JENNA KATE AT HOME
These tips and tricks will ensure perfect results when painting any room in your home!
he first thing to when prepping your walls before paint is to patch and fill any holes or divots with spackle. If you have a large hole, you may need to use a drywall patch and joint compound.
Once dry, sand the spackle or compound. If you’re just doing a small patch, a sanding sponge or sanding block works fine.
Light scuff the rest of the wall with a fine grit sandpaper. This will dull the previous paint and ensure adhesion of the new paint.
Vacuum any dust, then use a tack cloth to ensure the wall is dust-free. Wipe down the wall with a damp cloth or paper towel to ensure it is completely clean (just don’t soak the the spackle!).
If you have a shaky hand, or you’re nervous about your painting abilities, tape off all trim as well as where the wall meets the ceiling.
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