Paint: Choose And Use Brushes And Rollers
Which brush and which roller to choose according to the support to paint? How to use them, then clean them for reuse? Overview of tools and methods.
Prefer bristles made of natural silk (pig hair) for painting, and synthetic or mixed fibers for more fluid products (stains, treatments ...).
Favor the roll for flat surfaces (even narrow) or with soft curves: ceilings, walls, doors, boat hulls.
Prepare Your Equipment
The brush is best suited for painting small or raised surfaces (frames, windows, furniture, fences ...), and for the borders of large surfaces before performing roller filling.
When first used, a new brush always loses some bristles.
To get rid of it, beat the tool several times against a ridge.
To remove "flying" fibers from a new roll, rinse under running water. Then make it dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Use the brushes correctly
Also called "brushes", their flat or round shape distinguishes the brushes.
The formats of the round brushes are designated by numbers 3/0 to 8, which correspond to diameters of 15 to 32 mm.
The "thumbs" (rounded-tip brushes) are used when no tense effect is sought. They load themselves more in painting. Their bristle length is less than that of rechampir brushes (pointed end) which allow to precisely apply the paint to the bottom of the reliefs and on complex surfaces: angles wall ceiling, moldings
No painting without a minimum of preparation. For more comfortable use or before applying the product on absorbent support (new wood), the color must be diluted with the appropriate solvent (water or white spirit) by 5 to 10% on average (see the instructions).
Even without dilution, most paints (except gels) need to be brewed before and during use to homogenize the components. Finally, Loveland painters suggests that if you add a dye or combine two products, the mix should be vigorously shaken.
Floor Painting: Grid Quickly
The V-shaped profile of the “special angles” roller adapts well to the tracing of thin lines. The edges are not absolutely clear, but all the charm comes from this artisanal rendering. Hence the idea of using it for a colored grid (here of two colors) on a carpet of coconut fibers.
Coconut floor paint
After materializing the traces by strained son blocked on both sides, the roll is used freehand.
To obtain a covering marking, load the periphery of the wheel: pour a small amount of paint in the bottom of a tray and roll several movements back and forth, without pressing to extract the last drops unlike a roller classic. Under pressure, the foam deforms and may thicken the line. When the line fades, reload the roulette wheel.
Try to get clean lines without using masking tape. namely, the “helping hand” is taken quickly.
This "burnt" polyester foam roller is normally used to give a "rustic rendering" relief to freshly applied coatings (facades and interiors). In version "paint roller", it offers a rather funny "leopard" speckled effect. Available in sleeves of small, medium and large width, the "special plaster" roll is used to visually animate an empty surface (a picture on a wall, for example). Here, the perimeter of the window is underlined by a strip made with a sleeve of small width (7.5 cm).
Paint with a rag
If the rag method requires time and patience to paint a speckled wall, pocket roll painting is a fun and fast technical alternative. It also offers a more regular result.
Take an ordinary roll of a width adapted to the surface to be covered. Style the sleeve of a plastic bag and bind it with rubber bands irregularly spaced (at an angle or perpendicular). Lightly fluff the plastic by pulling it between the elastics.
cloth effect paint with rollers
Last asset: after use, the roll is all clean!
Color makes it possible to play with volumes and atmospheres. For an aesthetic and homogeneous rendering, the application must be done on a clean, dry and healthy support.
Paint in color
Prepare the wall
Paint the edge and angles of the wall
After mixing well in the jar, pour a little paint into a truck and, using a rechampir brush, start applying it to the bottom of the walls, just above the skirting boards.
Proceed in the same way for the surfaces to be painted at the cornices.