How to Paint Textured Walls?

Panting is not a task that everyone can do, and this is why we hire professionals like painters in Lebanon TN especially for difficult surfaces like rough and textured walls.   

Panting a textured call is a daunting task. You will need to have proper strategies to cover the whole surface and not leave the wall dull and inadequately painted. If you are hesitating to call a professional, let me advise you that even following the best instructions would still leave the task difficult. Proceed to your own convenience.  

There are many things to consider when dealing with a textured wall such as more meticulous technique, nonstandard brushes, and many more. Here are the steps you can do for a more efficient textured wall painting:  

STEP 1  

The first thing is to find a primer to ensure that the paint and color will not be absorbed by the wall. Textured surfaces are considered to be rough and problem surfaces so while people may skip primer in normal walls (although primer is highly recommended), you should not skip it on textured. In choosing a primer, choose the one that is close to the color of the paint: white or tinter primer, depending on the paint color you have chosen whether you chose oil-based or latex. However, take note that oil-based is more versatile.   

STEP 2  

Whether oil-based or latex, choose the one that has a low-maintenance finish and that is very reflective of the light. This is to ensure that the paint would highlight the wall texture’s details. Opt for a semi-gloss or satin finish.  

STEP 3  

More your appliances and furniture and place them in the center of the room. Make sure you cover them to avoid painting onto them. Moreover, remove mirrors, window treatments, artwork, and other objects that hang on the wall. Cover ceiling trim and baseboards too.  

Make sure that you paint safely and turn off any electrical appliances and shut off the breaker. Put on tape to anything that needs cover.   

STEP 4  

If you like hanging objects on walls, then your walls probably have divots and holes. Painting on them will never be helpful and will just create obvious holes on the wall as well as more textures. Use a spackling compound to fill them in and allow the compound to cure as instructed on the packaging.   

STEP 5  

Remove dust and dirt from the walls with a brush to ensure that the walls are clean for the paint and primer.  

STEP 6  

Dilute dish soap in warm water and wipe down the wall with a soapy solution. This ensures that hard seated dirt is removed from the walls  

STEP 7  

This is where you put on your primer with your brush. The strokes to do are similar to when you are putting on paint on a wall. Start with the top left corner until you move down. Make a W-shaped stroke from top to bottom until you cover all walls and their corners. Apply the primer twice if necessary.   

STEP 8  

Fill your tray with the paint, dip your brush, and start painting. Paint the edges first to avoid errant paint strokes.   

STEP 9   

Take your wall brush and begin panting the wall just like how you put on your primer.