House painting Tips

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House painting Tips

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Here are 10 tips to make your painting projects go smoother and faster while giving you a professional-looking finish that you’ll be proud of. You’ll also find ingenious tips that can cut your cleanup time in half and extend the life of your paint brushes.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine
  • Tip 1: To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge
  • Tip 2: Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket for a consistent color throughout the room
  • Tip 3: Let the paint dry, then cut the tape loose for a perfect edge
  • Tip 4: Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls
  • Tip 5: Prime and texture wall patches to avoid a blotchy finish
  • Tip 6: Clean dirty surfaces so the paint can form a strong bond
  • Tip 7: Roll paint along the edges for consistent texture
  • Tip 8: Use cotton drop cloths rather than plastic
  • Tip 9: Feather out paint where you can’t keep a wet edge
  • Tip 10: Sand trim between coats for an ultra-smooth finish