No matter how many times you’ve picked up a brush, this easy-to-follow guide will teach you to paint like a pro.
You can always tell a good paint job because the new finish is only on the wall, and not on the doors, windows, ceiling, carpet or trim.
Painting is a messy operation, and keeping the paint where it belongs requires good preparation, including solid taping techniques, and well-planned surface protection.
Maintaining your tools for the next job is also an important part of painting, so we asked the professionals how they go about keeping it all neat and clean when they get to work.
When you apply masking tape to trim, run a putty knife or a 5-in-1 tool over it to set the tape.
This bonds the tape to the surface and helps prevent paint from seeping under it and onto the trim.