Painting a new build and I have never painted before.

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Michelle asked 9 years ago

I am painting my home for the first time, as when I moved in two years ago it was a new build. The whole house is painted in a horrid creamily color and now I am starting to make my house look like a home, as I am a single parent of three girls ages from two years seven and a fourteen year old also currently unemployed.

I wanted to ask a couple of questions firstly. Do I need to apply an under coat or any other paint before I apply my colored emulsion to my walls? Also, I wanted to know is there a device, tool I can use for painting when I reach the corners? Where the two walls meet, they are getting painted different colors? I hope you can help as I have never painted anything before except my finger nails.

2 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

If your walls are in good shape, don't need any repairs, then priming isn't necessary. Also, no other paint needs to be used except your preferred colored emulsion.

I haven't found a good tool that can paint the corners with ease. Try using tape and a steady hand.

Anonymous answered.

Don't need to undercoat.

No you don't need to undercoat the walls at all 🙂 because it was a new build it should be in mint condition 🙂 You just need to get your paint and brush and roller and go for it 🙂 For your corners maybe try using a smaller brush but yeh tape is good also (masking tape).