There is an order to paint a particular environment?

Painting a room in the correct order will save time and money. Start at the ceiling (1) walls (2) doors (3) windows (4) and finally, paint the baseboard (5). If the finishing is done with wallpaper, paint must be completed first.

What type of roller should I use?

The rolls are ideal for large areas such as walls or ceilings .

• The rollers have a good quality drum merino wool or mohair that rubs off , for it to be clean. The rollers are used for long , generally on rough surfaces , and with short or synthetic foam on smooth surfaces.

• Some types of cylinder , for example, of the alveoli, are designed to give special effects in paint ( stained, reliefs, etc.). .

• The foam rollers are relatively cheaper, but do not provide a very perfect finish , it introduces small air bubbles in the paint. As should be used with water-based paints .

The size of the brush and the brush varies with the area to be painted.

The brushes with the rounded end serves to achieve the most difficult points such as the corners of walls and window frames, etc. .

The cable wire brushes are useful for hard to reach surfaces spots (behind radiators or pipes , for example)

The round brushes are used both in the current work as the most accurate ( window frames etc. . ) .

Choose them , preferably with the rounded tip .


Before using a first brush , dip it for about eight hours, linseed oil or , alternatively, in water, to consolidate the fixation of the hair. Then wash with soap and water .

What kind of brush or brush should I use?

For best results always use brushes or brushes of good quality. The quality of a brush has a direct effect on the quality of finish and ease with which the paint is applied and controlled.

A good quality brush should:

• have the soft and thick;

• have the tip secured to cable;

• not miss too many by

What can I do to conserve the material after painting?

Brushes / brushes

Serving up newsprint , remove as much paint as possible from the brush. Then soak it in water ( if you used water paints ) in NITRO CELLULOSE THINNER or other diluent best for the paint you used , even if you take off the hair .

If necessary , brush by brush with a wire brush to remove traces of hardened paint. Wash it with warm water and a little detergent , and rinse it with running water. Finally , squeeze and flatten the hair . Keep the brushes in a horizontal position , never letting them landed on by .

If , when you return to pick up a brush , the hairs have hardened, let it soak in a diluent , to become soft .


After using the roller , pass it on newsprint to remove the excess paint . Remove the cylinder and soak it in water or CELLULOSE THINNER (or other diluent , depending on the type of ink used ) . Rub the hair with a detergent ( or Wash Dishes of all) and hot water , dry it and replace the cylinder in the bracket.

Cans of paint

Store them in a dry , warm and slightly out of reach of children . To avoid that forms a film on the surface , make sure that the cap is tightly closed , turn the can upside down and keep it in this position . When you reopen it , the film will be at the bottom and fresh paint , ready to use on top.


Wash the trays , buckets and networks with appropriate diluent , after you have cleaned most waste ink absorbent paper .


An aged paint, containing groats , can be filtered with a nylon stockings stretched over a suitable container .

Common Problems

First, draw up a list with all the stuff you need: paint , sandpaper , brushes , spatulas , brushes , blankets, tape, etc. .

Choose paints properly, depending on the environment you will paint . Always choose good quality products , both with regard to how to paint rollers and brushes.

The choice of the rolls depends on the type of paint being used, as the choice of the brushes depends on the size of the area being painted.

If you have questions on the type of paint used to always ask for help from a technician. The NOBELTINTA has a network of stores and dealers across the country, relying on each balcony with technical expertise. This way you can get the best results while saving on the purchase of unnecessary or incorrect products.

Buy only the amount of paint you need. See back of pack which is the product yield and calculate the amount of product needed to achieve good coverage . Remember that 2-3 coats of paint for a painting is usually needed. An exterior paint must always take 3 to 4 coats: one of a primary good as the work place , and 2 to 3 coats of paint ( elastic membrane , textured paint or plastic ) .

Opt for aqueous products because they are more ' environmentally friendly ' . It is not necessary to use solvents for cleaning brushes and rollers .

The high quality inks provide more benefits to the extent that they adhere better to the surface and hide the substrate color inequality . Are more resistant to friction , providing greater durability. Although more expensive , turn out to be more economical because they have a longer life . Always follow the instructions present in the data sheet for maximum quality of the final result.

