Quick Tips for Painting & Prep | DIY Home Improvement

Quick Tips for Painting & Prep | DIY Home Improvement


We have some over spackle here. In this situation, when you have this, you want to take a knife and you want to score this area so you don’t start cracking the corner bead. You just clean off the area. There you go, see. Wear shitty clothes. You want to wear clothes that you’re going to be throwing out or use for another project. Because you will get paint on them. So I have a little water here. I’m just going to pour it in a little bit and I’m going to mix this up now. Thin it out a little bit here. When you do that, make sure you mix it very well. That you’re getting the water into the paint. So you don’t have some of it watery and the other portion of it… If you let it drip like I just showed you, you can see a consistency instead of a globbing or dropping; you can see a steady flow. Which is a nice consistency when you’re gonna be rolling. Always make sure you scrape the bottom of the paint can because a lot of pigments settle down there. This will clean it up. Keep the plastic bag that the roller comes with. We’re gonna put the roller back in it when we’re done. So don’t try to rip it off; open it up on the end. Like this here. Okay so just open up the end and slide it off. Keep the bag. So basically you’re gonna take your roller and… you’re going to slide the plastic bag over it. Yeah it’s a little messy but, no need to buy another roller. You can use this roller tomorrow to continue rolling the other side. Now you will get some paint in there… Take the plastic and wrap it around so it’s
closed, and it stays closed like that. That’s it. You can just leave it like that overnight. To open a can, instead of doing this, just turn it. Turn the screwdriver as you go around. It’s more effective. Now I’m just gonna close this top, but before I do that I’m gonna take some paper towels or a rag… You’re gonna want to get a towel, put it over, so when you hit the top of the can it doesn’t splatter all over the place. And that basically prevents splatter.

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