Before you paint on the walls in your home they must be properly prepared. Prepare walls for painting with help from a world-class craftsman in this free video clip.
Hello, this is Norman Clarke with Norman Clarke Painting. And today, I'm going to show you how to correctly paint your walls. First of all, let's go over the tools that you will need to do a good job. First thing is a good quality drop cloth. Next, a caulking gun, a painter's five-way knife, a couple of spackle knifes with some spackle on them, and a screwdriver, and some masking tape. And, we're ready to go. So, the first thing we want to do is to remove the screws, and we're going to fill the holes. So, we've taken one out already, we'll take the next one out. Alright, now that we have the hole ready to fill, we're going to use our spackle with our spackle knives. Take a small piece of spackle on your knife, and apply it into the hole like this, and then pull it across, and you've left the hole nicely ready to be painted. Once it's dry, we can lightly sand it, and then we're ready to go. The next thing we're going to do is to remove our switch plates, and then we're going to mask them off. So, we'll take it off with a screwdriver. After the switch plate's off, we're going to cover the plate with masking tape. That way, it'll be nice and clean once we're finished painting. Take a piece of masking tape like this, and just wrap it around the outside like this, and it's ready to go. I typically don't mask off my trim, but I understand that you might not have the practice that I have. So, I'm going to mask it for you, so you see how it's done. And then, once you're finished painting, you can take it off, and you'll have a nice, crisp line. And, just put it along your edge very carefully into the corner, then push down with your fingers. And then, you can just bend it around like this, and you're ready to go. Once this is ready to go, then we'll do our baseboard the same way, and we're ready to paint. And, we'll put the drop cloth in nice and snug into our baseboard like this, and then we'll use our masking tape again to mask along the baseboard. Put it against the corner of the wall like this, and then push it down with your thumb. And, we're done, we're ready to go. Okay, this was Norman Clarke, showing you how to prepare your walls ready for paint. Thank you.