What is the proper rolling technique?
Fully load the
roller with paint by dipping the entire cover deep into
the tray of paint. Carry as much paint to the surface as
possible. Make a letter "V" in a small 2 foot by 2 foot
area with a generous roller load of paint. Fill in the
"V", spreading the paint evenly from left to right.
Lightly smooth out with downward motions. Repeat "V" with
a freshly loaded roller for every 2 x 2 foot area.
Can I paint directly over wallpaper?
Can I apply latex paint over oil based paint?
Can I apply paint directly over a semi-gloss paint?
Can I use exterior paint on the inside of my house?
How can I best prepare my walls before I paint?
How much paint do I need?
How do I prepare the surface?
How do I take care of my freshly painted surface?
How long should I wait before applying a second coat of
Should I paint the trim before or after I roll the walls?
Why do I need to use a primer?
What is the proper order to follow when painting a room?
When should I apply?
Painting Tips & Ideas
Simple paint techniques can add such character to a dull flat
paint job. Smooshing will give you kind of a marble like finish
and it is so easy to do...
Spray paint - it's not just for graffiti! Just kidding, spray
painting really is an easy way to get a quick, great finish.
Here are some tips to help you out...
Stenciling is a really easy way to add character to walls,
furniture, and even fabrics...
If you're thinking of painting a room, why not consider a
different paint technique. It adds a lot of character and charm
to a room. Stippling is an easy technique and the results are
amazing. Here's how it's done. There are actually two ways you
can do this; you can stipple off, which means you remove part of
a second coat of paint or glaze, or stipple on by dabbing a
second color onto the wall...
Store and Dispose of Paint and Chemicals
Lots of do-it-yourself projects involve different paints and
solvents. These can be very dangerous if you don't know how to
store or dispose of them...
You painted and skipped the prep work but now you have painted
hardware. Well, I can show you how to fix it...
If you have torn or ragged wallpaper that looks beyond repair,
don't worry, because if you have some extra paper, you could
easily fix it by matching up the pattern...
Bubbles in your wallpaper make the wall look awful. Luckily
there easy to fix...