Are you thinking about painting the interior or exterior of your home?
One of the first steps to take when you are undertaking a painting project is to choose the right tools for what you are going to be doing.
In the realm of painting home interiors and exteriors, one of the biggest tools you will be using, quite literally, is the paint roller.
If you are new to home painting, you may have a picture of what paint rollers look like from watching home design and renovation shows on television — but there are many kinds of paint rollers out there.
One question you should consider in choosing a paint roller is how the surface that you’re painting is in terms of its roughness.
The difference between a roughly textured wall and one that is entirely smooth, and all of the different textures in between those, is what will make the difference in the nap, or the thickness of the paint roller.
You’ve probably seen the least thick nap paint rollers most often, and those are the kind used on the smoothest surfaces.
The thicker the nap, the more rough the surface of the walls or surfaces can be that you are painting.
By the time you get to the thickest nap paint rollers, you can paint even the quite outdated popcorn ceiling with ease as it will tackle the roughness of the popcorn ceiling without any problems.
When you are painting a wall or a ceiling, you will want to cover the entire surface in one go without taking much of a break.
If you take an extended break from painting without finishing the entire surface of either the wall or ceiling that you are working on, you will find yourself with messy streaks that cannot be easily rectified.
Do yourself a favor and make sure that you don’t leave your wall or ceiling halfway through.
Most ceilings can easily be taken on with a combination of a low nap paint roller and a flat or even an eggshell finish paint.
Bear in mind that this will certainly not be the case if you happen to have a popcorn ceiling (see above) as if you do, you will not be successful in painting with a low nap paint roller.
Some will have you believe that you can do well with a paint roller cover that comes in packs of several and is often purchased at a considerable discount.
This is a fundamental mistake in choosing a paint roller cover, as you will find yourself with bits of lint that mix in with your paint and end up landing on anything you are painting.
The better thing to do is to look for shed-resistant roller covers, which are by nature resistant to the bits of lint coming off and so even though they will cost you more money up front, they will be better because you won’t find those lint bits attached to your wall.
You can just imagine the amount of time that you will end up spending picking lint out of your paint job or maybe even having to start over from the beginning and repainting your wall or ceiling.
Hi-Tech Painting & Decorating can help you with your painting needs. Contact us here or give us a call at 920-457-7695.