Many times I am able to completely paint a room in about a day.....people often ask me how I do it, so here are some of my tips.....
Tip #1: Painter's Tape
Take the time to tape.....really, it takes less than 30 minutes to tape off your baseboards and cabinets or trim....
When I first started to paint, I also would tape my ceilings....tape is what gives you that gorgeous finished line.....in my kitchen project, I have painted so many colors on the wall that I needed to use a small watercolor brush to paint my finish line on the ceiling....so I skipped the tape.
Truly....tape makes painting "mistake-proof (Unless, of course, you happen to drop a gallon of dark brown paint on your cream carpet.......tape doesn't help that! )
Tip #2: Use an edger
An edger makes life so easy! I usually do one wall at a time and I begin by edging. I usually work left to right.....I'll edge an area and then I will roll it right away while it's still wet.
Edging and then rolling eliminates lines left in the paint from the edger. (Just always make sure that the wheels on the edger are free from paint....I carry a damp paper towel with me so that I can keep wiping them off.)
Wow....look at that gap in the molding....never noticed that! And that was done by a professional builder!! I guess that my cuts aren't all that bad!
Tip #3: Don't clean your brushes
Instead of washing your brushes every time you finish painting, you can put the brushes on the tray and put the entire tray into a garbage bag. Just seal it with a twistee.
Usually, by the time I work my way around the room, I will come back to the start of my "circle" and my paint will be dry enough for the second coat!
(Because usually....hours will have elapsed because of all of my "interruptions" to make lunch, do laundry, answer a millions questions......you get the picture!)
The "big reveal" is coming Friday.....that is if I get myself motivated to "stage" my kitchen for photos....right now there are legos, art projects, ear buds and other miscellaneous things that just do not contribute to a pretty picture! Whatever you see in the photos will not reflect my true life at all!
Happy painting! You can find Behr products HERE at a discount.
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