Advice 1: How to paint whitewashed ceiling

To paint a ceiling by yourself is not extremely difficult, except, of course, costs time and labor. Lack of different paints and tools not. Much harder to update the old white-washed ceiling. If you decide to paint it, you must first remove the whitewash.
You will need
  • - spatula;
  • - a portable ladder;
  • - gloves, glasses, hat;
  • - the spray gun;
  • tape and newspaper to protect the floor;
  • primer for porous bases;
  • - putty;
  • - fiberglass or bandage;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - a brush or roller with a NAP of medium length;
  • paint.
  • For the filling:
  • - gypsum;
  • - Mel;
  • - carpenter's glue.
Instruction
1
To remove from the premises all furniture, which can be taken. Cover the floor and surfaces of solid furniture first with plastic wrap, then a layer of Newspapers. Put the ladder and soak the ceiling area within reach, then with a sharp spatula, scrape off the whitewash (chalk whitewash is removed are much easier to lime, in the first case you only need the basin with the cloth to the erosion of the old paint).
2
Remove the wet newspaper, allow the ceiling to dry completely. Carefully inspect the surface of the ceiling, the cracks expand with a spatula, then cover surface with special primer for porous bases and allow to dry thoroughly.
3
Fill deep cracks in concrete or brick surfaces with putty, cement or gypsum-based (or alabaster).Or independently prepare putty: mix plaster, chalk and carpenter's glue diluted (ratio 1:2:2). To prepare the liquid component putty, spread carpenter's glue in the water (in the ratio of 1 liter of water 30-50 g of adhesive).
4
Fill cracks and irregularities with a filler and apply to these seats the primer, and again, apply the putty (a layer of putty should not exceed 1.5-2 mm). Wait for complete drying of the previous layer of putty, before applying the following. Glue large crack and joints in concrete slabs on the ceiling with fiberglass or bandage.
5
Treat the surface with a fine sandpaper and start painting. Select vodorastvorimuu paint: acrylic, latex, silicate or silicone.
6
Apply paint at least two layers. If you leveled and progruntovali surface, as described above, then dilute the paint and Prime again is not necessary. If you use a brush or roller, the penultimate layer is applied crosswise relative to the light source (the window), the last layer in the direction of it, otherwise there will be visible traces of the brush.
7
Wait for complete drying of the previous layer of paint before applying the next. Close the door to the room where the paint dries to avoid drafts. The curtain cover the window, if the room get direct sunlight, do not include additional heaters for faster drying of the paint layer.

Advice 2: How to paint for whitewashing

Paint for whitewashing is possible only in case of emergency, if the whitewash is well kept and deposited in a thin layer. In all other cases you will have to completely remove the lime and only after that to start colouring.
You will need
  • - spatula;
  • brush;
  • water;
  • grinding machine;
  • respirator;
  • glasses;
  • brush;
  • - roller;
  • - spray gun.
Instruction
1
If you need to paint the walls and ceiling with latex paint on a layer of regular lime, then it can be done immediately, if lime is not applied in a thick layer and not eliminated. Vodoemulsionka with any color great falls on the ordinary lime and does not require preliminary preparation of surfaces.
2
In the presence of a thick layer of lime will scrape off the entire layer with a spatula, fill the walls and only after that start colouring.
3
If you plan to paint whitewashed walls enamel, you will have to remove the entire layer of lime, because over time, all of the enamel will flake off along with the former whitewash.
4
To remove a thick layer of lime use a spatula. A thin layer is enough to wet and wash with a brush. If you have a sander for final leveling of the walls, use it with emery paper No. 0. Remember when sanding to wear a respirator, glasses, open all the Windows and doors, as the dust from the lime is very toxic.
5
Before painting, Prime the walls with Wallpaper paste, varnish or dilute the paint that you will apply in the ratio of 1:5 and apply two coats on unpainted surface. After 24 hours, immediate start staining.
6
The core layer of the enamel, apply with a brush, roller or spray gun. If you use a roller or brush, it is sufficient to paint the surface in two layers. After the first painting to let the paint dry completely for 24 hours then apply a second coat.
7
If you use a spray gun, you will need the triple coating of paint, as the paint coat goes on more subtly and double staining is not always effective and gives a smooth opaque layer.
8
When using the spray gun as you would with a brush or roller, each layer needs to dry completely, after which you can apply the next layer.
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