Wall painting Singapore can be done on unfinished surfaces, such as rough concrete, or on finished surfaces, such as smooth plaster. Although wall painters are skilled in many areas of the arts and sciences such as interior design or carpentry, they may be professionally employed to paint walls in several industries.
Wall painting in Singapore are carried out on exterior wall if you own a landed property. For the interior wall, it is more common especially during renovation or after wall hacking.
Difference between interior and exterior wall painting
One of the most significant differences between interior wall painting and exterior wall painting is the application method. Interior wall painting is done on the walls of a structure such as a house, building, or institution. Exterior wall painting is typically done on the exterior facade and other structural surfaces of a structure such as roofing, balconies, doors, and windows. Exterior wall painting can be done with spray paint or dry brush and/or roller.
Interior painters typically seal the surface before painting. Exterior painters need to seal their work with paint adhesives, primers or other products to ensure that the paint will adhere to the paint on the exterior wall.
Exterior paint should be paired with some sort of sealant (or you’ll need to repaint more frequently). And there’s a whole lot more prep work involved in an outside paint job than interior painting.
Step by step on how to paint a wall
Preparing the Surface:
Measure and mark a vertical line along your wall where you want to paint, then make horizontal marks every 8 inches up and down as well. Use a level to make sure that your marks are even.
Use a carpenter’s level to check the horizontal marks so that they are level and then use a 4-foot level to check the vertical marks, ensuring that they are plumb. A plumb line is perpendicular to the wall. If you don’t have enough light, use a piece of chalk or masking tape to mark the lines and then remove them when finished. To ensure you paint smoothly, you should remove any imperfections in these lines.
Sand your wall down to scrape off any loose paint and smooth out imperfections on your wall. Use a sponge block or steel wool to lightly go over the surface of your wall and sand as necessary, then vacuum or wipe off the dust from all surfaces near it (such as door frames, electrical outlets, and any items hanging from your walls) before painting.
Apply a primer to the surface of your wall. A primer will seal any imperfections where the old paint used to be and it will also give you a good surface to paint on.
After the primer is dry, you can apply your final coat of paint. You may choose to use another color for this coat if you so choose, or you may use the same color again.
After the walls are dry, use a brush to apply a small amount of paint to any imperfections, and then use a damp cloth or sponge to scrub the surface. Remove all paint in these areas by using the putty knife and small hammer, then use your spackle to fill in all gaps. Let it dry before you start painting again, and do other painting jobs as well.
Wall painting is a nice way to add some beautiful and artistic touches to your home, as well as some interesting-looking wallpaper. But you should also pay attention to the type of surface your walls are on. If they are porous or rough, then you may want to paint them with a primer first, so that they can be smooth enough for wall painting to be applied.