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4 Easy Painting Tips for the Homeowner
By Robert Suastegui
Painting can be a daunting task. However, if
you properly plan and have the right tools, painting can be a very rewarding experience.
The key is to avoid the classic mistakes made by many. The goal of these four (4) tips are to make your project a painless event with outstanding results.
You do not need to buy the most expensive brushes or rollers. However, purchasing the least expensive ‘tools’ will yield mediocre results and will frustrate you. A good middle-of-the-road brush and roller will do the trick.
When using a roller, make sure to wrap it in painter’s tape before using it for the first time. Then immediately remove the tape. You will find that the tape does a great job of removing the loose particles in the roller. When homeowners don’t do this, they will end up with little particles in the paint on the wall.
It’s fine to use thin plastic covering to protect furniture from paint splatter. However, when protecting the floor, it is best to use a thicker visqueen (plastic), or a painter’s cloth tarp. The heavier the material, the less chance there is to having it move around as you work on it.
When using painter’s tape be sure to affix the tape securely to the surface by using a putty knife or any other tool you may have handy to press the tape against the surface. This will help avoid paint ‘leaking’ underneath the tape.
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