Six steps to the perfect result
- Clean the surfaces and moldings to be painted. Apply protective paper to the floor and carefully apply tape to the moldings and edges surrounding the area to be painted. Also tape over outlets and light switches.
- Open the paint can. The lid can easily be removed, for example, using a key. Mix the paint thoroughly with a wooden spatula. Don't worry about any oil on the surface of the paint, as in a plastic-free paint, natural oils may rise to the surface - with vigorous mixing, the paint will regain a smooth and even consistency. Pour the paint into the paint tray.
- First, use a brush to paint the edges you have outlined with tape. Also paint around sockets and light switches. This makes it easier to paint the rest with a roller.
- Continue painting with a roller from the top down, one strip at a time. The roller does not need to be completely immersed in the paint tray - dip the roller at the deep end of the tray and roll the extra paint towards the front of the tray. This way, excess paint won't drip on the floor and your paint job stays smooth.
- When the first layer is ready, take a coffee break and let the surface dry for about an hour.
- Repaint the wall using the same technique as for the first layer.
- Remove the tape while the wall is still moist. The tape comes off easily if you pull it at a 45 degree angle. The painted surface is dry in a few hours, but to be sure, wait overnight before hanging anything on the wall. As you may have already noticed, Cover Story paints are odorless, meaning you can sleep soundly in your bed the same night.
And just like that, your walls now tell your own story.
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