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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Painting With Rollers

  • Common Mistakes to Avoid When Painting With Rollers

Are you thinking of repainting your home? New paint, whether in the same or in a different colour can liven up your surroundings and make your space look and feel brand new. If you decide to do it yourself, the easiest way to accomplish painting and decorating in London is to use a roller brush. The task may seem easy, but everyone can be prone to mistakes when painting with rollers. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid:

  • Leaving the roller in the paint containers – Never leave paints unattended, and never leave the rollers submerged in the paint container, too. Your legs or clothes could get caught and cause the vessel to topple over, or worse: the paint could harden around the tool.

  • Bumping against the ceiling – This mistake could lead to troublesome touch-ups. To avoid that, start by rolling a horizontal strip of paint parallel to your ceiling, then roll vertically up until you reach the horizontal strip. A nine-inch-wide strip of paint should serve as a buffer zone. Or you can simply tape newspapers to the ceiling.

  • Letting your roller touch the floor – Avoid making your roller brush touch the floor, as it can pick up dirt, lint, hairs, and other debris that can spread and stick to the wall. If the baseboard is not yet installed, create an unpainted strip of paint along the bottom where the baseboard will cover it.

  • Painting in the winter – Freezing temperatures can ruin caulk and latex paint, and prevent paint from sticking properly to the surface. Hence, it is best to paint in the summer or at least in the fall.

  • Failing to test before painting popcorn ceilings – Remember to test-paint an inconspicuous area to see if the paint will stick and the texture can maintain its form.

Save yourself from all the trouble and costly mistakes by hiring a professional team of painters and decorators of London instead of doing everything yourself. Make sure they are well-known and highly recommended for their services, and that they are members of the Painting and Decorating Association in London.

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