Well, still painting! I have yet to paint the wood and drywall of the show. But this time, the materials are different: steel, PVC, masonry, glass and then my wife asks me to paint the bathroom! How? If there is one golden rule to observe is good preparation. On all containers, we read: “The surface must be clean and dry, free from dust, oil and dirt. “This is a basic essential. Remember that wall you painted without washing once. Dust that accumulates over time gave a look of false finish. RUDE! A second very important rule is to check with officials from the paint department of your favorite home improvement center. They will advise you on which products to use.

Paint metal

To paint the metal on the outside and inside, remove, using a wire brush, emery paper, an angle grinder or sandblasters, any rust or peeling paint. Thereafter, clean the surface with paint thinner to remove residues of rust and dust. But beware, you can concentrate on areas of reasonable size. According to the humidity, the bare metal can start to rust after four hours. No need to sand and paint one day the next day you should begin your work a few months later. You are now ready to apply a metal primer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, particularly with respect to drying time. Then paint with a paint finish for metal. You can use a brush, roller or paint gun. For small areas, aerosol containers will also work.


Paint galvanized steel

Again, you should remove all traces of rust and peeling paint throughout. Avoid at all costs to wash the surface with vinegar. This process will reduce the life of the metal. Cover all exterior paint for metal.

Paint aluminum

Before painting an aluminum surface, it is best to clean it thoroughly with paint thinner. If you see black spots, a little bit of sandpaper will do the job. For previously painted aluminum, use a cleanser based on trisodium phosphate (TSP): a product to be in every hand. Thereafter, you can paint with a 100% acrylic exterior paint. The “new” paintings containing a primer make your work easier, besides giving good results.

Tip: for any work outside, avoid painting in direct sunlight or in hot, humid days. In the morning, working on surfaces facing the South, then follow the “race” of the sun by painting the walls located in the north while the Sun is directly overhead. Wait for the day sunbathing.

Paint appliances

Tired of your refrigerator “Avocado”? Paint it! First clean the surface with TSP and rub down. Remove peeling paint and clean the surface thoroughly. Subsequently, apply a primer-based oil with a foam roller. Personally, I prefer branded ones Polyprep or Cover Stain . He left to do is cover the surface with a metal paint or urethane. Opt for thin films, two or three, and follow the drying time between coats.

Paint ceramic

At first, clean the surface with TSP and rinse thoroughly. Subsequently, the ceramic sand with sandpaper No. 100 or No. 120. Sand by performing rotational movements, or use an orbital sander. Remove dust.Apply a primer brand Polyprep or Cover Stain , and paint with a 100% acrylic or oil paint. Personally, I prefer the latter product.

Tip: if you paint a counter, use one cutting board for slicing food. Otherwise, you will leave marks on your finish, in addition to incorporating some toxic particles in your food.

Paint the bath

If painting the tub, it is best to hire a specialist. But if you want to do it yourself, clean the surface (inner and outer) with TSP, rinse it all. Lightly sand the surface then apply a primer brand Polyprep or Cover Stain . Based paint of epoxy paint is ideal for a bath. But she has a strong odor. Since these materials to be mixed, not prepare only small quantities at a time. It is best to use a paint gun or an aerosol product. If you can not do otherwise, use a brush and a foam roller.

Paint the glass

It is also possible to paint the glass. After cleaning with TSP, prime the surface with Polyprep or Cover Stain . Then cover it with paint water based 100% acrylic. You can also use paint to stained glass, more expensive, but translucent.

Paint acoustical tiles

To paint the ceiling tiles, use a primer of methyl hydrate as Polyprep or BIN . This will allow you to conceal dark circles due to water or moisture. Remove the tiles and paint them with a 100% acrylic paint. Use a long nap roller of 11 mm.

Paint PVC

You can paint the PVC siding, and even patio furniture. However, observe the golden rule: the light-colored PVC must be covered with a pale color. Dark colors attract more sunlight and the material may be deformed. However, if the surfaces are already dark, you can use any color. Wash the surface with TSP and rinse thoroughly. Paint with a 100% acrylic liquid or aerosol.

Tip:respecting the drying time, cover the surfaces of PVC used more, the seat and backrest of your chairs, for example, car wax. They will be better protected.

Paint Rattan

Before painting rattan, lightly sand and clean it with a powerful jet of air. Use a oil-based aerosol paint surface.

Paint melamine

We have already discussed this subject extensively. I invite you to visit this section .

Paint the concrete

Before painting a smooth surface concrete, wash it with muriatic acid. Let the product react then rinse thoroughly. Allow to dry thoroughly. Apply a floor paint oil-based, urethane or water. Recycled paint is also effective. Hint: to see if your surface is dry, apply pieces of transparent polythene 2 ‘x 2’ and secure them with tape. If the tape is hardly in place or if the fog is formed, the surface is still wet. For a garage floor, remove any oil stain with a degreaser or paint thinner. Then sand the floor. Yes, you read correctly! Once this work is completed, paint with a product based on epoxy resin.

Paint Masonry

To paint the masonry (brick or concrete), clean the surface with a brush to remove all particles. You then apply a 100% acrylic paint.

Paint asphalt

Yes, it is possible to paint asphalt. Clean the surface thoroughly with a brush and then use paint or water-based urethane, according to your preferences. For asphalt shingles, you can use an exterior paint water based (latex). Now you know almost everything on the painting. It’ll only get out your brushes and your rollers. However, if you painted your bathroom, wait a few days to use it. Wash your washcloth or go to the neighbor, to take a shower.