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5 professional painting tips to paint your ceilings fast and like a professional painter. https://youtu.be/y8mlAVizZbY

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So what is boxing your paints? Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket for a consistent color throughout the room. How many of you fail to box your paints? Keep getting asked where to get the cardboard shield hold I use. Here it is: http://amzn.to/2g3xTBU

To maintain a wet edge, start near a corner and run the roller up and down the full height of the wall, moving over slightly with each stroke. Move backward where necessary to even out thick spots or runs. Don’t let the roller become nearly dry; reload it often so that it’s always at least half loaded. Keep the open side of the roller frame facing the area that’s already painted. That puts less pressure on the open side of the roller, so you’re less likely to leave paint ridges

Freshly painted walls often look blotchy. The color is uniform, but the sheen isn’t consistent. This usually occurs over the holes and cracks you patched with a filler or drywall compound. The porous fillers absorb the paint, dulling the surface (a problem called “flashing”). When light hits these dull spots, they stick out like a sore thumb. The smooth patch also stands out in contrast to the slightly bumpy texture of the rest of the wall. A quick coat of primer is all it takes to eliminate flashing and texture differences.

Paint spills happen, regardless of how careful you are. It’s a lot easier to prepare for them than to wipe them out of your carpeting or off your wood floor later. All it takes is canvas drop cloths in your work area. The thick canvas stays in place, so you don’t need to tape it, and you can use it to cover any surface. Plastic drop cloths are slippery to walk on or set a ladder on and don’t stay in place. Even worse, paint spills on plastic stay wet, and they can end up on your shoes and get tracked through the house. Use a drop cloth.

What is haloing? Corners and areas next to trim that are painted only with a brush have a noticeably different texture than the surrounding paint. This is haloing. To ensure the finished texture will be consistent in these areas, brush on the paint, then immediately roll it out before the paint dries.

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How to paint your garage door with an airless paint sprayer. Painting like a professional painter.
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We pull our tape before paint dries. Once paint is dry, you can’t just pull the tape off the trim. Paint forms a film between the wall and the tape (bridging), and removing the tape tears pieces of dried paint off the wall. So before pulling off the tape, cut it loose with a razor knife.

Rolling out of a 5 gallon bucket: For large jobs, use the bucket and a roller screen rather than a roller tray. It’s much faster to load your roller with the screen than to use a roller pan. Simply dunk the roller into the paint bucket, then roll it along the screen until it stops dripping.

Keeping a wet edge. To maintain a wet edge, start near a corner and run the roller up and down the full height of the wall, moving over slightly with each stroke. Move backward where necessary to even out thick spots or runs. Don’t let the roller become nearly dry; reload it often so that it’s always at least half loaded. Keep the open side of the roller frame facing the area that’s already painted. That puts less pressure on the open side of the roller, so you’re less likely to leave paint ridges.
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