How To Paint Interior Walls with Dulux Paint

Hi, I’m Charly Duffy for the Dulux How To
Series on Interior Surfaces. We all know that painting your walls can be
a very rewarding experience. Take a look at this gorgeous room! With a little elbow grease and some expert
know-how, you can easily refresh your dining area. Let’s find out how. As you can see, this room needs a little bit
of a refresh… So I brought along my mate Drew to give me a hand. Let’s clear these chairs and tables to make
some room to work in. Good idea. So we’ve laid down our drop sheet and cleaned
the wall with sugar soap. You may think you’d be ok to skip cleaning the wall, but it’s
a really important part of painting. Dirt, dust or grease can potentially ruin
your paint job. As you can also see, we’ve masked the trim
for cutting in. Now we’re ready to begin. Today we’ll be using Dulux Wash & Wear Low
Sheen Antique White USA. Load your brush by dipping it into the paint
about an inch. Then wipe the paint off, on one side only! Start with the brush an inch off the corner,
slowly moving towards the cut-in point. This will help you find your true line before
you hit the edge or corner. Don’t cut-in too far ahead, because you’ll
need keep a wet edge for your roller to blend into the brushed paint. If your cut-in brush work dries before you
get to it with your roller, you’ll end up with two coats of paint in one spot, which
can lead to ‘picture framing’. Use the same technique to cut in around anything
else you’ve masked off. Now that’s done, it’s time for the first coat
of paint. Loading your roller the right way is very
important to achieve a consistent finish. Make sure you have an even cover of paint
all the way round the roller sleeve. A good test is to push the roller forward
on the tray, then lift it up to see if it spins evenly. If it doesn’t, or feels heavier on one side,
it means the paint isn’t even, and you should load it again. Now, starting from the edge where you cut
in, roll across the wall. Try to roll as close to where you cut in as
possible. You may have heard of the clock theory: Roll
12–6, then diagonally 2–8. Or you can paint in the ‘W’ pattern. This will help keep your paint film an even
thickness across the wall. Once you’ve finished about 3 or 4 metres,
it’s time to lay-off your paint. Laying off the paint is the most important
part of rolling a wall. Start with your roller not loaded with paint,
and rest it in the top left hand corner. Make sure the closed end of the roller—that’s
the part where the handle meets the roller—is on the right, while the open end, is on the
left. Gently let your roller roll itself straight
down the wall with almost no pressure just gravity until you get to the bottom then take your roller off the wall; overlap
it slightly at the top and roll down the wall again. You’ll be making a line down one side, then
rubbing it out with the other working your way across the wall. Once you’re done, it’s clean-up time. But don’t worry, ‘cause cleaning up is easy! Just add Dulux Envirosolutions Waste Paint
Hardener to your left over paint to turn it into hard waste. This can be removed from
the paint can and wrapped in newspaper, which can be safely disposed of. We all love a simple solution that’s good
for mother Earth too! This looks so good compared to what it looked
like before. What a great transformation. Worth doing, worth Dulux.

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