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Although some interior walls provide smooth services to make any painting job easy, rendered walls come with a stucco layer over the underlying wood surface or brick. While a lot of homeowners prefer not to paint their newly rendered walls, applying a color coat will be helpful in protecting the surface and offer a good finished look. Here are the steps in painting newly rendered walls.
Let your Newly Rendered Walls Get Cured
A lot of builders suggest that new stucco needs around 90 days to get the damp rendering get cured. When you paint early, it is likely that this will result in the paint being peeled or blustered.
Wash the Walls
Using a cellulose sponge and warm water with dishwashing detergent, you can wash your walls. While newly rendered walls can look clean, your paint can adhere correctly through invisible fingerprints. The soap residue must be rinsed from your walls using clean water. Allow your walls to get dry for 24 hours. In order to eliminate dust, lint and cobwebs, you can use a tack cloth. Pat the cloth gently over your walls' surface. Do not rub or scrub the stucco finish.
Put Painter's Tape on Areas that Surround the Stucco Walls
These areas can include adjoining walls, ceiling, trim and doorways. Place drop cloth or plastic sheet over the furniture and floors so that you can protect these from paint damage.
Apply A Coat of Primer to the Walls
Choose a primer formulated to be used for stucco finishes. Brush it around the doors, windows and other objects. You can make use of a paint roller that has an 11/2 inches of nap thickness. The primer must be spread over the walls using the roller, in a horizontal zigzag which will be followed by a vertical zigzag making sure that it covers the whole wall surface. Allow the primer to dry for some time based on what is recommended on its label.
Apply the Color Coat over the Primer
You can use a flat paint so that the thick texture and your wall's pattern will be enhanced. Brush the color against your walls' edges and openings, making borders that have 4 to 6 inches of width. The outer should be overlapped 2 to 3 inches of the boarder you brushed using your paint roller so that you can come up with a nice seal. Let the first coat dry and apply the second coat.
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