Advice 1: How to dilute latex paint

Latex paint is an environmentally friendly finishing material. It is easy to apply to the surface, dries quickly, does not flake. All these qualities make latex paint is very popular during the finishing works. What are water-based paints, and their right to breed?
How to dilute latex paint
You will need
  • - gloves;
  • construction mixer;
  • bucket;
  • - Kohler;
  • - water.
Select water-based paint

Latex paint is suitable for interior and exterior finishing works. This type of paint is suitable for application to almost any surface. Latex paint consists of a binder and pigments. There are several basic subtypes of this type of paint.

Polyvinyl acetate paint was made on the basis of PVA glue and are perhaps the most affordable. However, this subspecies of the water-based coating is the least stable and, moreover, is not a very wide color palette.

Silicate paints are a solution of liquid glass, which added a special pigment. This resistant coating, used for interior decoration and external works. The only drawback of silicate paints is their low water repellency. The composition of these coatings include alkalis, which are in contact with the skin or mucous membranes can cause severe inflammation. So work with them need special costumes.

Silicone paints are made based on silicone resins, which are mixed with water. This kind of coverage is one of the most modern.

Acrylic paints are created based on acrylic resins which provide additional flexibility and strength. Surface with acrylic coating will have high moisture and wear resistance. Acrylic paints are the most expensive in the entire range of water-based paints.

Latex paints are the most popular form of water-dispersion coatings. Surfaces painted with such paints can be washed frequently. Besides, latex paint can protect your walls from small mechanical damages. Latex paint, applied in two layers, can close a crack of width 1 mm.
Active pigments included in the composition of water-dispersion paints, are associated with elements of water. Therefore, for dilution of the thickened inks of this type also use drinking water.

Take a clean bucket. Carefully pour paint from the can. Gradually infusing water and continuously stirring the paint with the construction of the mixer, bring it to desired consistency.

If necessary, give the paint the desired color using a special color. To do this, take a shallow container and mix it Kohler with a small amount of latex paint. Gradually pour the mixture into the bucket with the basic dye with continuous stirring. Achieve the desired shade.
Apply water-based paints by using a special roller or brush. The coating must be applied in 2-3 layers, each subsequent layer is applied after full drying previous.
Useful advice
All work with water-based paints should be carried out at a temperature not below +5 degrees.

Advice 2: How to wash latex paint

Latex paint is resistant to moisture, wash it very difficult. Special problems caused by moisture-proof coating, which does not pass through a water. But to remove the paint from the ceiling is still possible, the main thing a little try. Of course, wash it just with a cloth and water is unrealistic, need other tools and a little effort.
How to wash latex paint
You will need
  • -water
  • fluffy cushion
  • -spatula
Well to wet the ceiling several times with a roller. Use warm water and dampen as much as possible. It is necessary to achieve disintegration of the layer of latex paint. If you paint do not absorb water, so that it water-resistant. May not suffer to soak it will not work in any substance, not to mention the water. Substances that are added to this kind of vodoemulsionki, repel moisture, and do not give to get her in the color molecules.
Now using a spatula scrape the sodden layer of paint. Can use a scraper on a long handle. It should be removed easily enough, before the Foundation of the inner layer of the ceiling (putty). If the paint is water-resistant, obdurate with a spatula, however, this is not so easy. Wear a respirator to dust out of your lungs. If the spatula there is no result, a little knock on the ceiling with a hammer and continue to tear.
If in some places the paint came off and fell away pieces of plaster, dilute any mixture of putty and level the surface of the ceiling. Let all dries out a bit, and apply a coat of primer. Can re-paint the ceiling in a different color. The same treatment option and washes of latex paint is used for further installation of suspended ceilings.

Advice 3: How to paint for whitewashing

Paint for whitewashing is possible only in case of emergency, if the whitewash is well kept and deposited in a thin layer. In all other cases you will have to completely remove the lime and only after that to start colouring.
How to paint for whitewashing
You will need
  • - spatula;
  • brush;
  • water;
  • grinding machine;
  • respirator;
  • glasses;
  • brush;
  • - roller;
  • - spray gun.
If you need to paint the walls and ceiling with latex paint on a layer of regular lime, then it can be done immediately, if lime is not applied in a thick layer and not eliminated. Vodoemulsionka with any color great falls on the ordinary lime and does not require preliminary preparation of surfaces.
In the presence of a thick layer of lime will scrape off the entire layer with a spatula, fill the walls and only after that start colouring.
If you plan to paint whitewashed walls enamel, you will have to remove the entire layer of lime, because over time, all of the enamel will flake off along with the former whitewash.
To remove a thick layer of lime use a spatula. A thin layer is enough to wet and wash with a brush. If you have a sander for final leveling of the walls, use it with emery paper No. 0. Remember when sanding to wear a respirator, glasses, open all the Windows and doors, as the dust from the lime is very toxic.
Before painting, Prime the walls with Wallpaper paste, varnish or dilute the paint that you will apply in the ratio of 1:5 and apply two coats on unpainted surface. After 24 hours, immediate start staining.
The core layer of the enamel, apply with a brush, roller or spray gun. If you use a roller or brush, it is sufficient to paint the surface in two layers. After the first painting to let the paint dry completely for 24 hours then apply a second coat.
If you use a spray gun, you will need the triple coating of paint, as the paint coat goes on more subtly and double staining is not always effective and gives a smooth opaque layer.
When using the spray gun as you would with a brush or roller, each layer needs to dry completely, after which you can apply the next layer.
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