How to Paint a curved surface

how to paint a curved surface

How to Paint a curved surface

Whether you are a professional or a beginner in painting walls, knowing key techniques can help you make this job easier and obtain better results.

Painting a curved surface is never easy. How can one achieve such a hard task?

How to Paint a curved surface

Prepare the surfaces

Generally, there are a few steps to follow in order to mask a curved surface for painting.

Before proceeding to paint you should start by masking large areas such as ceilings, walls, windows, and furniture to protect them from any drips or marks from the paint.

Clean  the surface

A key factor in ensuring you have a smooth finish is having a clean surface to paint on, dust, cobwebs or grime can stop your paint adhering and having the perfect finish. Most walls can be washed with a soft sponge and warm water, but if you’re painting in the kitchen then you’ll need something to help cut through the grease before rinsing with warm water.’

Prime the Area

Primer is a highly beneficial and essential tool for new paint. It acts as a bonding agent for the drywall so that you won’t need to apply so many layers of paint. Primer can also serve as a barrier between the paint and any spackle that you had to apply.

Begin by applying a 2-inch ribbon of primer to the framing edges of the wall. Then, use a loaded paint roller to apply a full layer of primer to the rest of the wall.

Apply Paint

Stir the paint and pour about 3 inches into the bucket. Load the brush by dipping the bristles into the paint then gently slapping against the sides of the bucket. Hold the brush in your hand like a pen. “Cut in” the edges by painting those areas closest to the ceiling, baseboard, molding and other nonwall areas that can’t be painted with a roller.

Brush the paint 1 or 2 inches from the edge of the wall, back and forth, and then paint right to the edge, blending it all together with one or two more strokes. The final brush strokes follow the curve of the wall.

Curved walls are painted sideways the ends of the roller point to the ceiling and floor while standing on a ladder. Place the roller in the middle of the section you want painted, and work your way up, slightly overlapping where you cut in, and then move the roller down the wall and across to the next section. Continue in this manner along the wall adjacent to the ceiling, working your way down and across the wall in sections until you reach the floor.

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