11 Professional Painting Tips That Will Change The Way You Paint
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11 Professional Painting Tips That Will Change The Way You Paint

If you want to know the best way to accomplish something, ask someone who has done it before. Although I am not a professional painter, in that people pay me to do their painting for them. I paint a lot more than most and have been doing it for ages. I think I can share some of my wisdom.

These professional painting tips are the result of years of trial and error and experimentation with what works and what doesn’t.

These are many of the same tricks and tips that professional painters employ. You can use these tips to help you paint your room or furniture. Check out my guide on how to select paint colors if you need some help choosing colors.

1. Before Starting The Next Wall, Cut In And Paint One Wall.

This is one of the best wall painting tips. If you want a smooth finish, there should be no sign of brush or roller marks. Rolling the walls is the best way to achieve this. This will help the areas blend better, resulting in a less pronounced contrast between the rolled and brushed area. You may not need to apply a second or third coat if you are using high-quality paint.

2. Auto Fill Your Paint Roller.

Most people don’t like to paint. This tool can help you reduce the time required to paint an entire room.

The Smart Side kick automatically fills your roller. The one end hooks onto your roller and the other into the paint can. It adds paint to the roller while you work! There is no need to go back and forth from the paint tray to refill your roller.

I was sceptical that Side kick could work. When I first tried it, I was surprised by how well it worked. It is also easy to use.

3. Do Not Stress Out Tape Around The Windows.

What could be more annoying than taping window grids around? It takes forever, in my experience. It is also difficult to get the tape straight, and it never results in a perfect finish.

It will save you time and give you a better result if the windows are not taped before painting. A razor scraper is a neater way to clean up any paint smudges on windows. It will take you half as long to get a sharp, clean line.

4. Do Not Wash Roller Or Brush Unless You Finish.

Here is a great professional painting tip!

Don’t wash and dry your roller and brush if you can’t complete your painting on the first day. Put them in a bag and tie it up. Then, put them in the fridge. The next day, they’ll be exactly as you left. It’s amazing!

5. Avoiding/correcting Drip Marks.

Preventing drip marks from occurring is the best way to deal with them. It’s important to know the difference between overfilling your paintbrushes and having just enough. It should be as full as possible without dripping. When you paint the wall, spread the brush.

Consider using a paint light if you’re painting in an area that isn’t well-lit. This will illuminate the wall and show any drip marks you might miss in a dark room. This is a good investment if you plan to paint a lot.

If you find drip marks, you can fix them. If you want to remove the drip marks, you can use sandpaper or a razor scraper. Then, you will need to carefully blend the touch-up painting with the original paint.

6. Avoid Grease Spots.

It is a terrible feeling to paint a wall or an old piece of furniture only for greasy spots to appear. This happened to me when I restored old furniture. Use a Degreaser when you’re painting your kitchen or any other area where grease may be present.

You’ll avoid a lot of headaches later because grease marks are difficult to remove. You can only fix them by sanding off the paint.

7. Which Painter’s Tape To Use?

Quality is important when it comes to painting tools. If you use a painter’s tap, make sure it is a high-quality product such as Frog Tape. You want to make sure that the tape you use doesn’t bleed through after you have spent the time applying it.

To ensure that I get the best coverage, I use the largest painter’s tap available. Use a putty blade with a flat edge to apply the tape. This will help to prevent bleeding.

Remove the tape before it dries completely. Use a razor blade to score the tape if you leave it on for too long. This will prevent the paint from cracking.

8. Use Good-quality Brushes And Rollers.

You’re likely using a low-quality brush if you’ve had your paintbrush fibers come loose. My favorite wall paint brushes are Purdy brushes. These brushes are made so well (each one is handcrafted). These brushes are slightly more expensive but will last longer if they are cleaned and stored properly. I find the angled brush best to cut in.

Zibra brush is a great choice for furniture painting or crafts. These brushes are made for specific tasks.

Use the correct nap on your paint rollers. A 3/8-1/2 inch roller nap will work best for the walls of your home. The smoother the surface, the lower the nap. Higher nap is meant for rougher surfaces such as brick.

9. Preserving Quality Brushes.

Maintaining your brushes will help you get the best value for money. If you are using oil-based varnishes or paints, clean the brushes with paint thinner. To preserve their shape, store them in the cardboard cover they came in.

10. Protecting The Floors.

I use a drop cloth made of canvas with a drop cloth beneath it when painting at home. It’s best to use plastic because it prevents paint from bleeding through. However, it is slippery, and I prefer canvas. Preventing messes is always preferable to cleaning them later.

11. Try A Paint Sprayer.

For several reasons, I love the sprayer. It is so much faster than using a paintbrush and leaves no brush strokes. It’s great for painting furniture. You know how much time it can take to paint anything with spindles using a brush.

The sprayer can also be used to paint kitchen cabinet doors. You can spray them in a fraction of the time by removing them, bringing them outside, and letting them dry. I have used it for stenciling, and the outline is crisper than a brush. Although the sprayer can be used to paint interior walls, I prefer using a brush and roller because the sprayer tends to leave messes.

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