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If you are someone who has taken a keen interest in the renovation journey right from the cement to the compressive strength of the concrete, and would love to take up home painting too, then we got you covered with some great home painting tips that will ensure you get your hands on the right colour and that your paint lasts longer. This home painting guide encapsulates everything from painting tips to techniques to paint walls. Let’s get started!
If all these painting tips have got you motivated on taking up the entire painting process all by yourself, then we suggest you read this article before starting out : colour for exterior walls
1. Can you paint over old paint directly?
You probably don’t need a primer if the old paint and the new paint are chemically the same (for instance, oil-based). If the current wall is smooth and clean, you can directly use the new paint over the old paint.
2. What is the minimum paint coat you should apply?
The rule of thumb is to apply a minimum of two paint coats. However, the material and previous colour of the wall, can both play a vital role in this number, for instance, for unfinished drywall, you will need a coat of primer or undercoat paint too.
3. What if you don't apply primer to your wall before painting?
If you skip the primer, there is a higher risk of your paint peeling off, especially in humid conditions. Moreover, the lack of adhesion could make cleaning more difficult, months after the paint has dried. You may find the paint wearing off when you try to remove dirt or fingerprints.