Home » Articles » Blog » DIY How to Paint like a Pro Series A to Z DIY How to Paint like a Pro Series A to Z September 13, 2019 Skye Waelchi 100 Articles, Blog Tags: and, home renovision, home renovision painting, how to paint, how to paint a room, how to paint a room for beginners, how to paint a room like a pro, how to paint a room professionally, how to paint like a pro, how to paint like a pro for beginners, how to paint like a pro series a to z, how to paint like a professional painter, jeff thorman painting, painting walls, professional painting, professional painting room, professional painting tips, professional painting tips cutting in, the, you Previous: PAINT EACH OTHER CHALLENGE | We Are The Davises Next: Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Home | Naperville Painting Contractors Related posts How To Glaze Your Painted Furniture For An Antique Look | Glazing Tutorial Hi there, it’s Rosanne here from Country Chic Paint. Today I’d like to introduce you to a great product with which you can transform the… Painting with a Drone Well a lot of people call me the Bob Ross of the RC helicopter world so I decided why not paint a picture with a… About The Author Skye Waelchi 100 Comments Home RenoVision DIY says: May 28, 2019 at 9:04 pm NOW Available JOIN The DIY CREW with a monthly membership to get full access to Jeff and His team for Q and A and live consulting over the phone! Click here to support our channel and be a part of this new movement! Cheers! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnorhjQR4zJkT7AVNhu395Q/join Reply K Barot says: August 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm Can’t believe he painted half a door in less than two minutes – this would take me an hour!! I’m using his technique and cleaning the edge with a damp cloth is awesome!! Well pleased I seen this. Reply Hammad says: August 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm no tack cloth on the wall? Reply Scott Dillon says: August 20, 2019 at 2:42 am Excellent video, thanks for taking the time to post and share your experience Reply Stallion801 says: August 20, 2019 at 5:04 am Nothing like a fresh painted wall or a fresh cut grass Reply kae9797 says: August 20, 2019 at 6:14 am Screw This, I'm just going to hire him to paint my place, This guy is a master Reply Are You Coherent says: August 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm What if you have tall ceilings! Thanks! Reply Theresa Evans says: August 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm No washing needed in between sanding surprises me Reply themistero says: August 20, 2019 at 10:52 pm OMG that's too much work. I'm just painting over my light covers. Reply Espada says: August 21, 2019 at 11:24 am Thanks for showing this video,You’re a true professional. Leroy Chavez Reply Coolride17 says: August 21, 2019 at 7:42 pm I can tell you, you need to teach your new guys to tape, or you'll be spending soooooooo much time going behind them fixing lines. They can usually put down tape straight enough for most customers approval though. Reply Zaz Turoc, PhD says: August 22, 2019 at 1:11 am Thank you so much! Reply Athena K Delmontie says: August 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm Love this video! Just wish I had come across this video 3 bedrooms ago! Do you have any tricks for painting popcorn ceilings? I had to purchase a sprayer because the first bedroom ceiling looked so bad (and I have to redo that ceiling). Thanks again for your tips and tricks. 🙂 Reply Moe H says: August 23, 2019 at 4:13 am I use a small 3 inch roller with a full end and cut in all edges after taping then roll the walls. no stupid brush marks and takes half the time. perfect lines. spend a bit of money, tape , get crisp lines and quickly get it done. if you think painting baseboards with a brush is fast .. wait unti you tape them all and roll the f out of them. Reply isobro says: August 23, 2019 at 4:25 am What grit sandpaper was that? Reply KGB says: August 23, 2019 at 5:51 am Detailed video, love it thanks Reply Donovan S says: August 23, 2019 at 11:04 am good video ….but cutting is not as easy as you make it look….it takes a lot of practice to cut that good. Reply ciana baltimore says: August 24, 2019 at 4:24 am Proper preparation prevents poor performance Reply Thomas Le says: August 24, 2019 at 4:47 am Classic Canadian contractor lol Reply Josh Gravlee says: August 24, 2019 at 10:04 am Did anyone else catch him ripping one