The most usual way to repair is painting. It seems that it can be easier? Coloring hides its secrets. The ideal ceiling has a uniform, even coating without brush strips, stains and stains. In this article we will talk about how to avoid without streaks using a water-emulsion coating, acrylic, latex. Consider options with the use of the roller and brush.
Before using the aqueous emulsion coating, the surface should be prepared. Regardless of whether your ceiling is painted or whitewashed with lime, if there are cracks and irregularities on the surface and the old finishing material is moving away from the surface, then it must be completely removed. Defects and irregularities need to be puttied, sanded and primed. If we are talking about a perfectly flat surface, then you just need to prime it. Before starting work, free the room from foreign objects and furniture.
If you need to remove the whitewash from the surface, then it should be wetted. Brush small areas with a brush because the surfaces dry quickly. If you wet it all at once, then you will have to do it repeatedly, and this, you see, is an extra waste of time and energy. So, wetted the surface, waited for the whitewashing to get wet, removed the layer with a spatula. Thus, remove all whitewash from the surface.
If you have planned redecoration of a room, then start painting from the ceiling. Otherwise, it is likely that you are burying the walls.
What should I do if only the top is processed? In this case, the walls need to glue the film. The same measures need to be taken in relation to gender. To know how to apply the coating and at what temperature to do it, read the manufacturer's recommendations.
Tools for painting
In order for the paint to lie flat on the surface, it should be treated with a primer. It is better to buy a coating and primer of the same brand. If you have a smooth and clean surface without stains, it can be primed in a single layer. In other cases, it is better to apply the composition in 2 layers. Then apply one layer on all dark places. This will prevent their manifestation after completion of work. After priming, leave the surface to dry.
If the ceiling is ready for the next stage, assemble and prepare the necessary tools for this. So, you need:
When selecting the method should be considered and features latex paint. Below we consider its advantages and disadvantages.
If we talk about the advantages of latex coating, they are enough to give preference to this particular paintwork material:
There are no materials in the world that were made by a person without flaws. It is therefore not surprising that latex paint is also not devoid of them:
Water-dispersion acrylic paints all, without exception, give a matte surface. In contrast, latex coating is also glossy. The surface texture after coating can be judged by the numbers on the product packaging. For example, Samtex20 is a silky-glossy latex-based coating, and Samtex3 is matte.
If we talk about the features of the glossy latex surface, they are as follows:
The preparatory processes are reduced to the fact that all peeled off parts of plaster and nabeles are peeled off with a spatula.
If the entire surface or some part of it is affected by a fungus, it should be treated with an antiseptic primer. And then treat it with a penetrating primer. Make it a brush, because this way you can handle all the potholes.
Then fill the defects. Acrylic filler is best suited for this purpose. To make the ceiling as flat as possible, use a wide spatula. After the putty has dried, sand the bumps. Re-ground surface patches.
A roller with a long nap should be used. Layers should be applied perpendicular to each other, with the final layer should be directed away from the window. This is done in one step, otherwise irregularities will be seen along the border of the dried-up areas. The roller should be rolled out on the paint tray or in its absence on a piece of cardboard.
Latex is an intermediate option between more resistant and expensive silicone and cheaper acrylic.
Acrylic-based paints possess high operational and physical and technical characteristics. Among their merits, the following should be noted:
In the market you will find a large assortment of both domestic and foreign manufacturers. There is nothing to choose from, but to say that the paint of one manufacturer is strikingly different from similar products of another - it does not make sense.
Characteristics of acrylic
Acrylic can be applied to the surface in just 2 layers. This will be enough to hide all microcracks up to 1 mm wide. The resulting film will be quite elastic and durable.
In addition, in the market you can buy highly specialized acrylic paints. These can be means for covering surfaces with traces of soot or greasy stains, etc.
When purchasing a material, look not at its amount in the container, but at the consumption rate of the treated surface per 1 m 2 .
