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March 16, 1:52 PM [GMT -5]

If You can, try to skip the horizontal roll at ceiling height. Quality paint will ensure you'll never need to actually do this step. Having to jump on a step ladder in order to reach will allow those unsightly roller marks to appear near the edge. (I recommend Benjamin Moore Regal Select, as you can stop and start easier than ever possible)

Also, you can cut an entire room before rolling. Just don't slop your paint on. This has been my system for nearly 10 years. And never put your roller sleeves in the freezer. Paint is not meant to freeze ever.

Good tips!

July 12, 10:44 AM [GMT -5]

Great suggestions!

October 22, 5:08 PM [GMT -5]

Great tips. I would have a couple of suggestions though...

Whether right or left handed, I just wanted to mention that most people will often find a more comfortable,effective, efficient, roller technique when applying paint around the room in EITHER a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Practice will soon tell you which direction is natural for you.

Also, keep in mind that more paint tends to come off of the roller sleave on the side where the cage arm is. Just something to keep in mind when avoiding lines.

One more thing--only trim (or cut in) enough of an area that you can roll without your cut in lines getting tacky. Avoid doing the whole room because "drying" brush strokes can be lifted by a wet roller causing fuzzy marks and "dry" brush strokes ---more noticable in rediculously thick paint--can't be smoothed.

April 28, 8:42 AM [GMT -5]

My father-in-law always puts his rollers in the fridge overnight in the middle of a paint job.

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