How to Keep Carpet Clean When Painting?
Painting the walls at home is associated with a lot of disarray, dirt and patience. But with pre-planning and applying a few simple tricks, you will forget your fears and repaint your home as real professionals.
Wall painting at home is part of the mandatory repairs that you need to take at least once every 2-3 years. The most sensible thing to do with this process is during the warmer months when the windows and balconies are almost open around the clock and the premises are quickly ventilated. The warm air will accelerate the drying of painted areas, and the unpleasant smell will not dazzle your head.
Naturally, the most important element in repainting the home is the materials - and the color you have chosen for the walls. You can ask for symbolism of colors according to Feng Shui, to be interested in the latest ideas for a modern home, or to let the imagination guide you. The main thing to keep in mind, however, is that before applying any shade to them, the walls must be perfectly smooth to remove all cornices, paintings and ornaments. Also, you should take some measures to protect the carpet in advance, in order not to spoil it with paint stains.
Take at least two nylons of varying thickness. The thinner nylon use to cover the furniture and the thicker - to protect the flooring. Fix the nylons with a weakly adhesive paper tape. This way you will be sure that the nylons will not be displaced during the repair and will not damage the furniture and the floor when the tape is released.
Besides nylon, rough fabrics (flax, hemp, etc.) are the ideal solution for carpets in the room to protect them from paint. They are easy to coat and do not need adhesive tape to stay in place - it's just enough to glue them around the walls. Ordinary paint drops will remain on the rough surface of the fabric and will not absorb the carpet. However, if the amount of paint is larger, you will have to remove the cloth before the paint has descended and clean it before returning it again.
To protect the carpets you do not have to use a new cloth - you can use old pieces. Plus, you do not have to cover the whole room - you can move the pieces depending on where you are currently working.
Once you have chosen the color, it is time to proceed to the actual repainting of the walls in your home. Pre-conditioning of the premises is the most important thing to save you all the headaches you are so worried about.
To avoid paints and splashes on the carpeted floor when the brushes are dipped, place all paint boxes and accessories in one corner of the room on a cover (cardboard, paper, sheet). Do not forget to close the latex boxes between the tile supplements - so the paint will not thicken by the air, and your brush will remain soft on the dips. An important addition to paint materials is vanilla essence. A few drops of paint will neutralize the smell and create an aromatic working atmosphere.
Next, take care for the furniture. Everything that can easily be brought out of the room should go. Everything that can be easily detached from the wall is also removed. It remains to remove the built-in cabinets and sections. Most are kept in sight, screwed in dowels. For this purpose you will need a screwdriver or screwdriver (preferably). If you've done everything up here, only the bulky furniture has to remain in the room. You do not have to complicate your life by exporting them. Make all the furniture in the middle of the room furniture so that they are at a higher height and less square.
Clean up yourself
Keep handmade napkins or rags to wipe the splashes and traces of paint. Slick surfaces are easy to clean and if drips dry before you clean them, a razor blade or spatula will do the job. If you have to work over a mossy finish, make sure you get a handmade and carpet preparation at your fingertips.
Wet brushes and the rest of the paint
Instead of washing brushes every time you relax or pause, wrap them with some artificial material or put them in a plastic bag on the balcony. You can even store them in the freezer. So you can use them the other day.
When painting, if you immerse the entire brush in a paint or latex, it is likely that it will dry out and you will not be able to clean it later. Similarly, if you apply too much paint, the roller fibers may become clogged. Instead, immerse only the tip of the brush and drain the roller. You get two benefits - you save latex and avoid unwanted drops of paint on the carpet.
For thorough cleaning of the carpet after painting, you usually have two options: contact the professionals, who will wash your carpet by using special equipment and cleaning products, or do it yourself. You can also rent special equipment that will help you to cope with such a task in a shorter time, or to use improvised means.
Do not get carried away by means that penetrate deep into the carpet fibers. It is better to use a jet of water under high pressure and usual shampoo for carpets. The jet will allow making the deepest cleaning possible, but it will not allow spots and dirt to spread to a large surface. Immediately after finishing the treatment in a similar way, place the carpet in a place where there is no moisture. The carpet will dry pretty quickly, and you will avoid the appearance of mold and fungus.
You can use the traditional combination of vacuum cleaner and shampoo for carpet cleaning. Although this option seems to be the most optimal, it is still quite laborious and requires great physical effort. Nevertheless, this method is suitable for giving freshness to your carpet on a regular basis, but for deep cleaning this procedure is very inefficient.