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Here are 3 basic points to know to get best results when you hire painter for your home.
Tip 1) use branded Primer
Use primer if branded quality. Asian paints & Nerolac primers are pretty common in Indian homes. Dot let your painter use low quality primers.
Primer is chemical that your wall needs to be treated with before painting.
As per Wikipedia
“A primer or undercoat is a preparatory coating put on materials before painting. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the material being painted.”
Tip 2) 3 hands of lambi putty
It takes less then day to do lambi putty for a small home. By the time one side of the home eye enough time to dry, painter can finish other side if the home. A hand of lambi putty in summer takes 1-2 hours to dry whereas in rainy season it can take 3-4 hours.
First coat of lambi putty is for leveling. It is the thick most coat that will applied in whole painting process.
In second coat you would apply horizontal & vertical hand to make it better. This will remove any wave like surface from the wall.
Third coat is extremely thin. May or may not get applied all over the place.
Tip 3) 3 coats of colour
In Oil based colour painter can apply only single coat in a day. Paint needs time to dry on the surface. Hence for 3 coat it will take up 3 days. Luster paint which is common with all home owners is oil based.
If the colour was water based then 3 coats can applied in 2 days time.