Hello to all the handy people out there! Today we’ll learn How to Paint like a Pro.
So all painters that I’ve seen work, do things differently than what I’m about to show you. I also was taught to paint bases and moldings first, let them dry, then tape them and paint the walls… And I did just that for years.
I never liked how the lines turned out and the fact that some paint always managed to get behind the tape, especially in the corners, so I always had to touch up again!
At that time, being a Pro floor installer, I had to do Wall-Base on every project… If I had to put in New Baseboards, I’d paint them with a spray gun, then carefully handle-cut-and-install them, then fill nail holes, caulk, and touch up with paint and a brush or a small roller… I just hated the way it all looked after all that trouble, because I could see all the touched-up areas “from my house”, when I looked at them at a certain angle…
That entire process caused a lot of inconvenience like moving all the vehicles off of a driveway, and it took a lot of time too! I couldn’t spray paint them inside like they do in New Construction- we’re laying flooring in there, so I had to always have several huge tarps or plastic sheets to cover the area over which I was about to paint, always have a whole bunch of 2×4’s to hold the tarp down and spread bases over… I had to have a spray gun and the whole set up to paint, and then to clean the sprayer, take it apart, flush and wash all the small pieces… And on top of that, the wind would pick up just when you start spraying and blow all that crap into the fresh paint, and/or the bugs and flies get stuck in it, and/or birds crap on it, and the rain or snow would come from nowhere… Jeez-Luiz, it gives me creeps just to think about it!
So after all those years where I was cussing the weather and the Murphy’s Law, I said to myself: Enough of this BS! There’s gotta be a better way!
And so I found it! Now I have Picture-Perfect Results every single time regardless of weather conditions. I only have to do it Once and so it saves me time, money and a whole-lot of nerve-cells!
I don’t own a paint sprayer anymore…
Then let’s quit with all this chatter, so I can show you how You Do It!
Tools you need: Paint Brush. Small Roller. Tray. Caulking Gun.
Supplies you need: Paint. Wide Masking tape. Caulk. Nail Hole Filler.
P.S. You can substitute caulking gun with hand squeeze tubes… Instead of wide tape, make 2 rows (like I had to do, cause I ran out of wide tape)… You can go completely old school and brush the whole thing, too! You Do It!
What I definitely Do Not recommend is trying to save a few dollars on Paint Brushes!
Blue vs White… Blue releases better from fresh paint. White sticks better to dirty surfaces…
The whole “secret” is in a sponge like this… Damp Sponge = Perfect Results!
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