To calculate the area to paint , divide the square feet to paint ( m² ) by ink efficiency and thus know how much a coat of paint matches .

Paints and brushes quality , excellent planning and preparation , the correct implementation and recommendations for care after painting the walls , are all important elements to ensure a color that lasts. We've compiled the best tips on painting so you can get to work without fear .

More expensive , more quality. Although more expensive , when it comes to painting, always choose the best quality inks - since they contain a higher percentage of titanium dioxide , its application is smoother , less spatters , it is more resistant to marks and fading , being naturally more durable. The most economical inks require more frequent painting and ends up spending the same amount , but with more work and less quality.

Discover the differences . The inks are very different in terms of gloss , ie , the brightness and the brighter , the stronger the ink when confronted with stains , marks and cleanings . In addition to depend on the personal taste of each, the choice of gloss still obeys some important guidelines :

• Paint Mate : mostly used for ceilings , but also for bedrooms, living rooms , entrance halls and corridors , is not the best option for areas with lots of traffic .

• Paint Eggshell : It is recommended for children's bedrooms , dining rooms and other rooms whose walls need more frequent cleanings .

• Ink satin or semi - gloss: much brighter than the previous , it is easier to clean and wash , being ideal for the kitchen and bathroom .

• high-gloss paint : the brightest of all , it shows all imperfections , so it is more suitable for small areas where the cabinets , doors, frames and moldings.

Right choice

Choose and combine colors has much to say about them, so it never hurts to remember that the lighter shades make the coolest and spacious rooms, while darker shades make it smaller and cozy rooms. Inquire about the symbolism of colors and effects that may have a particular place and the people who inhabit it before choosing the palette. Never disregard the natural light and artificial division that will paint, testing the colors chosen in small blocks of the wall, watching as present day, at night and in the remaining decoration, before painting the room in its entirety.

The preparation

More clean, dry and even a wall, the paint will adhere better, so before starting any painting project is important to check the condition of walls, removing any dried paint chips, plugging holes and cracks before sanding and / or wash the walls. Remove the split or tape all the furniture and / or decorative pieces that may disturb or be harmed during painting and cover the floor with plastic screens appropriate. Doing-stick adhesive tape on sites that will not be painted or to be painted in another color (if the outlets, baseboards or mirrors, for example). Completed this process, apply a primer - a base paint which not only protects the paint surfaces, and facilitates the adhesion of all these layers of paint.

Appropriate equipment

In terms of brushes, there are two main types - with (more suited for paints and synthetic oil-based) natural bristles and synthetic bristles (recommended exclusively for latex-based inks). The brushes wall (with a width of 7-10 cm) are, as the name implies, ideal for walls; there are those suitable for smaller areas (with a width of 6-7 cm) and detail (with a width of 3-4 cm). The rolls are another essential tool for easy and painting, existing synthetic and natural rollers, follows the same criteria of the brushes in respect to the kind of ink most suitable. To ensure the quality of the roll at the time of acquisition tighten the roll tightly, turn immediately to its original shape is of good quality, otherwise choose another model. Join the brushes and rollers, an extension for ceiling (adaptable to roll) and paint trays.

Mãos tinta. Comece sempre por pintar de fora para dentro, ou seja, estreie sempre uma lata de tinta nas pontas da superfície a pintar, terminando na zona central. Porquê? Infelizmente, podem existir pequenas variações de cor de uma lata para a outra (mesmo sendo iguais) e, se tiver esse “azar”, será muito mais imperceptível nas pontas de uma parede, por exemplo, do que no seu centro. Deve começar pelo tecto, seguido das paredes e, só no final, as janelas, portas e/ou respectivas molduras. A partir daí é pintar uniformemente, com movimentos verticais o mais parecido possível. Tenha sempre consigo um pano suave, para rapidamente limpar qualquer excesso de tinta.

The drying process

Given the primer, will soon give is second to quickly finish the painting and to admire his latest decorative project, however, it must have some patience and let the paint dry thoroughly between multiple coats. Otherwise, a second coat may prematurely lift completely the first layer of paint, which means starting all over again! Applied all the necessary layers, newly painted surfaces need about 30 days to dry and adapt in full, which means that during this period should be especially careful with this area of the house, avoiding any direct cleaning.