In times of crisis, it is crucial to try to save money, as well as having a clinical eye on costs by reducing the food and leisure, trying to do it yourself jobs that once could be relied on to others. One of these jobs is definitely the point, as this requires a long time to be completed, it is rather expensive. This guide will give you useful information on how to paint a room, providing advice regarding the type of paint to choose from, such as a brush or roller to use and what to do before you start.

First, it is important to consider that the ideal time to paint is in a period of dry and sunny; therefore avoid doing it in the fall or winter because, in addition to requiring more time to dry, it will be too complicated to ventilate the premises. After measuring the room, keeping in mind not the perimeter of the room, but the square meters of wall, buying the paint enough to give at least two coats of paint. On average, with a four-liter jar, you can cover between 25 and 30 square meters.


As for the brush to use, it is the first time you make a work of this magnitude, prefer a roller, so as to prevent the signs on the walls remain of the past. A brush will be bought anyway, as it will be used for the angles can not be reached with the roller. But also a fixative bottom insulation and a bucket.

Cover the floor and any remaining objects in the room with newspapers or sheets of plastic to stick the tape on baseboards so as to form a sort of canopy to prevent any paint drops them dirty. If the walls of the room are colored with a color painting very strong, it is appropriate to use a water-based paint washable. The latter cannot be used, however, in damp rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen, because mold may form. In the latter case it is preferable breathable emulsion paint.

Before painting you need to take a liter of fixative fund, dilute with six liters of water and pass a hand on the wall. The fixative has the feature to allow the subsequent painting of fixed very well to the wall so as to withstand several years. After applying the primer is recommended to wait at least 4 hours before proceeding with the actual painting.

The painting is done with the roller with the brush must be fluid, so the paint must be diluted with water (per liter of paint must be diluted with a glass of water). The instrument used to apply the paint must not be too loaded, must therefore particularly shortly after it has been inserted into the bucket with the paint. After spending the first coat of paint to wait another five hours or so, or wait for the next day, and spend the second hand, the result of which will be to obtain a much more homogeneous color. At this point, the paint was dry to the touch already over an hour, but before rearranging the room is preferable to pass at least a couple of hours.