Frequently asked questions about wall painting

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1.How long will it take to paint the entire room?

The time it will take to paint a room is influenced by many factors. If the walls are in good condition and the room has no ventilation problems, the works will be completed in one day. However, if the walls require preparation, i.e. removal of old paint or finishing coat, then the entire procedure may take up to several days.

2. How much paint do you need to buy per m2?

To calculate the area to be painted, measure the length of all walls and multiply this value by the height. The area occupied by windows and doors should be subtracted from the result obtained. The ceiling is not included in this calculation, as it is measured separately.

The factor that plays a role in the amount of paint you buy is its performance. On each label you will find information on how many square meters can be covered by 1 liter of emulsion. By choosing a more expensive product, you will be able to paint a much larger surface. A liter of good quality paint should cover a surface of 14 m2.

3.What paint should I buy for the ceiling?

Acrylic or latex emulsion is best suited for the ceiling. It is not as exposed to damage or dirt as other walls, so these types of paints will work perfectly in this place. It is important to choose a paint with a matte finish, as this will mask all irregularities and painting errors.

4. Which paint to choose for the kitchen and which for the bathroom?

For these rooms, special paints resistant to moisture and large temperature fluctuations should be used. This is especially required in the bathroom. Thanks to the use of the appropriate paint, mold and fungus will not develop in the room. The walls will be able to breathe freely. Bathroom paints are highly resistant to abrasion and can be washed. The most frequently chosen are acrylic-latex emulsions with a semi-matte or satin finish.

5. Why does the painter’s tape come off the wall with the paint?

There may be several reasons for this. First of all, poor quality painter’s tape was used or the painter misused it. The latter reason is more likely. It must be remembered that this material should be removed from the wall only when wet, i.e. immediately after painting the surface. If the paint dries on the tape, a crust will form which will prevent it from peeling evenly when torn off.

6. Is it necessary to wash the walls before painting them?

This is a necessary requirement to properly prepare the substrate. Dirt and old paint residues should be removed from the wall. For this operation, paint soap diluted in water should be used. If a fungus has appeared on the wall, use fungicides. The wall must be allowed to dry before the paint can be applied.

7. What conditions are optimal for painting walls?

The best temperature for painting walls is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius. In spring and summer, the paints will dry much faster than in winter.

8. Is one wall painting enough?

If painting is done under ideal conditions, it is possible, but such conditions are very rare, so it is usually necessary to cover the walls with an additional layer of paint.