bending over at the 12:12 mark? lol. That being said, love the videos he posts, helps my house flipping business. Reply henry r says: August 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm I been painting over 30 yrs you have lots of great tips but I did notice,guys working for me ,know never pour off the front of the paint can you reach for it next time for touch up or whatever ,you can't read the label ,waste time trying to figure out what's in the can really annoying,I was surprised you did that,other than that great job,Henry in ct Reply Deplorable B.R. says: August 25, 2019 at 1:38 am Sorry, but painting a room and sexy don't belong in the same sentence unless Salma Hayek is painting in the buff. Reply Brooke Sweets says: August 25, 2019 at 5:56 am thank you so much!!! this helps a ton 😀 Reply Brian Port says: August 25, 2019 at 10:30 am I always moisten the Brush and spin out the moisture that way it stops the paint going into the heart of the brush and stops it going hard .. Reply finalxcx says: August 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm Damn it… I should have watched this video BEFORE I painted this morning. 😭😭😭 Reply ASAP Gook says: August 26, 2019 at 6:34 am Thank you for your teaching and sharing. Reply Gary Rosie says: August 26, 2019 at 7:37 am I was a painter for 3 1/2 years.Thought I'd never get that frikin house done. Reply Raphael El Jarra says: August 26, 2019 at 4:01 pm That was beautifully done. Thank you for posting this video. Silly question, what do you use or do to clean the equipment when you are completed with the job? Reply Clark Co says: August 26, 2019 at 11:41 pm Just wanna say, thanks for making these videos! I’ve NEVER painted a wall in my life and the nuggets of wisdom here is priceless! You’ve earned a subscriber! Reply David Evans says: August 27, 2019 at 1:55 am What happened to the second sanding? Reply Windy Lowery says: August 27, 2019 at 3:41 am Began day 1 of my bathroom repaint by drinking coffee and watching this video. Didn't tape a damn thing. Hell yeah! Reply B Rad says: August 27, 2019 at 5:12 am I'm no expert but would defo wipe the sanded wall down. Great vid BTW. Reply Lisa Tidwell says: August 27, 2019 at 9:53 am I noticed you didn’t wipe the wall down after sanding it. Wouldn’t there be dust and grit left on the wall? Would you not be able to see it through the finished painted wall? Thank you for the video. Reply Little Chicago says: August 27, 2019 at 1:16 pm Two thumbs up. Wish I had watched this fifty years ago. Reply Joseph Giorgi says: August 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm Jeff, this video is flippin fantastic! We're remodeling our house are already halfway done with painting, and now I want to go back and do the entire thing over again! Two questions. 1 – Our baseboards and casings are flat with an eased edge. When I use a brush, you can definitely see the lines no matter what I do, so I've been using a foam roller and it comes out really smooth. Is my technique wrong with using a brush, and that's why I'm seeing lines? Should I just use a brush? 2 – Did you do a second coat of sheetrock 45 after you filled the holes? Reply Bcool4now says: August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm Can you just teach about life in general? You make everything easy! Thank you 🙏🏼! Reply Jesse Collin says: August 28, 2019 at 3:57 am I kinda figured out a lot of this stuff just doing it when i was like 12. Yeah… but I would roll the bulk then cut, then roll again to smooth it all out cause I didn't know any better. Seemed, visually, to be the fastest way to do the task. I didnt have to dip my brushes either cause ther was already a nice seam of paint along the top from the outside of the roller. I started with tape but I think I kinda realized half way through that I could just be careful. I made a few mistakes but i think I could just wipe it off so no problem. It was my own bedroom. I miss my blue and orange room. Reply J Navarro says: August 28, 2019 at 6:16 am This guy seems cool and very nice. Reply Utopian Properties LLC says: August 28, 2019 at 7:17 am Thank you Reply David Netherton says: August 28, 2019 at 7:38 am Damn this helped alot easy and straight to the point Reply SHADOW BANNED says: August 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm Tune in next week for how to make Toast / Reply charles hart says: August 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm Nice tips. Painting 25 years, and still learned something. I also use less tape than many, so I feel ya. No tape there, BECAUSE you were also painting the trim right? Many trim here is Doug Fir so tape is needed. I do however have a particular way to tape where there is no bleeding. Perhaps a video on how to tape, when to tape, with no bleed through. Thank you for all your videos always informative no matter how long I been doing it. I will try your loading technics, just to be sure I'm not missing out on something! Reply GREY E CAT says: August 28, 2019 at 10:43 pm What a sexy cubby man. 