Here are another five tips won't get from listening to the pros in order to paint better. Grab yourself a nice paint extender that prevents from painting over dried paint and makes your paint go further and paint on smoother. A good paint extender or conditioner is Floetrol. Another benefit of a paint extender is getting more time to dry giving you greater opportunity to avoid lap marks. This will help you to not darken colors and spots that you did not want to. Additionally, this will cause your walls to not have brush strokes that can be irritating and make your wall look smoother. The manufacturer of the paint extender will have directions out of how much paint extender to apply for each gallon of paint.
Our next brilliant tip is to take a scraper along the edge of textured ceilings in order to avoid painting places you don't wish to. Get a straight line for your paint by scraping along the edge of the corner so that it doesn't bleed out on your textured ceiling. Use a screwdriver that's a flathead or another similar device in order to scrape texture off the corner of the ceiling and fix this pesky issue. This will cause your paint brushes to naturally go in the correct direction that you want them to.
Our third tip for the day is to instead of using bed sheets to use canvas drop cloth to prevent any paint from leaking into your floor. Thin sheets will not be a proper barrier for preventing paint seeping into your floors like a strong canvas resistance surface will be. Some may think plastic is the proper solution, but this can easily result in paint staying wet and cause shoes to likely get paint on them as well. This is a very easy solution that can be fixed with what the pros used and that's canvas. You want a canvas that is a few feet wide that surrounds the surface of your walls and can be easy to move where you want.
The fourth tip we would love to share with you, pros will likely not give you is that you want to paint one wall at a time. While your instinct may seem that you would not want to go this way and paint all the walls at the same time don't do that. Pros getting a seamless look between their rolling and brushstrokes is created by finishing one wall before moving on to the next. Be sure to not forget to cover your brush and roller when not in use in order to keep them fresh and ready for use.
Our final fantastic tip is to not tape your windows to prevent paint from getting on them. Instead just scrape them off with a razor blade after painting to get them cleaned off. The only thing you should be concerned about is to not break the wood and window paint seal to prevent moisture from getting into your wood. Be sure to check out "20 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You" by Brett Martin and Ezra Dryer for more painting secrets you won't get anywhere else.