How to Paint a Kitchen : Sealing Wall Repairs

How to Paint a Kitchen : Sealing Wall Repairs


Okay so our next step for our kitchen painting
project is to conclude our surface preparation. So, we’re going to come right over to our
woodfill repair and we’re just going to add a second coat of that. We’ve allowed it to
dry for a couple hours. It’s dried nice and hard. And, I’m just going to put a little
bit more. So, that we can then sand it down lightly and it’s going to be nice even finish.
Just a little bit of excess and then we’re going to sand it down. And, I’ll show you
how to finish that up. Excellent. Looking great. We’re just going to let that dry for
a little bit. Ok. So, we’re back and we’ve allowed our repairs to dry. The next and final
part of our surface preparation is we’re going to give it a light sand and then we’re going
to seal it up with primer. And, that’s going to completely repair it for paint. You grab
a little piece of sandpaper. You’re just going to kind of take it down. Just smooth it out
a little bit, taking the sandpaper and following the direction of whatever surface you have.
Ok. So, what we did is we built it up with a couple layers and then we sanded it down
smooth. So, now we’ve repaired our trim. Now, I’m going to do the flat area. I’m going to
use our sanding block. I’m going to lightly feather it out, kind of taking down any bumps
or any tool marks that we made from applying the plaster. And, we’re down to focusing on
the edge where it meets the rest of the wall so that you won’t see that. There we go. Looks
good. Now, we want to clear up the dust that we just made. I’m just going to give it a
quick little brushing with my dust brush. And, I’m going to catch the rest with this
vacuum. Ok. One other helpful item that we have for removing the dust is this tack cloth.
It comes in a little plastic package and you just want to open it up and kind of leave
it in the plastic. It’s waxy surface that you rub over the surface and it picks up all
the excess dust. So, that the paint will stick nicely. There, so we’ve picked up the dust
and now our surface is dust free and ready for coating. And, finally we’re going to seal
the repairs that we’ve made with this primer. That will be the final step in getting our
surface ready for paint. So, normally I work out of a cup. But, in this case since it’s
just a small area I’m going to work directly out of the can. This will assure that the
paint will adhere properly to the surface. Especially, since we used joint compound or
certain spackles. They’re water soluble. Meaning, once they get wet again it reanimates them.
So, if you were to rub a sponge over the spackles that we just did it would actually re-wet
it and re-soften it. So, this primer is the only way that we can kind of seal it in and
it makes it as hard as concrete and ready to paint. One sign of amateur repair work
is where you can totally see, it’s total obvious repairs. And, that’s when it wasn’t properly
sanded out or primed. Ok. We’re going to let that dry in and then our surfaces are ready
to paint.

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