How to Paint Walls : Common Mistakes When Painting With Roller

How to Paint Walls : Common Mistakes When Painting With Roller


Hi, this is Dan today we are continuing the
demonstration for expertvillage.com. I’m going to show you one of the common mistakes that
is made by painters and homeowners alike. That is when you are painting your wall you
do not pick up your roller. You just go back and forth and just kind of get on top and
down to the bottom.
Now if you were to look at this wall closely you are going to see a lot of lines in your
finish. You have a line here, you have a line here, here, you can see where it angles where
you have the textured from the roller cover going down one station. Another side is going
up, you are not getting consistent coverage. This is because you are moving your roller
around on the wall. If you just ensure that you go straight up and down, 4 inches apart
you don’t have to apply a lot of pressure. You just need to let the roller free, wait
take care of applying the paint.

One thought on “How to Paint Walls : Common Mistakes When Painting With Roller

  1. Question: I notice you're using a thick roller on what I assume is a smooth wall. Is a thick roller better than a thin one? Do you get better results with a thick roller?

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