How to Repaint A Wall

Coating walls with fresh paint is easy

How to Repaint A Wall

There's a good chance you've walked into a freshly painted room and immediately noticed something was off. Oftentimes, getting a unit ready for turn results in a rush painting job, and many of the essential steps are skipped. Lines are uneven around the ceiling and trim, holes in drywall are incorrectly filled, and varied stipple patterns cover the wall. If you need your unit looking as professional as possible, here's how to repaint a wall. If your unit needs more work done or you still need some additional guidance for instructions on processes like how to repair holes in drywall, PPG Paints is ready to help.

Fixing the Ceiling Line

Fixing the Ceiling Line

A neat ceiling line helps achieve a neat and professional aesthetic. Here are some tips you or your painters can use to tidy up any mistakes. One of the easiest ways to get a nice straight ceiling line is to use tape specifically made for painting so that it prevents any paint from bleeding through. If you don't have time to tape or tape is unavailable, the way you hold the brush (at an angle) can make a huge difference when you're painting the line by hand.

Fixing Lines on Trim and Doors

Fixing Lines on Trim and Doors

Like with the ceiling line, getting a neat line around doors and trims is most easily achieved with painter's tape. These areas are prone to gaps, so caulking beforehand can even out the surface, which in turn produces a smoother paint job.

Fixing Marks

Fixing Marks

If you have any kinds of marks or stains, you might be a little more stressed learning how to repaint a wall. First, make sure you use primer, which is specifically made to cover these kinds of imperfections. There are plenty of before and after images that show the power of primer, and using it can save you time you might otherwise spend adding coats of paint over marks and stains.

Fixing Stippling Patterns

Fixing Stippling Patterns

Uneven stippling patterns can be an eyesore, but there's an easy solution. When painting, use a finishing motion called a knockoff by pulling the roller down in one long, smooth motion that will keep the paint moving in one direction.
If you're not completely comfortable with any of these processes or techniques, PPG Paint can instruct you on all of these tasks as well as many additional ones. From repainting a room to learning how to repair holes in drywall, you can better learn how to make your units look as professional as possible.

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