Surface preparation is not different from the above. Therefore, there is no need to describe this process again. After the final primer ceiling, you need to handle the corners of the room with a brush, which should be dipped into the composition of only half the pile. Squeeze out the paint and apply a 3 to 5 cm wide strip in the corners. For the rest, it is better to use a spray gun or roller if purchasing the first one is not practical.
If you decide to use a roller, then you should consider some points:
When working, no drafts can be made in the room. The temperature in it should also be as stable as possible. To find out the optimal temperature conditions, read the instructions for acrylic coating.
Paint on the ceiling
The surface should not be treated in sub-zero temperatures. If you want to save material consumption and achieve its uniform application, then you should use a spray gun. Such a purchase is advisable if you use this tool in further work.
Nowadays you can often find colored and not just white ceilings. It is very modern, and besides, the color surface adds some freshness to the interior. If you bought the finished material with a pigment, then there is nothing to worry about. However, if you add color to the white coating, then prepare the mixture with a margin. This is because when mixing paint by hand to achieve the same tone is unrealistic.If it seems to you that the composition in the bucket is the same in color, then after drying, smears of a light or dark shade will be visible.
As a rule, ideal cover is obtained from the second or third time. But by following the instructions in this article, you can cope without additional experience. The most convenient tool for work is the spray gun. However, it is not worth buying it for the sake of a single operation. Unless you have available funds and you have plans to use this tool in the future.
When working with this tool, the material consumption is the least, and the coating process does not require much physical effort.
Painting the ceiling with a brush is hard and long. Therefore, if you choose between the brush and the roller, it is better to give preference to the latter. With it, the coating is uniform, it should not be so often re-dunk as a brush. To the joints with the walls and corners were well processed, they must be pre-processed with a brush, you can not do without it in the process of working with a roller.
Before starting work with the roller, draw a narrow line around the perimeter of the surface, carefully covering the joints. Do not dip the entire roller in the material. Slightly dipping it, roll it in a special paint bath. Thus, the material is distributed over the entire surface. Starting from the far corner of the room, cover the ceiling. The strips should be applied with an overlap of 5-8 cm. At the same time, there should be no bulges at the joints, and for this, the composition should be rubbed with a roller over the surface.
Painting should be done at a sufficiently high pace, otherwise there will be stains on the surface due to the drying of the material. After completely covering it, let it dry. Then apply a second coat.
The next layer should be applied perpendicular to the previous one. Thus, the possibility of the formation of divorces and unwanted bands is excluded.
In order not to emphasize the spots, do not touch the prominent places. The quality of work is better to evaluate from the floor, because being under the ceiling you will not be able to do this. The technology of using acrylic material is no different from the technology of working with water-based emulsion.
After completing the work, avoid excess sun and drafts in the room. It can only be aired after the surface is completely dry, which means no earlier than in a day.
Painting the stretch ceiling
There is a desire to update a tension surface, having improved thus its external indicators by painting? It should be noted that these manipulations can be done only with tension materials that do not have connecting seams.
For this kind of work, you should take acrylic-based coating. To apply the composition to the surface, use a spray gun. Experts do not recommend covering tension surfaces too often. The fact is that with each subsequent layer they increase in weight, which means that they will sag with time, which of course is undesirable. The conclusion is simple - cover tension structures can be no more than 5 times.
Experts do not recommend painting if you do not have at least some experience in this matter. This is due to the fact that even a professional is not able to maintain the gloss and gloss that had the material before processing. Having lost their luster, the tension surfaces attract more dirt and dust, which becomes more visible.
It is also important to take into account the fact that self-renewed tensioning surfaces when using electric heaters and when exposed to temperature drops will begin to crack over time and will not be attractive. In such a situation, of course, you can re-process the surface, but the result of this manipulation will be short-lived.
If, due to some reasons, the tension structure has lost its attractiveness and needs restoration, then as an alternative, you can make a partial decoration using airbrushing. You can make an imitation of the sky and clouds.
The combination of knowledge of coating technology along with high-quality primer and coloring compositions, and working tools are the key to a high-quality, reliable and beautiful coating. If you have experience in coating, then share it with us and our readers. Write comments at the end of this article.
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