🙂 Reply Christopher Mooney says: August 29, 2019 at 2:28 am Okay for a shop steward.I'll paint circles around him. Reply BILL RANDALL says: August 29, 2019 at 1:53 pm What is painting Reply Anne Burton says: August 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm This was awesome! Reply Sandra Dalton says: August 30, 2019 at 12:05 am oh wish i had seen this years ago. i knew a lot but there were some really great "secrets" !!! Reply Natalie Read-Smith says: August 30, 2019 at 6:29 am You sir, are the ninja of painters. Reply dave6r41 says: August 30, 2019 at 10:38 am I'm doing my first house renovation here in the UK and gods honest truth, your videos have filled me with so much confidence. Thanks Reply Calum Smith says: August 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm Hi Jeff! Great video as always, thank you!Quick question: do you need to do anything after the first sand? i.e. does the dust from sanding not stay on the wall?Prepping walls for painting is always so difficult 😩 there’s always a patch that doesn’t take the paint the same way as everywhere else!Thanks again! Reply Alyssa Em says: August 30, 2019 at 9:01 pm Very thorough! I appreciate the time you put into making this and also letting us know how much the prices were and where to get them!! You are a great man!!! Reply REBEL ZL1 says: August 30, 2019 at 11:54 pm I am a painting contractor been painting for 46 years I have a pet peeve when you’re poor pain out of a bucket you always pour from the back of the label so you can always see the front of the label of what paint you have what base what color but that’s just me Reply Ronny Mathew says: August 31, 2019 at 6:35 pm What about an HVLP setup? Is a spray gun setup just overly priced and complicated? Or does it actually save a ton of time? Reply God’s Kitchen Ministry says: August 31, 2019 at 7:45 pm Not sure if you’ll see this or respond but if you do I was curious if you have an employee painting would you let him continue painting until he’s done or keep pulling him off his painting job to do other small tasks to go back to painting at least 3 to 4 times over the course of a couple hours? Reply 0ptimistic cynic says: August 31, 2019 at 10:12 pm The 1980's drywall tape issue can be solved by sealing it with oil primer. My home is mid century and is heavy on wall paper. Instead of removing it I sealed it. Then did the surface to my liking. Great video. Great timing. Thanks. Reply last karma says: September 1, 2019 at 2:41 am I have a big dent on a rounded corner in my house… how do I fill that? Reply blewprent says: September 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm Do you also sand textured walls? In Texas, folks dont have flat walls – everything is knock down. Reply Momma Bear Morrison says: September 2, 2019 at 5:43 am Thanks again. Great tips! Reply Happy Fox says: September 2, 2019 at 6:29 am how to paint a wall within 5 minutes…Trainhave experiencelearn that you knew nothing beforeTrainAchieve your goals in life And if you don't give up, you have a chance to paint the wall in 5 minutes perfectly Reply phoenixbluex says: September 2, 2019 at 8:31 pm If I use tape, does that mean I don't have to "cut" with the paint brush? Reply Kevin Robert says: September 3, 2019 at 12:03 am Great video. What grit does he use? Reply roger johnston says: September 3, 2019 at 2:41 am does this work over plaster. thanks.Roger Reply Cain M says: September 3, 2019 at 3:38 pm The is dude loves his job. Reply Sharon Barrett says: September 3, 2019 at 6:02 pm You just popped up on my iPad and I am loving it. Can tell you are passionate about what you do and love the way you explain things. I’m learning a lot and can’t wait to try out your tips and tricks. Keep these videos coming. Watching from the UK . Reply Ryan Painter says: September 4, 2019 at 9:33 am dude i would have been done already and I spray and mask Reply Rona Anativo says: