How to Paint Walls : Painting Walls with Brushes

How to Paint Walls : Painting Walls with Brushes


Hi, this is Dan we are doing a demonstration
today for expertvillage.com. Now we are going to start talking about cutting your wall in.
Cutting your base boards in and your ceiling lines. I use a pretty brush, 2 1/2 inch. Any
brush is acceptable depending upon your skill level. The qualities of a good brush are going
to be how the bristle stay formed. I leave my in the sleeves just so the brush maintain
its form. This brush is over a year old and it has a least another year left in it. When
you are looking at a brush you want to take and put it up against the wall and see how
that brush fans out. Cause that fan is going to determine how good your cut lines are going
to be. This brush here is actually more for a textured type situation. I use this to cut
in my ceiling and anywhere where there is a textured wall. The reason for that is because
it has a stiffer bristle. My other brush has a little softer of bristles which allows be
to guide my paint a lot closer to where I want it. The bristles stay together a little
more and I can control that line a lot easier with this brush. So we are going to start
by cutting in some trim work. This is our round door. As you can see we have already
have the paint on the walls and so now we are just needing to go ahead and get the casing
painted. So normally I would start on the casing by painting on the side of it. This
way any paint that goes along the front I’m going to go over that and smooth that out
in just a moment. Once you have paint on the side you want to kind of let your brush glide
down the trim. Then you want to feather it once you have it covered. What feathering
is it is just going back over it lightly to take out your brush strokes. That gives you
a smoother finish and it looks more like it was sprayed rather then brushed.

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