As announced Wednesday , I explain how I proceeded to paint a wall plastered upstairs. Indeed, I had done some research before I started. However, the results I had obtained were generally the same: use a large long-haired roll and put tarpaulins everywhere. Well, this solution is certainly perfect for an exterior wall. It is also surely suitable for an empty and unoccupied room. On the other hand, in my case, we are inside, in a room with furniture. I did not like it! Here is my method.
The first phase in painting, whether for a piece of furniture or a wall, is preparation. So here I started dusting it carefully. I spare you the details but there was quite a lot to suck. Do not have complex, everyone has spider webs at home. I suck a little each day and I find it all the same each time. Then, I attacked the clogging of the holes! And that, believe me, it was a job!
The removal of the ankles
This wall was studded with pegs! There were so many everywhere that I seriously wondered what our predecessors had been able to fix on the wall. But if you remember my wall decor with Action Frames , you’re not particularly surprised.
To remove an ankle therefore, you need a screw the proper size (do not hope to reuse after), a screwdriver and a pliers (preferably tongs because it is the easiest). So you will start by screwing the screw about half of its length in the ankle.
Then you will use your pincers and catch the screw. There are not 36 solutions: you have to shoot! Until tear off the ankle. It is sometimes difficult because, casually, it is not done to be removed.
You just have to repeat the operation for each ankle!
fill the holes
And to finish the preparation of the wall, you must remove the horrible holes whose wall is now studded. The advantage of plaster is that it will forgive you a lot in plaster! no need to do a smooth job like the back of a newborn! For my part, I put the coating in two times (because of the retraction inherent in the material). And that’s all !
So, you have a nice wall full of white patches. It also allows you to measure the dirtiness of the wall. No comment.
Paint a wall plaster
Once the coating has dried well, we can go to painting. Be careful that it is really dry! Do not hesitate to wait 24 hours after the plaster to start painting. We are never too careful!
I also take the opportunity to point out that the wall had already been painted white. If your plaster is rough, it is imperative to pass an undercoat before passing your painting. If you do not, the plaster will absorb your beautiful paint and you will have to spend at least three layers, which will be terribly expensive.
The material to paint a wall plaster
I started with what I thought was the material I would need to paint a roughcast wall.
- The painting of your choice, here Tollens Zen Garden color elements, a slightly bluish gray (yes, the one I bought on a garage sale without any qualms),
- An average roll of good quality for a good grip (that of the starter kit , bought at Brico-Dépôt),
- A lacquering sleeve (also from the kit but comparable to this one ),
- A hide-and-seek rule, like this one sold on Amazon (or good quality masking tape, as you prefer),
- A small brush of painter (see my article on the brushes ),
- A paint tray (this kit on Amazon with tray and roll is suitable),
- A sheet of aluminum to put in and do not have to bother to clean the tray.
And in use, I added two additional brushes: a brush to rechampir hard bristles and a wide brush but fine.