People can be overwhelmed with the different options that are available to cover up walls, which is why most people stick to painting. But if the paint still does not help, try these tricks for covering up damaged walls. Are you tired of seeing your walls age and be damaged? Do not worry; there are many tips to give them a youthful look. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our best tips for covering your damaged walls.
Repaint the wall
Aged and damaged by time, your walls need something new. Among the many solutions available to you, painting is one of the simplest. With a few brush strokes, you will be able to refresh your wall. For this, we recommend that you follow the following steps.
Checking the condition of the wall
Does your wall contain traces of humidity, unsightly marks, holes, or cracks? If so, we recommend hiring a professional painter.
Use a squeegee to remove any bumps you find from the wall.
Use wallpaper while emphasizing the plastered parts. This step allows better adhesion and durability of the paint.
Applying the primer coat
Using a brush, apply the primer in the corners. Then use a roller to apply it to the wall. This layer protects the wall and makes its color more harmonious.
The application of the actual layer
Using a classic brush, start by clearing the edges. Then, use a roller to paint the flat surfaces. Depending on your goals, you can opt for two or three passes.
Put up glass wallpaper.
There are many types of wallpaper, but fiberglass differs widely. It is easy to install, solid, and ideal for hiding the defects of a wall. Generally, glass wallpaper is installed on wooden, concrete, plaster walls or ceilings. Before you start installing your wallpaper, remember to seal all the cracks and imperfections in the wall. If your wall is painted, remember to strip it of all paint before hanging the wallpaper.
Put up a paneling
Paneling has long been boycotted as archaic wall covering. But nowadays, it has regained all its nobility. Paneling is the perfect covering for irregular surfaces. It sets up very easily. For a welcoming decoration, we recommend wooden paneling. But if the wall you are trying to cover is that of a bathroom (bathroom, kitchen, etc.), opt for PVC paneling.
Opt for a decorative coating
If you are not a fan of glass wallpapers or paneling, decorative plaster remains an option. It is often used for walls that have large imperfections. This solution is simple, fast, and durable. To implement it, follow the next steps.
Using a squeegee, clean the wall. Remove any rough edges from the wall. If you see any holes or cracks, take the time to fill them.
Placing the plaster on the wall
Use a roller to apply the plaster to the wall.
The display of the coating
Using a straightener, start spreading and smoothing the plaster on the wall. The concrete should be spread fresh, so be careful not to take a long time to do this.
Applying smooth concrete
After letting the first coat dry, apply a second coat. This time, you have the possibility to create decorative patterns.
The implementation of finishes
Make a final pass with the straightener with a smooth and hard blade, then correct the imperfections. You have the option of coating the surface with a colorless protective varnish. This makes it washable.
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