Painting tips we learnt from Block stars Ronnie and Georgia’s latest Instagram update on their renovation


Anybody who has watched The Block will know that no contestant has at any time shown as substantially skill and passion for a good paint work than Ronnie Caceres.

The All Star competitor is so unique about portray top quality he only at the time enable spouse Georgia pick up a brush all through the 2021 time of the demonstrate.

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Ronnie also shared his portray knowledge with rookie renovator Vito, who was overcome by the task early on.

Now Ronnie has passed on this wisdom to the relaxation of us in a collection of Instagram stories.

Ronnie uncovered these strategies whilst portray the initially home he and Ga are updating as part of their house renovation.

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Ronnie and Georgia are renovating their residence and taking followers together for the trip. (9/Instagram)

Ronnie started out painting the home by accomplishing the ceiling employing an extendable pole and roller.

“The best tip I was ever specified by a specialist painter was extensive strokes, and often go a person way and then go the other way to finish off,” he said.

Ronnie’s up coming piece of information was to commit in a good pole. He used $150 on his pole and has experienced it for 15 several years.

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Following it was time to paint the walls. First Ronnie sanded the wall right before making use of acrylic sealer.

“If you really don’t put the proper sealer on gyprock and then put paint on gyprock it is going to peel,” he stated.

All up Ronnie did 3 coats: a person of the sealer and two coats of paint.

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Ronnie is a wealth of know-how when it arrives to painting. (Instagram)

When deciding upon a paint roller, Ronnie prefers to use a single with a thick cloth. He also likes to set a large amount of paint on the roller in advance of painting the wall.

Though performing the second coat Ronnie did not go all the way up to the ceiling or down to the skirting boards. That is mainly because he usually rolls very first and then cuts in with a paint brush on the edges.

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Following sharing this idea, Ronnie was strike with queries from followers about why he was rolling just before slicing in so he clarified his technique.

“I’m only accomplishing the prep, so you can do either. It truly is the very last coat, so the third coat you’ve obtained to take care of just one wall at a time, you’ve got bought to slice in then roll just about every wall. It isn’t going to matter which way you do it the very first time,” he discussed.

As soon as that was performed Ronnie gave his most professional-tip but, which was to use an LED light to spotlight any imperfections so they could be set now prior to doing the closing coat.

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If you’re truly serious about a fine complete an LED light will display up any drips and bubbles. (Instagram)

Then it was time for Ronnie to do the 2nd coat all around the skirting boards.

“For me I like placing tape on the flooring and then I just do the tops 1st, since you should not ignore, this is my primer, and then with a roller I incredibly thoroughly [roll the paint on]. This is how we did it on The Block,” Ronnie stated.

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Tape on the flooring and a roller will get your skirting boards painted rapidly. (Instagram)

3 hours afterwards the wall was dry, so Ronnie checked for imperfections just before sanding with a device he purchased from a qualified painting keep.

To sand the wall Ronnie went from left to ideal in a swiping movement to ensure he sanded the full house.

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It was at last time for the 3rd and final coat. This time Ronnie “cut in” initially by painting underneath the ceiling cornices. He employed the color Whisp
er White from Dulux.

In order to accomplish perfection with his slicing in, Ronnie employed a strategy he known as “chasing the bubble”.

This consists of putting paint on your brush and then “chasing the bubble” as you paint in a extended constant stroke.

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Ronnie demonstrates his ‘chasing the bubble’ system. (Instagram)

Ronnie and Ga have started out their renovation with this room since it doesn’t involve any structural changes.

They are at present ready for approval for most of the alterations they system to make to their residence.

The few have hinted their renovation will incorporate modifications to the backyard and kitchen and changing the verandah.

We won’t be able to wait around to uncover out what other suggestions and tricks the pair have as they go on their renovation. And we are searching forward to the eventual significant expose of the transformation what should really be breathtaking provided how gorgeous the house they produced on The Block in 2017 and 2021 were.

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