How to Paint a Room – Sherwin-Williams

[music playing] Painting your walls,
trim and ceilings and not sure where to begin? Well, you’ve come
to the right place. Up here. Ceilings first, then walls,
then trim. If your ceiling is part
of your painting project, you’ll want to start here,
along the edges. Using an angled bristle brush, carefully paint a strip along
where the ceiling meets the wall or along your crown molding
if you have that. Hold your brush near
the base of the handle, dip the bristles
about halfway down and then gently tap them. Don’t wipe the bristles. That will take too much
paint off your brush. Paint with enough pressure
to bend the bristles slightly, but don’t push too hard
or the paint may drip. Now, here’s the trick. You want to switch
over to your roller while the paint strip along
the edges is still wet. That will give you
the best results. For higher ceilings, or
just to make things easier, attach your roller
to an extension pole like this. If your ceiling is smooth,
use a shorter nap roller from 1/4 inch to 3/8 of an inch. If you have a textured ceiling, use a thicker roller nap
from 1/2 inch to an inch. And now, onto the walls. Using an angled brush, start by painting
along your ceiling, your floor or baseboards and along your trim
around the windows and doors. Don’t forget to cover
your inside corners too. A 2 or 2.5 inch brush
offers good control, so it’s just right
for detail work, like cutting in around windows
or painting trim. Then, using your roller, come as close
to the edges as possible. Carefully overlap
the areas you trimmed while they’re still wet. Rolling in an N pattern,
that’s a capital N, always work towards the areas
of the wall you’ve just painted, overlapping onto the wet paint. This will give your
walls a uniform look once your paint is dried. For larger spaces, you may want to edge and finish
one side of the room at a time. That leaves only one thing. The trim, also known as molding. Your newly painted wall,
should be left to thoroughly dry before you apply your painters
tape alongside your trim. To prevent paint from
seeping through the tape, try to use longer pieces instead of several
shorter pieces. Make sure
you’re butting the tape right up against the trim. Then press to the wall
in small sections. To ensure the tape sticks
firmly to your wall, carefully press the tape edges
using a clean putty knife. This will make sure you get
a nice, even paint line. A two inch angledd sash brush
is generally best for painting trim. Apply the paint
in one smooth stroke in one direction. Start subsequent
strokes of the brush in a dry area, working towards the
wet painted area. Use a glossy finish
paint on your trim to make sure it really
stands out from your walls. Once your paint is dry to the touch, remove the tape by slowly
peeling it back over itself. So remember,
ceilings, walls, trim. The right order is
always important. Got any more questions? Go to your neighborhood
Sherwin-Williams store, walk in, ask an expert,
in that order.

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