Advice 1: How to make a stencil for painting walls

Wall painting using stencils – available and inexpensive method of decorating the interior. There is no need to depend on we offer industry templates, because even the most intricate stencil you can create with your own hands.
Wall painting with stencils
The decoration of the walls of the room with an unusual pattern can completely transform the interior and create an entirely unique atmosphere in the house. It is absolutely not necessary to have artistic talent enough to master the art of screen painting. Making stencils for painting walls – a fascinating and creative.
The easiest method of making a stencil from a plastic office folder or not very thick acetate film. To create an artistic template is quite suitable that tape that is used in cooking to work with chocolate. On a sheet of tracing paper with a soft pencil translates the desired pattern. If the ornament will be used several colors, then you need to make a stencil for each of them to avoid mixing inks. With the help of tracing paper, the drawing is transferred to the base and a sharp hobby knife or scalpel carefully cut out all the elements of the ornament. If possible, you can make a stencil from thin plastic using plotter cutting, plastic stencil more durable and easier to care for. During the creation of the pattern is important not to forget that the stencil must be carefully wiped after each use, otherwise the wall can stay strips.
Stencils with a simple ornament can be made from construction paper or art Board. Transferred using tracing paper or carbon paper drawing is cut out and the stencil is carefully processed with drying oil and dried. Instead of varnish the stencil can be coated with a thin layer of light lacquer thus prepared templates are not afraid of water, do not soak and do not lose their shape under the influence of paint.
More complex drawings with lots of detail, can be made of thin sheets of celluloid – before for this purpose, the craftsmen used old x-rays. Using hot water with a celluloid film washes out the image, after which it becomes transparent and easy to use. Picture can be put directly under the and translate directly on the workpiece for the pattern, then carefully cut out. This stencil can be used for a long time, is easy to clean from paint with a damp cloth.
The most time-consuming is the production of a stencil-stamp. As the basis of such a stencil is used plexiglass, under which is placed and secured to the selected ornament. With the help of siliconized sealant white are enclosed in the outlines, after which the sealant allow time for freezing. Roller, paint over the dried pattern in the desired color and press the finished stencil to the wall on which it is the imprint of the pattern.
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Advice 2: How to prepare walls for painting

One of the labor-intensive processes in repair work is to prepare the walls for painting. To cope with this task, you must have some skill of the Builder. To prepare the walls for painting difficult.
How to prepare walls for painting
You will need
  • - spatula
  • - cushions
  • - cuvette
  • - plaster
  • - primer
  • - fiberglass
  • - bucket fillers
To start, strip the walls from previous coverage. If you were Wallpaper, moisten and remove them. If the walls were whitewashed, then rinse with warm water. But if there was oil paint, then the matter will be more serious. Try to clean the old paint to the base of the wall, i.e., to panel or plaster. You can do it with a spatula, and if the paint is not amenable, then try to do it with a hatchet or chisel. In any case, clean the wall surface thoroughly.
Once you have freed the walls from old paint, proceed to the repair of the walls. Are defects such as cracks, loose plaster, or even worse, the fungus on the walls.
If the wall is cracked, cut them deeper, and then primed. If the cracks are not deep, zashpaklyuyte their basic putty, and if the cracks are very deep, fill them with a solution. It so happens that pieces of plaster layer away from the wall with paint or Wallpaper. Don't ignore such problems. Take a hammer and knock down the plaster to the base of the wall, and the place is primed and chipping plaster.
The fungus on the walls is a frequent guest on the first floor. Take a special part for fungus and apply it with a brush, trying to RUB the walls. This will help you in the future to get rid of this trouble. If the walls are still some flaws that you saw, then try to remove them before finishing putty.
The next step will be priming the walls. You made sure that the walls are repaired all cracks, holes, chips embedded. Then proceed to priming the entire wall surface with acrylic primer, as it is applicable to all types of surfaces. Take a foam roller, dip it in a cuvette (a special container for paint) with soil and press it. Now apply primer on the wall from the bottom up and do not rush. Try to keep all parts of the walls were primed.
To the wall later was crack, they stick a special fiberglass. This coating is relatively durable, it does not break, holds tight on the wall. Stick it glue for vinyl Wallpaper special and smooth with a spatula. Prepare the glue as it is written on the box and let it stand for a bit. Next, take the roller and spread glue on the wall. Cut fiberglass, which is equal to the height of the wall, and stick it, smoothing from the center to the edges. The following fabric glue the overlap on the previous and spatula parasite both paintings. You get that both paintings hang butt joint. When all the walls you will hang the canvas, then once again go at it with glue. Do it in order not to apply the primer.
Now it is time for the finishing putty. On the glass it runs for 2 times, this is the technology of finishing works. Plaster finish is done to "tearing". Apply the grout to the wall with a thin layer of a large spatula, and the excess of putty to remove it a second spatula is smaller. Apply the putty evenly.
After the plaster dries, Proskura fine mesh, which can be bought in DIY stores. Do not push on the wall hard to avoid scratches. And the last thing you should do is once all the walls are primed. Now they are ready for painting.
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