If you started the repair of the apartment, then be prepared morally and physically for the fact that this process will require huge financial investments from you, for the purchase of building materials, ordering and paying for the design of the project, the work of the construction team. But there is a simpler and more budgetary option for transforming and updating your home, which will not burden you with such large-scale time and financial costs – this is cosmetic repairs. It is also good because all your desires and fantasies can be translated into reality with your own hands.
To do this, you will need the following list of construction and repair materials and tools:
paint, brushes, roller;
wallpaper and wallpaper paste;
roller, linoleum, sponge;
large spatula, medium spatula, scraper.
Firstly, you should take up the dismantling of previous wall and ceiling coatings, as well as visit the production of work gloves. In the event that you plan to replace furnaces, then it is at this stage that you should implement these actions. The lime layer is removed with a spatula and water, this process is not easy, but it is essential. A poorly removed old layer of lime forms bubbles and bumps under the paint. For complete cleaning, the surface can be wiped with a damp sponge. Old paint can also be peeled off with a spatula.
Secondly, you need to get rid of the old wallpaper. In case of difficulty during removal, the wallpaper can also be moistened with water, wait a few minutes and scrape off with a spatula. The old layer of paint on window frames is removed by chemical and thermal methods. Under chemical attack, the paint coating is softened with a special chemical composition, for example, a solvent, in the second case it is heated with a building hair dryer and removed with a scraper.
The next important stage is plastering work. To save the plaster mixture and time, you can do a partial surface treatment; smooth out gouges and cracks. With full plastering, the walls are completely leveled with a wide spatula, over the entire area.
This is followed by the process of leveling surfaces, or the so-called putty. This procedure is carried out before painting or pasting the ceiling and walls .After that, a primer is done with a special solution and cleaned with sandpaper. The previously enameled ceiling is completely puttied, the well-dried surface is carefully cleaned with sandpaper, and only after that the paint is applied.