorknobs, or caulking gaps in the corners, could also exist.

These flaws can occasionally be difficult to perceive at first, but if you paint over them without first repairing them, you'll clearly see them. Holding a utility light up against the wall and carefully moving it along will assist highlight any difficult-to-see areas, ensuring that you get them all. In order to identify a place that needs repair work, mark it with a pencil (not a pen or marker!).

Toronto Home Painters point out that filling all of those holes, dents, and gauges is the first step in repairing drywall so that it can be painted. It's a quick and simple process for any small ones. Fill in the required sections with drywall compound, either pre-mixed or homemade, and be sure to level it properly. Two coats are recommended to ensure that it is filled evenly. After the compound has dried, sandpaper should be used to smooth off the area.

The procedure is a little more difficult for larger holes. If the hole is less than 6 inches in diameter, you can cover it with an adhesive drywall patch before covering it with drywall compound. Apply a second application after allowing the compound to dry. You can lightly sand it to provide a smooth surface when that has dried.

When you're finished sanding, vacuum up any dust and use a moist cloth to wipe the walls down to make sure all of the dust is removed. Once the walls have dried, you can apply your priming coat.

 

PRIOR TO PAINT, HOW TO PREPARATE THE DRYWALL

To be extra sure you remove any residual dust particles that can mess with your paint finish, you should clean the walls with a dry microfiber cloth one last time. Make sure you complete this step just before applying your priming layer. Apply the primer coat next, following the same procedure you would for normal paint. Make sure the coat is even, and give it time to dry completely.

When the primer has dried, you can run your hands along the walls to feel for any rough areas that could require a little extra sanding. You're ready to start painting your new colour once you've confirmed that the walls are smooth.

Even while it might not seem too difficult, painting walls on your own requires a lot of prep work and can take some time. It's usually a good idea to engage expert painters to handle everything for you if you want the work done swiftly and correctly! We perform all the preparation and painting here at Toronto Home Painters. In just one day, you'll have a faultless finish and have a completely new area! Book your free, no-obligation estimate right away if you're ready to experience the Gold Painters difference.