Painting Tips

5 Painting Tips You Need

Roller marks will show up on your paint project if you run the roller up and down with too much pressure, or too much paint on the roller. To avoid these lines, simply keep the amount of paint on the roller to a minimum. You should also paint in various directions rather than just an up and down motion.

Purchasing a higher quality paint may help reduce the number of applications you need to make. You can often save money by buying higher quality paint in the end, too. These paints are less likely to fade over time, are able to be washed clean and they are less likely to chip.

Are you attempting paint jobs that are a bit more intense and hard to do, like wall stenciling? If so, use only the right type of paint and brushes for application. Avoid applying too much paint to each stencil. Keeping the amount of paint applied to a minimum reduces the risk of bleeding and drips. You may want to practice applying these stencils on a piece of wood or other area first, to ensure that you have the technique down.

You do not have to have a steady hand to paint well. What you do need to do is to have a role of painter’s tape to use. Apply this to all edges of the space, including window frames, electrical outlets, light switches and along the floor and ceiling. This way, should you accidentally hit the edge of the wall with the brush or the roller; you can easily remove the paint.

Do your trim work first. The trim work includes the entire edge of the paint job, including the areas that butt up against areas you will not be painting. When you trim first, you are able to roll over the area with a roller and remove most of the brush strokes. This gives you a professional, clean line.

These painting tips are even more helpful when you invest in quality paint supplies. Take your time when painting. It can be tempting to rush through a project, but when you take some extra time, the finished project can be a valuable asset to your home.