There can be a no bigger thing to feel proud of than having painted a smooth-finished wall. While most of us put all our efforts into achieving the same, some of us, very easily manage to do it in a jiffy. Well, their secret is now out! And the revelation is quite familiar to all of us. The majority of them use paint roller, and most importantly they know the right technique of using it.
Well, to level up your existing skills, we will give you some simple methods that will help you spread a smooth, even coat of paint on the wall.
- Choose the right nap for the right surface.
A roller comes with different thicknesses of fabric wrapped around the roller frame. Every nap is specifically designed for different surfaces. Before you start painting take a minute to examine the thickness of the nap and the length of fabric.
Click here to read in detail ‘The types of nap to use depending on the surface.’
- Choose a tray over a bucket
Most people choose to dip the paint roller in the same bucket that was used for the paintbrush. And here is where they go wrong. Before you start, always pour paint into the reservoir at the end of the roller tray. Also, make sure you don’t overfill it.
- Keep all things handy
While you choose to get a splendid job done, make sure you have different types of naps, roller cages/frames, and extension pole at your disposal. However, if you already know the quality of the surface you are painting, then you can pick only the required nap and go ahead.
- How to paint the wall
First and foremost- dip the roller lightly into the paint. The paint should cover less than half of the roller. Lay the paint on the wall with a sweeping stroke. When you go ahead with this technique, make sure you lay the paint about a foot from the floor or the bottom. Similarly, when you move upward, make sure you stop a few inches away from the ceiling.
- Keep a wet edge
For high-quality work, always keep a wet edge. And to keep a wet edge, you have to plan ahead a proper sequence of work. After planning the sequence, speed up the pace and apply paint onto the wet paint.
Bonus Tip- To avoid paint roller marks and fat edges, strictly put a habit of not immersing the roller into the paint bucket or tray. If you submerge, the paint can seep deep inside the roller cover, and then it will tend to leak when you are using it. Before applying dip only the nap, then spin it against the screen and dip again. Paint pot pro’s tray can prove a great help in smearing the paint over the nap uniformly. Note: To smear paint over a dry roller can require five or six repetitions.