September 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm i love to work that ,even im woman ,to designi love it Reply 71jsteele says: September 5, 2019 at 4:18 am I’d like to see the same video on a textured previously painted wall Reply Mad Man's Piano says: September 5, 2019 at 6:49 am Bob Ross of wall painting Reply cathy grande says: September 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm Thank you,I will give this a try Reply Chris Louis Storsæther says: September 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm I just noticed that i have been painting with a brush wrong all my life. Thanks for the great tips! Reply Nesma H. Khattab says: September 6, 2019 at 8:38 pm How do I clean my tools from paint? Reply Dave King says: September 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm The worst painting I have ever seen you sir are not a decorator ! Reply Portallion S says: September 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm This video is legit… start to finish "how to" and you can tell this guy is a pro! Love it Reply Tefik Tasdemir says: September 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm You are excellent.Greeting from LONDON Reply Sean DeForest says: September 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm Do you typically fill tack holes or can I just pint over those without them showing through? Reply Mike Michaels says: September 7, 2019 at 11:48 pm I have watched a few of this guy's videos, and I have to say, he irritates this piss out of me. Maybe it is his bitchy, know-it-all, condescending attitude. Reply bloominhelll says: September 8, 2019 at 12:51 am great vid as normal and i love your english accent you did while prepping the wall from nail holes!! "brand new darling" hahah this is coming from an Englishman…keep up the great/hard work man. Reply Linda Sellers says: September 8, 2019 at 3:05 am LOVED THIS!!! I thought I was a great painter until I saw your tutorial. Beautifull……THANK YOU SO MUCH! Reply Paula Curran says: September 8, 2019 at 5:40 am Great tips. Thank you for showing how to edge properly, Always wondered why I got wobbly lines! Reply Zenab Naaz says: September 8, 2019 at 11:06 am i believe you're an ariesso much into perfection. 😁 Reply iftelf says: September 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm You're edges are so grimy. That's why I paint for myself and do not hire a Pro. Reply trenthink says: September 9, 2019 at 12:11 am His brush technique made me cringe! It's bad enough to use a flat brush on edge but swinging a sash tool both ways on edge? Unforgiveable! Reply Scott H Smith says: September 9, 2019 at 6:31 am Thanks Jeff! In Chicago we say, “You da man”. And you are. Excellent DIY video. Really well done camera work too Reply Ohana says: September 9, 2019 at 6:36 am Great video ..did I misunderstand you said you sand your wall after your 1st coat of paint I did not see you do that or touch on the subject again? Reply Kyfe Tan says: September 9, 2019 at 8:10 am that tiny fart at 12:12 hahaha Reply Iolis says: September 9, 2019 at 11:05 am I got a great deal out of this video presentation. U Tube at its best and most productive. Thank you so much for your valuable tutorial. Reply Krzysztof Laskowski says: September 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm You are kind of a taking a piss mate!!!! Painting like a pro???? You are having a laugh 😁😁😁You are good but just for the council work…OMG…it must be kind of a joke mate Reply Mike Baku says: September 10, 2019 at 1:30 am OMG!…. You are totally real amateur! No proper sending, no proper cutting, no blue tape… Everything wrong… Reply Tekno Statik says: September 10, 2019 at 3:08 am I was loving the video up until he started messing up that outer corner cut, where the one paint meets a different paint on an outer corner, lol… I was all like: "No, no, no…. no! What are you doing??". lmaoOtherwise great video! Reply INSPECTOR FROST says: September 10, 2019 at 5:19 am I'm a pro painter. Yes nice and clean but many faults as he clicks his brush round the corner onto the grey. You shouldn't be taping anything. It should all be cut in. Windows. Skirts. Ceilings. Coving. There should be no need for a pro painter to use masking tape. Pro painter.London. Reply INSPECTOR FROST says: September 10, 2019 at 5:22 am Flicks his brush. Also always cut in ceilings properly. Can see a miss from here ceiling to wall. Also have a mini roller on the go for corners ,reveals, rads etc Jumbo mini roller head. Reply s says: September 10, 2019 at 8:21 pm 31:38 Admits he doesn't know how to paint. *Scrapes brush dry in to the can so there is no paint on the brush and paints over baseboard with wall flat. Why? Because he doesn't know what he's doing. 