Painting a wall can transform any room. The
secret of achieving a professional quality paint job on your walls is to paint one wall
in your room at a time. You may need several sized brushes, including a smaller brush to
paint near the ceiling and baseboard line, and a nine inch roller to paint the rest of
the room. Now a Benjamin Moore two and a half inch angle-sash brush works fantastic for
painting corners and cutting around windows and doors. Start by carefully painting up
against the ceiling line where the wall and ceiling meet with a smaller brush. Now make
sure to avoid painting the ceiling line itself. Start by slowly painting or cutting in the
edge 3 to 5 inches down the ceiling line to achieve a better quality finish. Now for the
average home you’ll need to have a sturdy step ladder. Paint out from the corners about
three inches on each side, then cutting around any windows, doors, and finally the baseboard.
Those of you using a conventional coating will have to cut in a small area at a time,
and then roll in to the wet cut in area, then repeat the process down the wall. If you’re using Benjamin Moore’s Aura,
which sets quickly, you can make your cut-ins around the perimeter of the entire wall then
switch to the roller to paint the rest of the wall. A technique that will help produce
an even finish on your wall is to paint the shape of a “W” on the wall with the roller
approximately about 3 or 4 feet. Then using a like up and down movement, fill in that
area with paint before adding more paint to your roller. This will help avoid a dimpling
or orange peel effect. The use of an extension pole will allow you to paint from the ceiling
to floor in one single roll. Keep your roller loaded with paint, and after
you re-load the roller with paint start from an unpainted area and work in to the wet area.
Paint from the top of the wall down using a technique until you finish the first wall.
Then repeat this method on all the walls in your room. Wait until the paint is completely
dry before you add the second coat; that’s the golden rule. And check the paint can for
any recommended drying times. We’d recommend you use Benjamin Moore’s
Aura Premium Paint that is designed to be tougher and more durable while maintaining
a truer, richer color on your walls due to its color lock technology.