25 Jan 2024

How to paint a wall step by step

How to paint a wall step by step

There is really nothing better than a new colour on your walls to bring a breath of fresh air to your home. And if you do it right, such a makeover is not as difficult as you think. Use our handy shopping list and follow our step-by-step plan.

What you need

Step 1 – Prepare your walls

Remove frames, shelves and mirrors from the walls, push furniture aside and place a tarpaulin or old sheets on the floor. Pour a dash of ammonia into a bucket of water and clean your walls carefully. Let dry thoroughly. Apply masking tape to plinths and ceiling. It is best to remove covers from sockets and switches, but if that is not possible, you can also carefully apply masking tape around them.

Step 2 – Apply the primer

Walls that have never been painted before – new plaster or new plasterboard, for example – must always be treated with a base coat or primer first. Starting with a primer is also a good idea on old paint layers in poor condition and dark or bright colours.

Stir the primer well and pour it into a paint tray. Use a brush for the edges and a roller for the rest. Work in areas of approximately 1 meter by 1 meter and use enough paint. Load your paint roller twice with paint for each square and apply two parallel stripes, which you then roll out crosswise to distribute everything evenly. Once that's done, gently roll out one last time in the same direction. Proceed in exactly the same way over the entire wall. Allow to dry for 12 hours.

Step 3 – Apply the wall paint

The best part of your painting job can start! Stir the wall paint well, pour it into a paint tray and apply a first coat. Again, use a brush for the edges and a roller for the rest. Once more, work in squares, use enough paint and distribute well, in the same way as above with the primer.

Let the first coat dry for at least 4 hours and then apply a second coat. The way of working is completely identical again.

Step 4 – Remove the masking tape

Carefully remove the masking tape while the paint is still wet! Put your things back in their place, pour a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and admire the result...

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