Anthony Toma • July 21, 2016 • Comments Off on How To Best Make Use Of Your Paint Roller
The paint roller is our best friend when it comes to painting walls. Able to apply paint very quickly and uniformly, we owe a lot of gratitude to our friend the paint roller. Available in a multitude of sizes and in a variety of different materials generally if something needs to be painted there is a roller that can do the job. This article will discuss some basic tips that I don’t read about very often.
First a brief explanation of the terminology. ‘Paint cage’ this is the tool that you put the actual roller sleeve on. The tube bit that applies the paint is called a ‘sleeve’ or ‘roller sleeve’ etc. Sometimes I’ve used ‘roller’ or ‘paint roller’ to describe the cage and the sleeve together.
Loading your roller properly is an important step, the amount of paint you’ll want on your roller depends on the surface that you are painting and what sort of roller sleeve you’ve got but generally the motion is the same.Painting is one of those jobs that can go on forever; repair the walls, primer the walls, apply two coats of paint, and then run around fixing all the spots you missed. When you are painting your home, you will for sure feel that the process is something tedious and challenging. The tools of the previous days did not help making the process easier and hassle free. There were paint brushes that actually increased the complications but did not make the painting smudge free and smooth. For most of the users, it was only a tool that ate up their money and did nothing to improve the painting experience. They preferred climbing up and down the ladder, and did not care much of using these brushes again. If you think still with the new generation paint roller brush you experience the same, then there are two things to be taken note of. One is that you have not invested in the right product. Other can be that you do not know how to make use of the product in the right way.
Things to know
How to use the paint roller brush in the perfect way can be the question of many. Here you can find how to use it. The first thing you need to know is that you need to invest in the right product and not something that is cheap and help you to save money. Extend the reach before you start painting. You need a paint tray too. But, if you are painting in the smaller areas, a bucket would do. Also, when you think that you need a break, always cover the brush and the bucket with a damp cloth. This prevents the drying up of the paint. If you would not make use more than a gallon of paint, make use of a roller tray.
When you start painting, always brush it along the ceiling, moldings and the corners. Start painting with a sweeping stroke. Start from the bottom to the corner and roll the brush upwards. The pressure can be used to move the angle up slightly. Spread the paint with the up and down strokes. Do not worry about the paint buildup now. Repeat the process, but the edge should be wet. This is something crucial if you need a good quality painting done. When you are done giving a coating, then blend the paint by rolling in the entire area. Slightly overlap the previous stroke. Now start smoothening the paint that you have applied in the ceilings, moldings and the walls. If you are a pro, then you would have done it perfectly with a stroke and you can skip this step. Now you need to scrape the extra paint.
Cleaning the roller
Now that you have finished with the process, you need to wash the roller with warm water. You can also try to remove the same with the detergent. Then rinse it thoroughly. Remember, it is vital to clean the roller, or else you will not be able to make use of this again the next time. You can also get to know about the roller brushes, the best one in the market, and how to buy it from Fast rim Roller.
I hope you find this piece informative and have learnt a thing or two you didn’t know about using a roller, good luck to all of your painting endeavours!