Tips: Do You Have Questions About Painting?
I have spent years painting and repainting rooms in my house. When we remodeled and took off a chair rail and I had to smooth out the paint so I could repaint, I made the mistake of pealing some of the paint and BOOM, the paint came off the wall in one big sheet! This led to the whole wall having to be plastered, oh well, it would have needed to be done anyway. That is how much I have been painting in my home...Hey, I get bored with a look and I paint!
My best piece of advise is to spend a little extra money and buy a really good brush with an angle. This will be your favorite tool and if you take care of it, clean it up good, it can gives you years of service. Not to mention the fact that it makes cutting in easier. I have been known to not tape off because of really good brushes.
Everyone has their own way of painting and truthfully, I will do something different just about every time. I have already done the ceiling the same color as the walls, which is one of my favorite things to do. Now I am talking about a neutral color, not a crazy green or dark brown. By painting the ceiling the same as the walls it makes it easier because you won't have to worry about cutting/trimming where the wall and ceiling meet.
When doing different ceiling and wall colors, I always start with the ceiling first. I roll on and cut around the edges as I go. I like to work with the paint while it is wet. Some people will cut in first then roll, just a matter of how you want to do it. I always paint alone but if you have someone that is willing to help by cutting in while you roll, it makes the job go much faster (hint hint).
After you are done, again, be sure to clean your brush really good with warm soapy water. Did you know you can freeze your roller in a plastic bag or even put it in the refrigerator for touching up or a second coat of paint the next day!!
How do you like to paint! Do you have some good tips?