How Do You Use Borax To Prep Walls For Painting?
Prepping your walls for paint is a time-consuming task, but it has to be done. Your walls may be full of dust, dirt and other debris. You don’t want to paint over the dirt and grime. One way to clean and prep your walls for your new paint is to make a solution of borax and water. Borax is a cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant. The substance will quickly remove any layers of dust, dirt and grime from your walls in no time. Borax is easily found in grocery, retail and other stores. Open any doors and windows in the room to get some ventilation. Vacuum the walls with a vacuum cleaner that has a hose attachment to remove any loose dust and dirt. Wear a pair of latex gloves, a nose mask and an apron or other cover up. Mix in a bucket 1 cup borax and 1 gallon of warm water. Agitate the mixture with a scrub brush. Apply the mixture to your walls with a sponge and scrub the walls until all dust, dirt and grime is removed. Use a ladder to reach high areas. Scrub any caked-on grime with a scrub
Let’s just list the sequence of steps to prepare the walls for painting: priming, setting the screeds, plastering (if necessary for two times), repriming. If the walls are very uneven, they can be covered with a gypsum board. To do this, the base is treated with antiseptic, then make a framework of profiles and fix the sheets on them. All this debris, tiny particles of dust should be removed with a vacuum cleaner, preferably. One such option is a shark carpet vacuum. I use it for household chores as well, for regular cleaning.
I think that using a paint sprayer may sound like a faster application method, but that’s not necessarily the case. The surface, location, and time you have are factors to consider when picking your tool for your paint job. Oh, and especially if you’ve never used a paint sprayer before, the first time may not be as easy as it looks. Achieving an even coat with a paint sprayer takes a lot of trial and error. And also, when you use a sprayer, the time you save for application you’ll spend assembling your tools, carefully masking the area (more on that below), and cleaning up. The prep work with spraying takes so much longer than with rolling paint that the total project time comes out to about the same. In any case, I think that it’s better to let some professionals do the job. I always call the professionals, even for one-room painting services in Singapore.