6 Ways To Paint Your Walls Like a Professional

If you have prepared and planned for your project, you should be able to achieve professional looking results from your painting project. That is what this section of the guide is about. 6 Ways To Paint Your Walls Like a Professional.

Before you start your project, you first need to make a choice of what kind of paint to use.

There are two basic types of paint used for interior walls and ceilings. These are water-based paint and oil-based paint. The more common choice for walls and ceilings is a water-based paint. However, if you are painting your kitchen often “kitchen and bathroom” paints are a combination of the two. Whatever you choose for your project it is important to keep the following in mind:

1)  If your walls or ceiling currently have an oil-based paint on them, you will need to use an oil-based paint. This goes for kitchens and bathrooms as well. There is a good chance these areas were painted using a “kitchen and bathroom” paint. If this is the case, it is a good idea to also use a “kitchen and bathroom” paint.

2) If your walls or ceiling currently have a water-based paint on them, you can use either a water-based or oil-based paint. It is a good idea to use a water-based paint when you can. Oil-based paints are sometimes difficult to work with and are not easy to paint over just in case you decided a few months or years down the road that you want to change the color.

3) Next, you need to start painting in the right place. This means that if you are going to paint the ceiling and a wall or walls of a room, the place you should start is with the ceiling.

4) Finally, you need to decide how you want to paint the room. There are two common methods –  a paint gun or paint roller. For reliable results and for keeping your costs down, you might want to stick with the traditional paint roller system.

Before You Start

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when you are painting. The first is paint will spill, drip and splatter no matter how careful you are. Therefore, it is a good idea to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on. Second, as paint will inevitably end up where you least expect it, eye protection is a good idea. Finally, remember to paint only in a room that is well ventilated.

Additionally, it is a good idea to have a paper roll or clean cloth at hand for all those little drops of paint that find their way onto areas you did not intend.

Tools Needed­­­

1)  Extension Pole for painting

2) 2 Paint Brushes – one should be no wider than an inch and the other 2.5 to 3.5 inches wide

3) Paint

4) Paint Roller and Tray

5) Step Ladder – possible

6) Small disposable plastic bowl

Start Your Project

1)  Start your painting project by first opening your can of paint and pouring some into your paint tray. Next, load your roller with paint (in other words, make sure your roller is fully soaked with paint). Let your roller rest in the tray.Next, pour a liberal amount of paint into your disposable plastic bowl and have your small paint brush ready for use.

2) Next, pour a liberal amount of paint into your disposable plastic bowl and have your small paint brush ready for use.Now is the time to start painting the detailed areas of the wall. These include next to window frames and along the top and bottom of the wall. You should also paint the corners of the wall where two walls meet.

3) Now is the time to start painting the detailed areas of the wall. These include next to window frames and along the top and bottom of the wall. You should also paint the corners of the wall where two walls meet.Next, using your paint roller, start at the top of the wall painting toward the bottom.

4) Next, using your paint roller, start at the top of the wall painting toward the bottom.

5) Once you have finished painting your room, allow the paint to completely dry before cleaning up – this way you will be able to see any areas that may need a little more paint. Now that you are finished painting, you are ready to clean up. If you used water-based paint, you can rinse out your roller, tray, and brushes with warm soapy water. If you used oil based paint, you will need mineral spirits to clean your brushes. It is best to throw out rollers you’ve used with oil-based paint.

6) Now that you are finished painting, you are ready to clean up. If you used water-based paint, you can rinse out your roller, tray, and brushes with warm soapy water. If you used oil based paint, you will need mineral spirits to clean your brushes. It is best to throw out rollers you’ve used with oil-based paint.

Also, a useful tip is to place your paint roller in a plastic bag between long breaks in painting. It will keep the paint from drying on the roller.

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