white kitchen gray walls

white kitchen gray walls

hi, i'm charly duffy for the dulux how toseries on interior surfaces. we all know that painting your walls can bea very rewarding experience. take a look at this gorgeous room! with a little elbow grease and some expertknow-how, you can easily refresh your dining area. let's find out how. as you can see, this room needs a little bitof a refresh… so i brought along my mate drew to give me a hand. let's clear these chairs and tables to makesome room to work in. good idea.

so we've laid down our drop sheet and cleanedthe wall with sugar soap. you may think you'd be ok to skip cleaning the wall, but it'sa really important part of painting. dirt, dust or grease can potentially ruinyour paint job. as you can also see, we've masked the trimfor cutting in. now we're ready to begin. today we'll be using dulux wash & wear lowsheen antique white usa. load your brush by dipping it into the paintabout an inch. then wipe the paint off, on one side only! start with the brush an inch off the corner,slowly moving towards the cut-in point.

this will help you find your true line beforeyou hit the edge or corner. don't cut-in too far ahead, because you'llneed keep a wet edge for your roller to blend into the brushed paint. if your cut-in brush work dries before youget to it with your roller, you'll end up with two coats of paint in one spot, whichcan lead to ‘picture framing'. use the same technique to cut in around anythingelse you've masked off. now that's done, it's time for the first coatof paint. loading your roller the right way is veryimportant to achieve a consistent finish. make sure you have an even cover of paintall the way round the roller sleeve.

a good test is to push the roller forwardon the tray, then lift it up to see if it spins evenly. if it doesn't, or feels heavier on one side,it means the paint isn't even, and you should load it again. now, starting from the edge where you cutin, roll across the wall. try to roll as close to where you cut in aspossible. you may have heard of the clock theory: roll12–6, then diagonally 2–8. or you can paint in the ‘w' pattern. this will help keep your paint film an eventhickness across the wall.

once you've finished about 3 or 4 metres,it's time to lay-off your paint. laying off the paint is the most importantpart of rolling a wall. start with your roller not loaded with paint,and rest it in the top left hand corner. make sure the closed end of the roller—that'sthe part where the handle meets the roller—is on the right, while the open end, is on theleft. gently let your roller roll itself straightdown the wall with almost no pressure just gravity until you get to the bottom then take your roller off the wall; overlapit slightly at the top and roll down the wall again.

you'll be making a line down one side, thenrubbing it out with the other working your way across the wall. once you're done, it's clean-up time. but don't worry, ‘cause cleaning up is easy! just add dulux envirosolutions waste painthardener to your left over paint to turn it into hard waste. this can be removed fromthe paint can and wrapped in newspaper, which can be safely disposed of. we all love a simple solution that's goodfor mother earth too! this looks so good compared to what it lookedlike before. what a great transformation.

worth doing, worth dulux.

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