How to Paint Your Own Home (Frugal & Professional)

Painting the walls of your own house – This time I will share a few tips on how to paint your house professionally, the professionals in question are sweet and even colors, smooth surfaces and resemble the results of professional artisan painting. I share this tutorial according to my experience, knowing that I just built the house and I ran out of funds for finishing it, so I and my family members joined in painting the house hehehehe… It counts to fill my busy life with useful and fun things too, of course, save money…

Not intending to bully the painter, in my experience in my area, especially to pay for the painter in my area is quite expensive, not to mention the food, drinks, snacks and cigarettes. It’s okay to pay dearly as long as the work is also professionally worthy of the price, but if you pay a lot per day, you only get to paint 1 side of the wall, it’s annoying…

So, back to the topic of how to paint the walls of your own house more efficiently & professionally, if you feel the atmosphere in your house is boring and want to change the color of the wall paint? Or you just built a house and want to have a busy life painting your house and want to save more. This time I want to share some tips and how to paint your own house without a handyman but with professional results and able to save costs for painting.

How to paint a house wall

Clean Walls
If your walls are new and have never been painted, make sure to clean them of any remaining cement or uneven surfaces by sanding them with coarse wood sandpaper. After you feel it is flat, continue by leveling the plamur that you can buy at the building store or you can make it yourself. Artificial plaster made from wood glue (as a foundation for fox glue), white cement and lime (calcite) all materials in a 1:1:1 ratio. Glue the plamur using a rackel to flatten it. Sand again so that the wall is completely smooth and even. The benefits of using plaster to coat the walls are:

  • Make a layer on the wall to prevent water seepage in
  • Makes the surface of the wall more even and smooth
  • Save paint up to 40% because the paint doesn’t absorb quickly on rough or uneven walls

Well, if the wall has been previously painted, make sure the surface of the wall you are going to repaint is clean from dust and dirt. Clean the dust and dirt attached to the wall area. Dirt on the walls is very mandatory to be removed. Dust, dirt and oil stains will create an uneven and uneven paint finish. Clean with water mixed with a mild detergent and cellulose sponge. Rub the sponge against the wall until it’s clean, then rinse with water to remove any soap residue. Make sure the wall surface is flat and smooth. If there are cracks or uneven concave surfaces, use plamir (wall putty) to close the gaps or cracks in the wall, then smooth it out using sandpaper. Also apply a paint primer, a type of liquid that is applied before painting to get an even and glossy finish.

Protect the Parts You Don’t Want to Paint with Duct Tape
The barrier between the wall and the floor, windows and window frames should usually be covered to avoid getting paint stains. Protect the parts of the house that you don’t want to be painted with duct tape or adhesive tape when painting. When finished, immediately remove the adhesive tape before the wall paint dries so that the paint does not come off. You can also place newspaper under the wall to protect the floor from dripping paint.

Start painting
Stir the paint first so that the colors are evenly mixed. You can use a brush or roller to paint the surface of the wall. The trick to painting evenly is to create a zigzag motion from top to bottom repeatedly until the wall is evenly covered. After 2-3 hours, just coat it again with paint so that the results are smoother. The roller can be used to even out the color of the wall surface.

Use a Small Brush on Narrow Parts
A paint tool in the form of a roller cannot be applied to all parts of the wall, only in large areas. Meanwhile, for difficult areas such as corners of the room, use a small brush two inches wide.

Repeat paint again if needed
If the painting result is still not perfect, or the color has not been covered properly, repeat once more and make sure this second process works well and covers the wall surface evenly. If paint splashes fall on the floor, wipe it off immediately with a damp cloth. Good luck trying it!