Most of you will prefer a roller over a paintbrush, right? Rollers are a blessing for impatient people like us, who cannot devote a lot of time to paint their house. It is very simple to learn how to use a roller, but if you are not careful while using a roller, you might end up ruining your wall.
Steps to Use a Paint Roller
Note: When you are painting near the edge, the extension handle should not be close to the edge.
Next up, pour about 6 cm of the paint into a roller trays. These days, SIMMS T2005 trays are majorly used for this purpose. Make sure that you leave a section of the tray empty, just in case you would want to remove extra paint from the roller, when filling it.
The third step, which is very important, is rolling the roller backward and forward along the tray ensuring that it is uniformly loaded with paint. With this, you can avoid spillage of paint on the floor. Also, you would not want to see uneven patches on the wall. Hence, loading the tray evenly is very essential.
Similarly, you can paint the other areas of the wall. Just remember one thing, you should overlap the edge of the previously painted area while painting the new area.
- Buy a good quality roller cover. A cheap roller cover will not give you the best results.
- Choose a roller cover with respect to the surface which you are going to paint.
- If you are using latex paint, then moisten the roller using water before you start painting, else use a solvent to moisten the roller.
- When you are not using the paint bucket, you should keep it covered with a damp cloth.
The steps mentioned here will surely help you use a paint roller like a professional, and you will surely have a beautiful looking wall with a great finishing, when you are done painting.
Note: Do not forget to clean the roller thoroughly when you complete the paint job.