Learn How To Paint a Wall
It's easy to give any room a face-lift with a fresh coat of paint. Follow our simple steps for a new look in no time.
Keep on Rolling
4. Before the cut-in paint dries, you'll want to fill in the walls with the roller. Make sure you get plenty of paint on the roller, then use the dimpled shallow part of the paint tray to roll off the excess so the roller isn't dripping. Working in 4-by-4 sections, use a W or M pattern to roll on the wall paint. Start in a corner, close to the ceiling border, and work your way down. Make sure to overlap all the areas where you cut in with the roller.
5. Repeat the process across the wall, top to bottom. Try to maintain even pressure. If you press to hard on the roller you can get edge marks. If this happens, just roll over them.
6. Let the paint dry completely before assessing whether or not you'll need a second coat (you most likely will to get an even finish). Once you're done painting, remove masking tape and clean up.
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