Wall Painting Tips and Tricks

It’s good to consider the tips below while painting a wall, most of which i learned from a painter in St. Louis during a tour.

Know your nap

The amount of texture your walls have will determine the thickness of the nap you will want on your roller cover so that it will reach into crevices and give full coverage. But if you go thicker, you will have the texture where you don’t want it, so it’s better to give your salesperson full details about what you’re painting.

Thorough inspection and preparation

Any cracked, flaking or peeling areas on the wall need to be lightly sanded or scraped before applying the new primer and paint because the weight of the new coat will pull the old paint loose. Greasy spots on the wall may also need to be washed with soap, and then rinse with clean water to avoid the paint been easily chip or peel off. Otherwise, give the walls a quick wipe down with a moderately wet cloth so that paint will have a clean, dust-free surface to stick to.

Use primer if needed

The combination of both Paint and Primer are good if you already have a smooth, clean wall, but if there are any issue with the surface or it’s been more than six years since you last painted the wall, go with a separate primer. If you want to cover a challenging surface like glass, it’s advisable to use a bonding primer.

Allow the roller to do the work

Premium paints flow on easily nowadays after you’ve already chosen a good roller cover there is no need to use much pressure. Use an extension pole so that you can cover the maximum amount of area with the least effort and without your back been strained.

Start Painting from Top to bottom

After the edges, have been cut at the ceiling and baseboard with a brush, use your roller to apply paint from the top of the wall downward. To be a good painter, you must paint right over your mistakes to work your way down the wall. The moment an area starts to dry, it’s best to leave it alone to avoid lap mark. Going back over it may leave marks and color streaks in the paint’s surface.