We're back with another five tips that the pros won't tell you to improve your painting game. Having different paint brands and trying to get the same color for your wall can be a difficult problem. Fix this problem by boxing your paint for a consistency of color. Avoid a serious inconsistency in color them all together to create one color for your paint. This process of combining the paint buckets into one five gallon bucket is known as boxing. Some of the pros will just use the 5 gallon bucket in order to paint from, although this can be harder to move because of its heavy weight.
Tip number 2 of the day is to buy an extra bucket or two in order to transfer your paint betwixt the two. By transferring paint from one bucket to the other you give yourself a freshly shaken coat of paint. stir sticks alone will not give you this results that transferring between the two buckets will. The solids at the bottom will all become mixed this way with the inclusion of your stir stick. By moving the paint between the two buckets and stirring them it is the best and really the only way to create this result. As the previous tip stated you're going to want to mix all your buckets together into one in order that they all become uniform.
Tip number three is you're going to want to wash your roller covers when you first buy them in order to get off any lint or debris that may get into your paint or walls. Use a combination of water and a bit of soap to pull off those loose fibers. There is no requirement to allow them to dry we can start painting straight away.
A very simple for tip you can do in order to keep your switch plates clean and clear from paint is to simply remove them. By taking your screwdriver and taking this off it remedies the need to tape around those switch plates. You now have a mess free solution and you won't have to worry about any paint, the paint will be behind the switch plates when you reapply them.
Our fifth and final tip for this article is to give yourself a good set. This means to get put yourself in the right position set to get a job completed. You want everything to be set up to be safe and efficient for the task at hand. Make sure your ladder is long enough for your job and that you have the proper painting supplies when starting your job. Having a bad set is something that can be easily avoided such climbing back down your ladder and making sure you have one that's long enough. Yes, this can be annoying and irritating but it's far better than falling off a ladder that you climbed to the top rung of. Another way to fix a bed set is to move things that are in the way that are preventing you from painting a surface or are just making your life more difficult.
This concludes five more tips on how you can paint like the pros and some things that they may not tell you. Thank you Brett Martin and Ezra Dryer for another 5 great tips from "20 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You".