How Do I Paint Like A Pro?

Do you paint trim with a brush or roller?

Use a high-density foam roller or brush to apply the finishes.

Rollers speed the job and lay on an even, smooth finish.

You will have to do some touch up after the trim has been installed, such as over filled nail holes, but this approach saves a lot of time..

Do you paint the ceiling first or last?

If you’re painting an entire room, first paint the ceiling, then the walls. It’s also usually better to paint large areas like walls before repainting the trim; because you’ll work more quickly when covering open areas, this can result in roller spatters, overspray and occasional errant brushstrokes.

Do you cut in before or after rolling?

You’ll need to “cut-in” the corners and areas around trim with a paintbrush. Cut in the corners before you roll paint on the main surfaces. This means painting both sides of each corner starting about two brush lengths away and painting in to the corner.

What should be painted first?

Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. That’s because it’s easier (and faster) to tape off the trim than to tape off the walls.

Can you paint trim without sanding?

Can you paint wood trim without sanding? Yes! I’m sharing all the details and products below, but suffice it to say that a good cleaning and a deglosser can help you prepare the wood trim without the mess of sanding.

Is it better to spray or roll ceiling?

To Spray or Roll? Some painters break out a roller when it’s time to paint a ceiling, but it isn’t always the best tool for the job. If you’re planning on painting the entire room, painting a ceiling with a Wagner paint sprayer is much more efficient, especially if the ceiling is heavily textured.

Does a ceiling need 2 coats of paint?

New walls: one coat of primer (I use this drywall primer), followed by 2 coats of paint. Ceiling: Use the best Benjamin Moore ceiling paint: you’ll be glad later. Over any white (like a primer), you only need one coat! Most other situations will need 2 coats of paint, but see below each case.

How do you avoid brush strokes when painting?

When applying your paint, hold the brush at an angle to the piece, not straight up and down. It’s best also to gently lay down the paint with the brush and not push too hard onto your surface. Another good trick is to try dipping the tip of your brush in a tad bit of water before you dip it into the paint.

Is it better to paint yourself or hire someone?

When you hire someone, you pay from your netto salary the painter’s brutto salary, plus employment costs, plus his travel cost, plus VAT. If you do it yourself you typically do this in your free evenings, so it’s only costing you free time, not money. It never pays off hiring a person, other than saving time.

Can I just paint over old paint?

You can use a primer to thoroughly cover the old color, then apply 1 or 2 coats of the new paint. Paint & primer in one paints are a newer option, which could be ideal for your situation and even shorten the project.