One of the most cost effective ways to enhance the…
by Samuel Festa • 2 min read
One of the most cost effective ways to enhance the appearance and feel of your home is by painting. Ensuring you use quality materials and equipment is the best way to ensure your result will look professional. We recommend painting a room in this order:
Be prepared and have these items:
After a thorough preparation it is time to cut in. Using a stiff angled brush (typically 50-75mm wide) paint the edges of the surface you are wanting to paint. Cutting in is where the ceiling meets the wall and also edges of walls. Once this cutting in process is complete you will be ready to roll.
Using the roller tray load the roller with paint. Ensure the roller is not dripping with paint but that the sleeve is totally wet with paint. Top to bottom is the best way to roll walls and in strips about 1-2 metres wide rolling over the area you already cut in. For easier application of the paint an extension pole will help. Roll towards a natural light sauce such as a window when painting a ceiling and ensure you paint in strips. Lay off by gently rolling in the same direction which will help reduce the visibility of roller marks. Before applying a second coat allow the paint to dry.