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A New Home: How to Paint a Room Fast

Published: March 6th, 2015

A New Home: How to Paint a Room Fast.

Painting your room fast in your new home may seem like you won’t get great results – but that’s exactly how painting contractors make their living and keep up with lined up jobs and deadlines.

Learn how to paint faster without sacrificing quality by using the tips here; save time and still have that professional looking finish.

Tip 1: Use a roller tray instead of a roller screen in a bucket. There’s less mess from drips and you have more control over how much paint you load on the roller.

Tip 2: Sponge walls and trim with a TSP solution to clean off dirt, oils and grease to prep the surface for better paint adhesion.

Tip 3: Strain the paint; pour freshly mixed paint through a straining cloth to remove lumps.

Tip 4: Cut along windows and avoid time consuming taping to make painting window sashes faster.

Tip 5: Cutting a slight groove along textured ceilings leaves a smooth edge for your paintbrush to follow.

Tip 6: Paint right to the edge on your second pass for a cutting-in technique.

Tip 7: Cover paint to keep it fresh.

Tip 8: Mix in a paint extender, as they slow drying and help prevent lap marks.

Tip 9: Damp paint from cutting in will blend with the paint from the roller.

Tip 10: Tape on horizontal trim to catch roller splatters.

Tip 11: The fastest way to cover walls is to start at the bottom.

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With thanks to original source of this article, Family Handy Man.

Featured Image: JM Painting Services

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