Over the last few weeks I’ve been blogging about various topics on painting and what we learnt during our renovation process about choosing paint colours, types of paint and paint finishes and painting edges. This is my final post with some tips and the paint roller that made painting a lot easier and faster for us.
As we had a lot of painting to do during our home renovations my husband researched professional painting equipment. He found an 18″ paint roller and frame. A normal sized paint roller from your typical store is 9″. This 18″ paint roller is the bomb! The actual roller is a high quality roller and can absorb a lot more paint. This obviously means less dipping in the paint tray is required. (You will need to buy the bigger paint tray to fit this roller.) Overall the coverage is 2 to 3 times more per 1 dip of paint which drastically reduces the time it takes to paint a room. Take note that these paint rollers also come in different pile lengths which will vary the paint absorption.
Wearing a cap, latex gloves and disposable overalls while painting reduces the amount of paint splattering all over you and makes getting clean easier. Although I did look like someone from Dexter with my beautiful painting getup 😉
If you know you’re going to be painting several days in a row then you can cover the paint roller tightly with plastic making sure it’s airtight. This saves having to wash the roller daily. Then the following day you’re good to go!
To end this painting series, I would like to share a few before and after pictures. Unfortunately the lighting in these pics is not that great but it at least gives you an idea of our painting project.
Hopefully my painting posts have been helpful to you and you will now also have some guidelines to follow when taking on a big painting project.
Did you learn anything new from my painting posts? Have you learnt anything that I haven’t mentioned? I’d love to hear your comments.