Painting is something anyone might want to try. You might have seen somewhere a painting company doing some interior painting. Possibly in your office at work or friends home or even on TV. It looks simple right? The painter you saw has a lot of practice and experience which makes it look easy. This painter has developed his painting techniques over the years doing wall painting and trim painting a 1000 times.
If you have an inspiration to paint, first you’ll have to learn how to paint and the things involved in the painting process. You’ll have to decide what type of paint you will be using. You have two choices basically acrylic paint or oil paint. Acrylic paint is a water-based paint which cleans up with water at the end of the day and oil paint is petroleum-based paint that cleans up with varsol or thinner. Generally wall painting is done mostly with latex and this is the majority of the interior painting projects.
There are two ways of painting giving us to different types of results, if you listen to my painting tips on interior painting, the first thing you’ll have to do is do some preparation work before painting the walls. Make sure you have the right painting tools. A good-quality roller and not a cheap one because a cheap one will be hard to work with because it does not hold enough paint and its sprays too much. A good-quality roller is in the vicinity of around $ 10 for a professional roller and this definitely is a must for painting walls without sprinkling. The next thing is a good quality brush. Again a good-quality brush is made from something other than nylon for acrylic painting.
Generally I use a two half-inch square cut brush from one of the high-end brush manufacturers and it roughly cost about $ 35-$ 40. And finally I get a good adjustable solid rolling poll so that when you come to tight places you can contract the poll and when you get to situations where you have to roll high you can expand the pool length. Furthermore you will need this poll if you want to be painting ceiling. So these are the painting tools the pro- painters use in their painting services.
The second way is using cheap painting tools and not worry about how the job looks, And how much over spray you get on the floor and yourself and finally how much extra harder you have to work to get it to cover.
Written by Vic Nagy owner of Hollywood Painting since 1979
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