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A How-To Guide: Preparing Your Walls for Lust Paint

It's time to prime and polish your way to colourful new walls with our step-by-step guide on how to prepare your walls for painting.

Hey there, home decorators and design enthusiasts! Are you ready to unlock a kaleidoscope of colours and transform your living spaces into vibrant works of art? Well, guess what? The painting party is about to begin, and Lust Home is here to be your ultimate painter in crime. So, let’s paint the town red! (Or any other colour of your choice)

Before you dive into our mesmerising world of paint and wallpaper, there's a little prep work to do to ensure your walls are ready for this colourful adventure. Fear not, our fellow interior artists, because we've got some fabulous tips and tricks to make this process a breeze! Let's get this painting party started..

@Therachelhendersonstudio features 'Lemon Sherbet' Self Adhesive - Painted Sample

@Therachelhendersonstudio features' Lemon Sherbet' and 'Candy Floss' Matt Emulsion Paint

Step One: Say Buh-Bye to Clutter

The first rule of painting prep is to declutter your space. Move those sofas, decor pieces, and the beloved potted plants away from the walls. Give your walls some breathing room so they can soak in all the splendour of the new paint you're about to grace them with. It’s also a good idea to cover up furniture and prized items with a sheet to ensure no pesky splatters of paint find its way onto t18heir surfaces.

Step Two: Bid Farewell to Dust and Dirt

We know it's tough to believe, but walls can get dusty too! Grab a trusty microfiber cloth or a feather duster and whisk away that sneaky layer of dust and dirt that may have settled on your walls. Clean walls make for a smooth canvas, and your colours will love you for it.

Step Three: Repair Like a Pro

Now, let's get artsy with those walls.

Inspect them for any cracks, holes, or imperfections that might be lingering around. Patch them up with some filler and a putty knife – it's like filling up a blank canvas with the finest strokes of perfection!

Step Four: Sand Away the Past

If your walls have some old, peeling paint or rough spots, don't worry!

Grab some sandpaper and gently smooth out those rough patches. Your walls will appreciate the spa treatment, and the new paint will glide on like silk.

@sixtysevenbelmont features 'Tahini' and 'Gluten Free' Matt Emulsion Paint

@abbiesophiawhite features 'Tahini' Matt Emulsion Paint

Step Five: Tape and Tarp Like a Boss

Okay, time to get crafty and protect what you don't want to paint. Use painter's tape to outline the edges and corners, creating clean lines like a pro.

Lay down some drop cloths or plastic sheets to shield your precious floors from any accidental paint splatters.

Step Six: Prime for Perfection

Ah, priming – the secret sauce to impeccable paint jobs!

Choose a high-quality primer that suits your wall's surface. Priming helps your paint adhere better, giving it the love and longevity it deserves.

Step Seven: Test the Water With Samples

Choosing colours can be like picking sweets from a jar – so many tempting options!

Grab some paint samples from Lust Home, and test them out on your walls. This playful process allows you to find the perfect shade that speaks to your heart.

Step Eight: Get Your Brush On

It's finally time to let the colours flow. Grab those paintbrushes, rollers, or sprayers and start painting your walls with joy and gusto.

Don't be afraid to let your creativity run wild and experiment with textures or accent walls – it's your masterpiece, after all!

Step Nine: Embrace the Drying Dance

Be sure to be patient and let your freshly painted walls dry gracefully. 

This is the perfect moment to dance around your space, do a happy jig, or practise your artistic poses in front of the mirror. We won't judge – you're celebrating your soon-to-be dazzling walls!

'Harmony' Self Adhesive - Painted Sample

'Elderflower' Self Adhesive - Painted Sample

'Nirvana' Self Adhesive - Painted Sample

Step Ten: Revel In Your Colour Haven

Ta-da! Your walls are now a breathtaking canvas of colours and dreams. Take a step back, admire your handiwork, and revel in the joy of a job well done. Your home has transformed into a personal gallery, thanks to your artistic finesse! And there you have it – your go-to guide to prepare walls for painting, Lust Home style!

Remember, this is just the beginning of your creative journey. Let your imagination run wild, and let Lust Home be your trusty companion in all your interior design endeavours. Stay colourful, stay fabulous, and keep spreading those positive vibes. P.S. Don't forget to share your stunning transformations with Lust Home and the world – we'd love to feature your artwork on our Instagram page! Happy painting!

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