Have an impending major paint job or hating to use brush and roller to paint your interior walls, try going for ‘Spraying’, that is faster and more fun. All it takes is setting up your spray area, choosing spray equipment, using the equipment correctly and clean-up. Let us understand how:
1. Setting up the Spray Area
First and foremost, laying the ground is very important. To spray ceilings and interior walls, it is important to mask all surfaces that are not to be sprayed to avoid the paint to get on to any unwanted surface. If entire room is to be painted, masking can be eliminated.
2. Making the Walls ready
The drywalls should be prepped up properly. Before beginning, make sure the walls are smooth, defects-free, no dust accumulated and all holes are patched. Smoothing can require use of sand or any patching material. Use the proper Primer on the walls before painting any surface.
a) Masking & Covering Tips for spraying interior walls and ceilings
This is crucial so as to avoid any spillages on the doors, trim, and windows. Drop a plastic sheet and use a tape to be confident that it holds on the sheet or cloth tight enough to prevent overspray on the areas not needed to be painted. However, isolating the area would be the best option if an open space needs to be sprayed. A heavy canvas would be needed as a covering for the floors to prevent any paint leakage, spillage while filling the sprayer and other issues.
b) Spraying Interior Walls Process
A rationalised method and pattern of painting your project should be followed. Initiating with the ceilings is the best recommendation as it will succumb to the overspray onto the walls. Do not forget to mask your windows, door handles, cabinets, etc. Once ceilings are done and dried up, you can begin with the walls, making sure floor and other areas are sufficiently covered, reducing the masking effort later.
3. Spray Equipment Selection and Tips
Budgeted home spray options and airless sprayers are commonly used for home spraying. For airless sprayer, turn up the pressure on the sprayer till the time paint seems to be broken apart finely. Use cardboard as a demo for a smooth finish and if it becomes chunky, pressure would need to be increased.
4. Additional Considerations for spraying Interior walls
Wear a proper paint respirator and a head-to-toe paint suit when using a sprayer.
Once you are done with spraying walls and ceilings, brushing of doors, trims, windows can be done. Do not forget to clean up.
Follow the above guide for best results to spray paint your interior walls.