So you’ve finally found the perfect place to open up shop and if your like I am your going to want to rearrange, do some painting and maybe even some minor demolition work to really make it my own place, not to mention, it is your salon, so why not make it exactly the way you want it. First things first do some planning and obviously double check and make sure you have the right supplies and do your safety research, the last thing you want to do is fall off a ladder. Of course if you have the money, you are more than welcome to hire a professional interior designer or painter to come out, do a full out renovation and remodel for a few ten, twenty thousand, but if your anything like me, starting out on your own is taking a big enough jump as it is and you probably are going to want to save as much of your money for a rainy day as possible.
A common problem you might come across, as I have, is a mural. Finding a studio or any place of business really, comes with surprises and of course paintings and murals of their logo or something soothing, anything random. In my particular situation I had to cover up a whale in a ocean with all kinds of colorful fish, yes colorful fish!! Addressing a mural demands a ton function along with persistence, particularly if you’re currently doing it yourself.
Things You’ll Require
If this is the first time your painting, you will have to buy quite a bit of painting gear in order to complete the task. You’ll require sanding blocks, paint rollers, brushes, a putty knife, and undoubtedly the paint. In addition you have to choose the best finishing shade for that wall. Having a colored primer that’ll complement the ultimate color shade can help in improving the brand new shades of the wall as well as in preventing the previous mural.
Please remember, paint is a messy situation when not properly used, make sure and move all furniture either completely out of the salon or at least to the middle of the floor where it can be easily covered with plastic or painting covers. If your house was built pre 1978 you may want to be extra careful for led paint when sanding, make sure and use face masks. Tape off and cover all open area of floor, including the corners. Taking a damp rag and wiping off the walls will ensure that there is no dust or cob webs to contaminate the paint, if there is any rough spots or bumps, lightly sand and wipe. If there is a mural that needs to be covered you may have to apply multiple coats of primer, please be advised.
Time To Start
Once wiped down and free of dust, you can begin priming your wall. Utilize the primer equally and precisely about the wall, you might make use of a roller to get a fast and even spread, allow the primer completely dry. Watch for a couple of hours while drying and utilize another layer of primer. The primer certainly will create the color go longer and is essential in enhancing the adhesion of the topcoat.
Top-coating comes after priming and is applied the same as did with the priming. Paint the shade of one’s option on the wall till it dries and repeat to get a fuller color. It is also better to utilize another layer if you are covering a mural and to prevent any burn through and being able to see the mural at later times.
If the mural is ridiculously big or way too many colors or just looking like a big pain, do everything thing else and look into having a professional come out and take care of it. It really just might be the best thing to do and save you a major headache.