Roll Paint Along the Edges for Consistent Texture
Use a 3-in. roller with a nap that's the same thickness that was used for the rest of the wall painting. Roll as close as you can without bumping the opposite wall or slopping paint onto the trim. Finish brushing on the paint and rolling it out in one area before moving on to the next section. Next, check out these 29 painting tool hacks to make your painting projects a breeze.
Prime and Texture Wall Patches to Avoid a Blotchy Finish
Primer seals the patch so paint won't sink in and look dull. To match texture, prime with a roller, feathering out the edges. Choose a nap thickness to match the surrounding wall texture (a 3/8-in. nap roller for smooth walls; 1/2-in. for textured). Plus: See the game-changing painting tools our editors love.