I have painted many rooms in many houses. Experience is obviously something that takes time to gain, but I contend that even a beginning painter can achieve good results IF YOU TAKE YOUR TIME. So, there’s lesson one. Lesson number two is to buy the best paint that you can afford. There was a time when you could get really good paint at the big box discount chain stores, but I have more recently found that not to be the case anymore. I have become really fond of Val-Spar of late. It is no doubt a bit pricier than a gallon of WalMart brand paint, but it is thicker, creamier and gives much better coverage with fewer coats. Ask me how I know. Lesson number three is to use decent tools. For cutting around trim and such, I like a good quality, natural fiber brush that has a slight angle.
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When you dip the brush into the paint, DON’T cover all of the bristles up to the ferrule (the metal part that holds all the bristles together). Just dip a little bit into the paint…
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Position the brush close to, but not touching the trim, carefully moving the ends of the bristles up to the trim, keeping pressure against the wall that you’re painting so that the paint stays off the trim, like so…
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If you really take your time, you will have great results without having to take time to tape up all the trim…which will save you a lot of time. That way you will have lots of time to make life DIY!

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