32:07 Admits it took him THREE MONTHS of "training" to get fast enough to keep up with a cut man. This is a completely false story. Any real paint crew would have fired you after the first week or put you on dropcloth detail.32:16 Admits it took ANOTHER FIVE OR SIX MONTHS UNTIL THEY LET HIM TRAIN WITH A BRUSH. I don't know how one gets good at something by not doing it, but in his case, BOOM suddenly after six months of on the job osmosis he could cut! WOW!! So talented. 33:05 Starts painting wall. Takes nearly an entire minute to paint three rollers wide on a wall. The paint is pulled too thin in many spots and is not even. 34:30 That is the most retarded method of removing a roller sleeve. Slapping the frame like that will weaken the handle, bend the frame and throw paint splatter. Only a prissy bald retard who is afraid of getting his hands dirty would do it this way. 35:33 Starts cutting 38:50 Finishes cutting baseboard. (and there seems to be a segment cut out for time – so it TOOK LONGER) Paints the center of the baseboard with his famous floppy limp wrist technique, which if you did that on any professional paint crew would get you sent home by 8:00 AM. Modern paints and gravity will not "close the 1/16 of an inch gap and you will see a line where the baseboard meets the floor. That line is the mark of someone who is too lazy to tape, too inept to cut and has never worked on a job site and only makes fake DIY videos. Reply Mi E. says: September 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm One of the best videos I've ever watched on YT, thank you. Reply Rodin says: September 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm The key thing this video makes amateurs like me realize is that 50% of a painting job doesn't involve any painting at all – at least half of it is preparation. Do that and you not only get a much better finish, but it's actually quicker too. Reply Stephanie Rogers says: September 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm If I can’t find Sheetrock 45 is there a good alternative? I can only find something called beadex 45 by the same brand, it I’m not sure if it’s a good alternative. Reply papolap19 says: September 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm I am in the process of renovating a dated home I just purchased. This is my first home and I bought it with the intention of putting work into it to make it mine. These videos have come in so handy for learning how to do things quickly, easily, cheaply, and CORRECTLY! I work a full-time job and have to do most of the work to my house on the evenings and weekends. The first round of painting I did in my bedroom took forever and I have the rest of the house to do. I went through and did the second coat using your tips- and dropping $10 on a pain pole (godsend!)- and it took a fraction of the time. THANK YOU! Reply Ringo Wong says: September 12, 2019 at 8:28 am The best. Reply Leonardo Artist says: September 13, 2019 at 12:03 am Great tip about the 45!! Thanks Reply Ben Colli says: September 13, 2019 at 12:43 am Ever hear of re coat time? Generally it is 4 hrs. and not 20 min. also if you have busted a tape joint it is generally because there was not enough moisture in the mud and the paper tape sucked it out of the bedding and adding more mud to the top of the tape will not seal it as it will pop loose again in a short time. For those complaining about a clean shirt, if you look close enough you will see shadows of paint where he has wiped it off with a damp rag. You can always learn something from most people and if you only learned 1 thing here you are a little bit more ahead. Cheers! Reply jen burn says: September 13, 2019 at 1:30 am BEST explanation of how to cut i have ever heard. Heard many over the years of painting my houses (from 1st and 2nd husbands and my dad) and now working with my sister who does it for a living — and even she couldn't explain it! I CANT WAIT TO SHOW HER and of course she will probably want to kick my ass, but hey! what are sisters for? i will have to review every video before every job i do with my sis and she will never know my secret! THANKS!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.