Account about Infinity Painting
Knowing how to use the right painting equipment is just half the fighting. Now we’ll look at some painting techniques that will help you achieve a smooth, polished look. Infinity Painting has some nice tips on this.
Caulk is the first step in achieving a smooth, finished appearance. Caulk is used to fill in gaps and holes, as well as to seal and waterproof areas that may be exposed to moisture. You’ll need an all-purpose acrylic paintable caulk for this. The best colour to use is usually white, but because it will be painted, it can also be clear. Cut the tip of the caulk tube at an angle with a 1/8-to-1/4-inch gap. Pull the trigger to begin injecting caulk into the crack. You’ll need enough caulk to slightly over-fill the gap. Try to move the caulk gun around the crack at a steady speed, pulling and smoothing the caulk out with the higher side of the blade.
You will note the caulk continues to expel after you stop pulling the trigger. To relieve the pressure from the tube press, simply press the release button on the back of the caulk gun. After you’ve caulked a place, prepare a cup of warm water and some paper towels or a rag to smooth the caulk off. Dip the tip of your finger in warm water and gently run it around the crack. Smooth the caulk out with your finger and grab any leftover caulk. Wipe your finger clean with a paper towel or rag. Continue dipping your finger in the warm water until all of the caulk is smoothed out. When done, the crack or hole should be undetectable, and the transition from wall to trim or wall to wall should be smooth. Allow at least 24 hours for the caulk to dry before painting.So, do you paint over the primer or just use paint? When in doubt, go ahead and use primer, as they say. However, it is an extra expense, and if it isn’t necessary, you don’t want to pay for it.