You’re probably reading this today because you want to make the interior of your abode look like a showhome. You want to achieve something as close to perfection as possible, and you’re looking online for some inspiration to achieve that goal.
One thing you’d like to do is address your not-so-perfect walls. You’ve probably noticed in your living room or bedrooms, for instance, that your walls are uneven and don’t quite offer the perfect finish you’re hoping for.
The following describes five steps that you can follow to achieve perfect walls in your home:
1. Repair Any Damaged Plaster
When you’re assessing the state of your walls, you will likely find some sections that have damaged plaster on them. Plaster repair is a more effective way to address such issues instead of using filler for several reasons.
Firstly, the repair will match the durability of the surrounding plaster. Secondly, you won’t have to worry about the repair cracking due to temperature extremes. Lastly, plaster is a more effective repair than filler for deep cracks or holes in walls.
2. Sand Your Walls For A Smooth Finish
Once you’ve determined that your walls no longer have any chunks of plaster missing out of them, the next step is to sand them for a smooth finish. When you have walls plastered, the contractors will do their best to keep them as smooth as possible.
However, a perfect finish isn’t achievable with wet plaster. When any repaired or finished walls don’t have any wet plaster, you should spend some time smoothing them over with a fine grade of sandpaper.
3. Use High-Quality Paint
When your walls have any holes or damage repaired and have been sanded down for a smooth finish, the next step is to give them a few coats of paint. As you already know, you’ve got thousands of paint choices from scores, if not hundreds of paint brands.
Whatever color or tone you decide to use, the one thing you must always do is use high-quality paint. For example, you want to use paint that isn’t likely to get damaged easily – especially if you’ve got young children or pets in your home.
4. Install New Coving And Baseboards
Once you’ve made it to this step, you’ll have walls that are almost perfect in every way. They look great, either up close or from a distance, but there’s still some work to be done to achieve the closest you can get to perfection.
At this step, you should consider installing new baseboards if your existing ones look lackluster. Also, get some ceiling coving fitted at the same time if you don’t already have some.
5. Create Some Feature Walls
Last but not least, consider turning some of your bare walls into feature walls. Doing so is the final step to achieving great walls in each room in your home!
For example, you could add wallpaper on one wall in your living room, such as your chimney wall, or you could paint it a contrasting color.
By following all the above steps, you’ll have walls that look as close to perfect as possible.