7 Tricks to Painting Like a Pro
Frank Fontana shares tips to help you give your walls a professional paint job.
By Frank Fontana
Original Content | November 07, 2009
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Pick Brushes and Rollers Carefully
The brushes you choose to paint your walls are important and you should match your brush to your project. Here are some guidelines to follow:
- Not all brushes are made equally. For trim painting, use a smaller brush that has an angle cut to the hairs. This will allow you to get into those pesky corners. As for paint rollers, choose a roller that is appropriate to your wall surface. If your wall has lots of pours and an orange peel look to it, you want to you use a large-nap roller. A flat or smooth wall requires a low-nap roller.
- Buy paint tray liners. They're cheap and will you save on time and cleanup, and you can reuse the paint tray for another job.
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