Posted on Oct 4, 2018

M Towler Services - Painter and Decorator Welwyn Garden City

Painting a Room For Beginners

So you’re thinking about becoming your own Painter and Decorator. We at M Towler Services – Painter and Decorator Welwyn Garden City devised a plan to help you tackle this daunting task.

THE PREPARATION

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
• A small angled paint brush approx. 5/6cm wide
• Canvas/Tarpaulin sheets
• Masking tape
• Ladder
• Fine sandpaper
• Damp sponge
• Ready-mixed Filler
• Flat scraper tool

• Remove as much as you can from the room. Including, pictures, clocks, couches, tables, TV etc. Be sure to cover everything left with the canvas or tarpaulin and secure with tape.

• Fill any holes on the walls first with your ready-mixed filler. To fill holes, put a small amount of the filler on the edge of your scraper and hold it at an angle against the wall and slide over each hole. Run the scraper back over the hole to remove any excess. Once dry, smooth over with fine sandpaper.

• If required, lightly wash your walls using sugar soap and a damp sponge to remove any slight dirt or grease that may have gathered. Be careful not to soak your walls, wipe down and leave to dry.

• Next place the masking tape along skirting boards, door frames, plug sockets, ceilings, light switches and anything else you don’t wish to paint.

You have now prepared your job like a true Painter and Decorator professional.

For any more help please don’t hesitate to contact M Towler Services – Painter and Decorator Welwyn Garden City on 07581 153 585.
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