Tools and Materials:
2 ½” Paint Brush
Paint trim bucket
Prepare paint so it will spread smoothly. If the paint is water base use a small amount of water. Make sure to only add a very small amount of water at a time.
If possible use a trim bucket designed for holding a brush. Only fill about 1/3 of the bucket so you can temporary place the paint brush in the bucket.
Plan on putting on more than one coat of paint.
Dip brush in the bucket and tap the brush on both sides of the bucket. This will help to keep the brush from dripping.
Keep plenty of paint on the brush. Do not over brush. This will help you keep a “wet” edge that will improve the quality of the job.
The key to cutting in a straight line is to start pushing the brush into the surface away from the edge and then slowly move to that edge. Pull the brush steadily.
Keep the texture of the paint lined up in the same direction. At first just get the paint on the wall without worrying about the lines.
Complete an area and then simply straighten the texture. Continue this process while brushing back into the area just completed. The idea is to have the paint texture look like the even grain on wood.
Press brush in to wall Move brush in to edge
Use plenty of paint on brush Backbrush in to painted area
Keep paint texture even Use two coats if necessary
“The above key points are a few tips I learned from a few grizzled construction veterans that I worked with as well as from my own life experience. I learned many years ago that the key to making money in the trades is to be fast. But if you do a sloppy job you will soon be out of work. I have always had a passion for great tips that not only help me do a job faster but helps me do a better quality job. As with all things being able to cut paint in well takes time. If you follow the outlined simple steps you will get better faster.”
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