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5 Tips on Painting Interiors

Pick up five interior painting tips from Brushed Interiors founder David Sartori in this Howcast video.


Here are my tips to interior painting that the average homeowner may not be aware of. Number one, the mini-roller. This is a standard pin roller. It's less expensive, but it slides on the surface. I don't like it very much. I had great success with this mini-roller, the 'Coater', with the wider handle here. It does great. Now also, keep in mind that your plastic and your protection of your space. Spend that extra time in the beginning, and do a good job to protect the floors, the appliances, the cabinetry. It's so crucial. At the end of the job, you have much less stress. Also, people don't realize how important it is to keep a sharp blade in your utility knife.

Of course, be careful with it, but these small hand tools are crucial in the speed of protecting the space, cutting the plastics, cutting the tape, and getting everything ready. Another one of my favorite little tips is the hand bucket. Spend that couple of dollars. Go to Home Depot. Get yourself a hand bucket. It's balanced. It's lightweight, less chance of spilling any paint, and quick cleanup. No problem. And lastly, and this is one of my favorite, don't be afraid to get into the joint compound and plaster mix. Invest in a nice mud pan, plaster knife. You can fix anything, any blemishes. Any problem that occurs in the future, that needs touch-ups, you can repair, skim over and repair that wall. Learn that skill. It's very easy. And those are some great tips that you can use to get started in painting interiors.

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