Just as we have several techniques in getting different things done, so also we have techniques that can help to make paint a wall as easily as possible. We will take a look at how you can easily paint a room fast and also easy as well.
It may seem like painting a wall so fast and easy and getting a great result is impossible, but the truth is that it is possible to get a good and uniform finish while employing these techniques that can help to make painting as easy as it gets.
These techniques might be contrary to what you have heard about painting, but if well managed and executed, you will get a good result. You will not only get a good result but you will also save yourself a lot of time and stress. The ideas and techniques shared here is one that can be helpful for Dallas painters and other individuals who may wish to paint their walls themselves.
Clean fast with Trisodium Phosphate (TSD)
The first thing to do is to make sure your wall surfaces are clean so that the paint will adhere seamlessly to previously painted woods and walls. Use a sponge and TSD to wash off soot, dirt, and grime as fast as possible. TSP helps to clean very fast without much scrubbing, thus saving you the stress and energy needed in scrubbing.
Buy the TSP concentrate and mix with water; it gives better value than liquid TSP. It is not so expensive, a 16-oz box costs around $5 and you can get it at home centers.
Ensure to use TSP on every part of your woodwork. The TSP etches the paint, thus allowing the paint to form a good bond. Also apply it in bathrooms to remove hairsprays, around light switches to remove fingerprints, and in kitchens to remove grease stains from the walls. Turn up the cuffs and wear rubber gloves in order to keep the TSP solution from staining your arm.
Strain out Goobers
Spend a few minutes straining out the goobers. Most times you can still find strands or small chunks of hard paint it even when you brought the paint home from the store with the container sealed. If those strands and chunks end up on the wall, you will start to pick them out and reroll the area, this could take time.
Hence, it is recommended that you should buy a paint strainer to strain the paint. Place the strainer over a bucket of paints and pour the paint through the strainer. The strainer will catch all debris in the paint. Rinse the strainer in the sink and you can reuse it.
Paint window sashes faster
Most people who wish to paint their homes by themselves end up staining the glass when painting the windows and would have to start scraping it off. However, if you are good with a paintbrush, it will be possible for you to cut in along the glass. This way, you will not have to scrape and you will be able to leave the paint seal intact between the glass and the wood.
Lay off the paint on the sash and load your brush, staying about in 0.5 inches from the glass. As soon as you notice that the brush is about half unloaded, go back and closely cut in. Allow the brush bristle just slightly to touch the glass so that the paint seals the tiny gap between the glass and the wood. In case you have paint dripping on the window, scrape it off with a razor as soon as it dries.
Groove textured ceilings
Frankly speaking, it is hard to paint a rough-textured ceiling without getting paint on the ceiling. The problem here is that taping off the ceiling still might not work, the solution to this is to knock off the texture at the edge using a putty knife.
Hold the knife at a 45- degree angle against the wall and then run the blade along the edge of the ceiling. The blade will help to scrape the texture away leaving small grooves in the ceiling. Afterward, you can clean out the groove with a dry paintbrush and duster.
After cutting along the wall, the paintbrush brittles will slide into the groove, this will give you a crisp paint line without getting the ceiling stained with paint. The thin line of missing texture will automatically disappear.
Cut in fast with a steady hand
To cut in along the trim that is not protected by masking tape requires a steady hand. Once you get the technique behind doing this, you will not want to fuss with taping trim again. Although, cutting it can be difficult if you are doing it yourself, but you can still learn the trick.
Use a tapered paintbrush to cut in, the angled bristles will uniformly unload the paint. Dip the brush into the paint, tap each side against your container in order to cut off the excess, avoid wiping. Brush the paint on the wall, as about 0.5 inches from the trim.
Make a second pass, cutting in all the way to the trim and avoid pushing the paint with the bristles, else, you will leave a ridge in the area you are cutting in. Apply reasonable pressure so that the bristle ends can glide around the trim. In order to keep the brush steady, ensure that you move your entire arm as you paint instead of moving your arm from the elbow down.
Other things you need to do is to use extenders to avoid do-overs; cut in one wall at a time, avoid rushing; spend less time taping; check out for mistakes; keep a garbage bag nearby where you can dispose waste.