8 friendly indoor painting tips
When you roll over paint that is partially dry, you get lap marks. Here’s a few tips to learning to paint indoors like a pro:
- In order to maintain a wet edge, begin from a corner and move the roller up and down the full height of the wall, moving over gently with every stroke.
2. Move back when needed to even out runs or thick spots.
3. Never let the roller get dry or even near dry. Reload it frequently so that it is mid-dry.
4. Make sure the open side of the roller frame faces the already painted area. This puts less pressure on the open side of the roller to minimise paint ridges.
5. Paint colour could vary from can to can. When opening a new can in the middle of a wall, you could see a big difference.
6. For larger jobs, use the bucket and roller screen over the roller tray. This makes it faster to load the roller with the screen instead of using the roller pan.
7. Simply dunk the roller into the pan and roll along the screen until the dripping stops.
8. Pros will always paint the trim first then ceiling then walls. This is because it is easier to tap off the trim than to tape off walls.