如何查看我已經畫過的地方?


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不久,我將重新粉刷天花板。當孩子們在床上睡覺時,我將不得不在晚上進行此操作,因此,我將依靠吸頂燈的光線來確定我已經繪畫的位置。這非常困難,並且依靠我嘗試查看哪些位看起來很濕。

Dulux有一個Magic White Matt產品可以解決此問題,該產品可以塗成粉紅色並變乾為白色。但這與普通的啞光白色油漆相比非常昂貴。有什么生活技巧建議可以使您在使用常規啞光漆時更輕鬆地完成此任務?

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Using painter's tape, mark sections of the wall. Start in a corner. When you paint up to the tape mark, remove the tape. The areas that haven't been painted will still have tape on them.


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  • Use another color to paint your ceilings - didn't you get tired of old color? :D

  • Remove old paint before putting new

  • Paint your ceiling in the daylight, when your children are either in school or in the kindergarten - it would be much easier to see the painted and unpainted parts of your ceilings.

  • Paint by some algorithm to be sure that, e.g. on the right hand (you're staying on the ladder, right?) you have painted everything, all after your left hand is unpainted


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Since it is part of my job I must tell you that basically there is no way to see that especially in the evening/night when light is poor. Even professional wall painters sometimes miss the spot. There are two things that might help a little: firstly move the paint roller on a smaller distance, when you are done with one strip do not move it to the left or right by the whole roller length, so you wouldn’t create a gap between strokes. Second thing you can do is that during the day you look at celling and mark the spots which are poorly painted. Even those products wouldn’t help you much because they also require some time to dry, and I don’t think that’s convenient for you.


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I haven't tried this myself, but could you wear a bright LED headlamp, which would reflect off the wet/shiny recently painted areas differently than the old ones?


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Use some strong flashlights for workshops1 and fix the to the wall next to the edges of the ceiling just below the hight of the paint roller.

That way you can still paint the ceiling up to the wall but you will have a strong light at a low angle to see where you have already painted. LED-staff-lamps work great because they make a (kinda) diffuse light which I found better when performing this task. You can wrap the LED lamp in white paper if you prefer to have more of an "indirect" light effect.

Alternatively: If you paint in straight lines (as you should) make markings on the walls (not the ceiling) with something that is easily removable (e.G. crape-tape). Then when you have painted that stroke remove the marker. I have used something similar (nails) before.

Another alternative is to use two red line lasers, like can be found on laser-water-level-bubble (or whatever Wasserwaage is in English) and shift them through the room while you paint. I have not used this myself.

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I took some cheap florescent light fixtures that hold 2 long tubes each, and laid them on the floor pointing up. Some portable work lights ought to be in your DIY tools anyway.

I also added a bit of grey tint to the primer.


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White over white paint in any light level is a nightmare.

First things first. Ensure all surfaces ready to be painted are rubbed down and dry. Are grease free. All caulk/filler used to fill gaps and cracks is dry.

With a straight level (builders level) mark out boxes onto the area to be painted. Use a pencil. Paint a box at a time . 2 coats. Follow instructions on the paint tin for drying times before applying your second coat.

You will end up with the small area where the pencil lines are that's unpainted. Paint over the pencil lines. 2 coats.

Been doing it years. Works every time. Biggest tip I can give you apart from the above is use a good quality paint. The best you can afford.