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Do you want to embark on acrylic painting on the walls of your interior? This somewhat tedious task should not be taken lightly. More than a matter of decoration, this operation requires a certain know-how and an adapted material to be able to hope to obtain the desired effect and to guarantee to the wall covering a good durable behavior. To help you, the editorial team suggests that you discover the four mistakes to avoid.
Mistake # 1: Opting for acrylic paint in damp rooms
If the water-based paint is washable, it is not washable. Thus, although there are today acrylic paints for kitchens or water rooms on the market, this type of paint, in its traditional version, is especially recommended in so-called standard parts, previously protected by a protective film.
Mistake # 2: Working on a poorly prepared support
When painting, it can easily be tempting to want to skip the steps. So beware! Indeed, it is important to know that to obtain an impeccable result, painting requires a smooth and clean support. On a new wall, you just need to dust it and then apply a suitable undercoat. Is your wall in good condition and has already been painted? No problem! Before starting, leaching will be necessary and may be followed by a sandpaper ginning to promote the adhesion of your acrylic paint. And on degraded walls, repair work will be required. Sand your wall, scrape off the crumbling parts and fill the cracks with plaster, these are the steps you will have to undergo. So be patient!
Mistake # 3: Getting it wrong in the choice of finish
If the choice of finish is a matter of taste, the quality of the wall also matters. Know that the brighter the finish, the more easily it will highlight imperfections in your wall and thus in the chosen mural.
Mistake # 4: Not knowing the right moves
If an adapted material is essential when one wishes to embark on painting work, knowing the right gestures is also a necessity. Know that for a top result, you will need to apply the paint with a roller in large passes, making sure to have delimited the edges and the reliefs with an adhesive tape beforehand. Also note that a good dosage of paint is necessary. So avoid any superfluous overloads and take care not to stop during the surface. For a beautiful smooth and homogeneous appearance, no secrets! The movements should be flexible and light. To do this, the trick is simple. It suffices to cross pass horizontally then vertically. To avoid any marks of repetitions, progress in areas of about one meter. Most importantly, do not reapply paint to your walls while it is drying. The result would be disastrous!