Think before you act

does not paint a wall without thinking, so before starting work, reflects on the outcome you want to get: the finish, appearance, color. All these elements will determine the technique and type of products should be used.

Prepare the wall

first, you have to clean the wall and leave it smooth. Their preparation depends primarily on the type and quality of the wall: If the wall is covered with wallpaper you are not too many options: you have to remove it. To do this, it is best to rent or buy a steam stripper team. As you take off the paper, scratching the wall with a spatula to finish the parts start to resist. Then líjala well and get ready to apply the putty. If the wall is long since painted, you can:

1) Use sandpaper to cracked areas or holes on which you should apply a layer of prepared.
2) coat the surfaces to be prepared glycero paint, matte and diluted. If you give an extra layer end up with fat. If you have a wall covered with plaster, wait till it is completely dry before painting. Use an acrylic paint before applying the caulk.


The preparation: Putty

This operation consists in covering the wall with several layers of ready-putty, or so thick, until surface is completely ready. If the wall you’re going to work is quite shabby, extends the putty entire surface or try to repair the areas that are in worse shape: holes, cracks, etc. There are several types of putty: Putty-water or fat (the latter is not advisable in certain cases: doors or windows). Putty powder (a preparation is required to be mixed), or ready for use.

Sand the putty

When the wall is smooth, you should sand it. You can review the entire surface or areas with imperfections. Inhalation of dust is very harmful to health , so do not forget to always work with a mask.


There are different types of paint , acrylic paint This paint has many advantages: it is definitely cleaner and less harmful to health. It is fairly inexpensive and very easy to apply. The downside is that it is not suitable for bathrooms or bedrooms very wet. The painting gliceroftalica The gliceroftalica is a perfect cover and even hides water stains and dirt. Best suited for bathrooms, door panels and windows.

Choose color and finish

combines colors and shades of the same range. If you do not have clear or rooms do not have enough light, opt for off-white. It is a tone that will bring the brightness of the target and give the room warmth. Remember that light colors widen the spaces. You can choose a solid color or a dull or matte painting, or shiny satin. Try the most daring with the patina, this technique will give a touch of authenticity and depth to the walls.