Which brush or roller to choose and how to use them correctly?
Interior painting is an interesting task, although to some it seems terrifying. However, it is enough to have a minimum of knowledge and follow a few tips, for a perfect end result, and also avoid most of the pitfalls.
Choosing brushes, let's remember about it, how important their quality is. A good brush should have a strong hardwood handle, steel cap coated with copper or nickel and natural or artificial bristles, with split ends (they resemble split hair). We can also use paint rollers – there are many types on the market, including those intended for obtaining various special effects.
Before starting painting, we smear our hands with a protective cream. Thanks to this, we will not allow our hands to dry out and it will be easier for us to remove the paint from them. Hands should be washed thoroughly after each painting (especially before eating). Solvents should not be used when removing paint from your hands, because they dry the skin. You can also wear protective gloves when painting, but they do not provide full comfort of work.
So that paint and solvent vapors do not build up in the air, you need to ventilate the room well, in which we paint. So we open windows and doors wide.
When working with solvents and materials that emit flammable vapors, do not smoke or use an open flame. In addition to the risk of fire, fire can increase the toxicity of fumes.
Regardless of the size of the room, we always start work from the edge of the painted surface.
On narrow vertical surfaces, e.g.. the door, we start painting from the top, going down. For larger surfaces, we start working from the selected extreme edge, moving towards the opposite edge. Painting should not be started from the inside.
The best results and even coverage can be obtained by applying the paint in intersecting movements.
We should try to reach the can with the brush often and cover smaller pieces of the surface with paint. Otherwise, we will get a patchy coverage and will not be satisfied with the end result.
To pick up paint on a brush, we dip it down to one third of the bristle length at the most. We pick up the brush and rub it several times on both sides against the sides of the container, to get rid of excess paint.
If we paint with a roller, a litter box will be necessary. After soaking the roller in the litter box, make sure, whether the paint was distributed evenly on it. If we take too much of it, the roller will slide, and excess paint will drip down the painted surface.