Keep Your Area Protected While Painting by Using Tape on Surfaces Jun15

Keep Your Area Protected While Painting by Using Tape on Surfaces...

When it’s time to take on the challenge of painting in your home, one of the supplies that you want to have on hand is tape. This can be used to ensure precise lines on the walls and to keep different colors from blending together. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using tape while you’re painting. Preparation Before you begin painting, make sure all of the surfaces are clean and free of any stickers or other items that could interfere with the painting process. Place Blue Painters Tape on the areas of the walls, door, or baseboards where you want to have a seamless edge, ensuring that the tape is secure before you start painting. Tape Size If you know that you’re going to need a long strip of Blue Painters Tape, then consider putting the roll on your wrist. This will help to keep it nearby instead of putting it in another location in the room and getting up to get it when needed. Shorter strips of tape are often better for corners as they are easier to maneuver compared to longer pieces. Baseboards In conjunction with the tape that you use along the baseboards, you can also put a drop cloth or trash bag on the floor to keep paint from getting on the carpet or the hardwood. As you paint other areas of the room, you can move the cloth or bag so that the floor is always protected instead of using one large cloth over the entire floor. Be the first to...

Choosing the Right Paint Roller for the Job Makes Painting Easy Apr23

Choosing the Right Paint Roller for the Job Makes Painting Easy...

A paint roller can make any painting job go fast and easy. From painting interior to exterior walls, rollers are the best way to get the job done. However, first, you’ll need to choose the right paint roller for the job. Some paint rollers have a thick, fluffy nap, and others, such as a foam or microfiber paint rollers are quite smooth. The nap of your roller depends on the surface you plan to cover. Rough surfaces, such as a stucco or brick exterior wall, require a paint roller with a thick, fluffy nap. That thickness will get the paint deep into every crevice. Not only that, but a thick nap also will longer and resist getting torn by the rough surface. A medium nap roller works well on surfaces such as a ceiling or on drywall. The job will go quickly and get enough paint on a thirsty surface to provide good coverage. Walls, wood, and metal need a roller with a low nap for a smooth finish. Foam rollers or rollers with a 1/4″ nap work well. For an ultra-fine finish, try using a white woven short nap roller. Microfiber paint rollers are excellent for moderately textured surfaces. You can also create different textures using a paint roller. For example, using a thick, fluffy roller on a smooth wall will produce a textured, orange peel effect. A paint roller is a perfect tool for painting large surfaces, and it’s up to you to decide which one is right for the job at hand. Be the first to...