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Whether it’s painting a wall, making a hole, hanging wallpaper or regluing furniture, Magiquepro reveals its best pro tips!


How to paint a wall properly?

What to do

  1. Prepare the site: empty the room as much as possible, protect the floor and the furniture with tarpaulins or old sheets, put the masking tape along the limits not to be painted, remove sockets and switches.
  2. If necessary, wash the wall and seal the cracks .
  3. Apply a primer.
  4. Clear the corners and other delicate areas with the rechampir brush.
  5. Paint your wall with a roller – wrung out – from top to bottom, in 1 m² areas, crossing the passes.
  6. Iron the roller vertically to smooth everything.

What to avoid

  • If you’re applying color, don’t start until you’ve tested the shade on a hidden spot.
  • Do not load your paint roller, to avoid dripping.
  • Avoid painting in cold and/or very humid weather, this lengthens the drying time.
  • Do not remove the adhesive when the paint is fresh.

How to make a hole in a wall?

What to do

  1. Choose the material (type of drill and bit) according to the nature of the wall.
  2. Stand facing the surface, feet parallel.
  3. Mark the location to be drilled.
  4. On the bit, draw a mark corresponding to the depth of the hole.
  5. On tiles, mark out precisely the place to be drilled by sticking adhesive tape around the point, this will guide you clearly and prevent you from slipping.

What to avoid

  • Don’t drill near electrical outlets, switches or plumbing outlets – often water or electrical connections pass through these places.
  • If necessary, use a detection device to ensure that the field is clear.
  • Before inserting the plug, blow well into the hole and check that there is no dust residue.

How to hang wallpaper?

What to do

  1. If the wall is painted, wash it off .
  2. If the paint is shiny, sand it with sandpaper.
  3. Measure the width of the length, subtract 1 cm and draw a vertical line at this distance from the door or the corner of the wall.
  4. You will lay your first tape using this guide.

For traditional wallpaper

Glue the paper from the center to the edges, position the length and make it protrude about 5 cm towards the ceiling for cutting.

For non-woven wallpaper

Spread the glue directly on the wall. Unroll the roll from the top and position the paper uncut (unless there are seams) along the guide line.

What to avoid

  • Do not see too clearly: always add 10 cm to the height to be upholstered.
  • Do not be in a hurry: the glue must rest for 10 minutes before being used.
  • Do not let excess glue dry, clean them with a large damp sponge as you go.
  • Do not cut off the excess paper without smoothing .

How to glue a piece of furniture?

What to do

  1. Abrade the two wooden parts to be assembled with coarse sandpaper.
  2. Remove the sawdust.
  3. Position the blank pieces and outline the gluing area with a pencil.
  4. Place a bead of glue inside this limit and on the part to be glued.
  5. Spread the glue with a flat brush.
  6. Position the parts to be assembled and secure the assembly with clamps.

What to avoid

  • Do not blow on the sawdust, remove it by hand to feel if there is any left.
  • Don’t put a big block of glue in one place. Drop it in an even stream. Be careful not to make any drips. If this happens, wipe up any spillage with a dry cloth.

Journalist: Bénédicte Le Guérinel

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