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How to Change Exterior Wall Paint Color to Make It Look New!

Changing wall paint is an activity that you can only do when you start to feel bored. There may be several other reasons that make you change the wall paint. As for your motive, in principle, replacing old wall paint with new one can actually be done yourself, without having to bother calling a painter. because you can do it yourself, you can definitely save costs but with a note. You must know how to replace old wall paint properly. Even though you do it yourself, that doesn't mean everything can be done without a procedure. You must understand that maximum painting results can be obtained from maximum effort and proper work. What happens if you do your efforts and work on changing the wall paint carelessly and the results will be disappointing. Not everyone knows exactly how to replace paint properly. For those of you who are confused about how to replace old wall paint with new one, you can use the following tips.

Easy tips for changing wall paint

1. Determine a replacement color

Changing the color of old wall paint may be confusing for you. Because you have to determine the new color that will be applied as a replacement. For wall paint, try not to contrast the paint color too much with the furniture, it will make the impression less pleasing to the eye. Instead, choose colors that match the color of the furniture, so that the room is more beautiful to look at.

2. Protect the parts that are not painted

When you want to change wall paint, usually only a few areas will be painted. for unpainted areas. you can do the following steps:

a) Cover the floor and furniture with newspapers or old cloth, this will make it easier to clean the floor and furniture. For furniture that can still be moved, it is best to move it.

b) Place a boundary with duct tape between the walls that will not be painted. It's best to remove the tape while the paint is still wet, so that the paint doesn't peel off. If any part of the paint is spilled, clean it up immediately so that the paint doesn't dry out and become difficult to clean. To clean paint stains, you can clean with a cloth dampened with water.

3. Peel off the old paint

If you want to replace new wall paint, you have to peel off the old wall paint. To strip old paint, you can use paint remover. Paint remover is a special liquid that is useful for peeling paint. Paint remover does not create dust and the paint stripping process is faster.

4. Check and repair the wall

a) New wall

Before the painting process, make sure the wall to be painted is clean and dry. Because the walls are new and still wet, the cement alkali content is still high. If you carry out the painting process straight away, there is a risk that the paint will easily become moldy and fall off. Coat with base paint first before applying paint or top coat. The paint will stick better.

b) Old walls

You need to make sure the condition of the walls is in good condition or not. Clean from dust, oil and mold which causes the paint not to stick well. To find out whether the old plaster and paint layer is still good or not, you can use the following method. Brush water on the wall surface, wait a few moments. If you see bubbles on the wall, scrub them first until they are clean. Cover the cracks or raw materials with plaster then smooth it with sandpaper.

5. Applying final paint

To give the best results, the paint should not be too thick or runny. When replacing old wall paint, it is best to paint it with the old color and make sure layer after layer of new wall paint is applied well and evenly. That way the shadows from the old wall paint will disappear. The drying time for each layer is around 4 to 5 hours, but it is better to wait overnight to apply the next layer. The goal is that the paint really sticks perfectly to the wall.

Some mistakes when painting walls

You already know several ways to change wall paint that you can do yourself. Now you need to pay attention to several mistakes that often occur when painting walls.

1. Does not protect the floor

As previously explained, the first mistake that many people don't pay attention to is not protecting the floor with newspapers. If you don't protect the floor during the painting process, the floor will be exposed to paint splashes. it will increase your workload.

2. Do not coat the base coat

The wall structure of each house is different. There are houses whose walls are the color of cement. There are also wall colors from old paint. Before you replace or paint the walls, apply a base coat or primer. Base paint or primer functions as an initial layer before applying colored wall paint. If you use solvent-based primer paint, you can use Thinner A as the solvent. After that, use Thinner A Special to dissolve the finishing paint.

3. Don't dip the whole brush

The thing that really needs to be paid attention to for beginners is to dip the entire brush. The correct way is to dip only the tip. Apart from that, paint will easily drip and damage the color of the walls. Mistakes in dipping the brush can cause paint to be wasted and the brush will be difficult to clean.

4. Wait until the base paint is dry

When starting to change wall paint, don't rush to paint with color. Let the base paint dry completely.

5. Forgetting to pay attention to the bottom of the wall

To avoid paint dripping everywhere, use plaster to cover the bottom of the wall.

6. Don't paint on dirty walls

When you are going to paint, first clean the walls of dirt or old paint. You can use a brush to remove dirt. Meanwhile, for old paint, you can remove it using sandpaper.

Hope this article helps!

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