#PaintTipWednesday [004]

As our #PaintTipWednesday continues we bring you the quote that inspired this weeks tip:

 ”Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?” – unknown

And as many of us know, there isn’t enough time in the days to get everything done — especially waiting for paint to dry to get on with the next layer before putting your home back to functioning order . . .
So, if you’re looking for a way to quickly dry your paint, grab the hair dryer out of the bathroom closet and focus on the wet spots that are really drying too slowly.
It’s important to keep the end of the dryer about two feet away from the wall (or whichever wet surface) to keep the paint from forming bubbles. Moving the dryer slowly over the wet areas until the paint appears to be evenly dried.wet_paint
*Of course, this technique works very well on smaller surfaces. 
For those larger projects, it may be best to close off the room, turn up the heat and either open up the windows or add a moving fan to help the warm air circulate better.

 

#PaintTipWednesday [002]

At Exeter Paint we like to make things easy. That means helping you choose the right color, the right paint, and all the right materials for your at home project. But we also want you to feel like you can bring our expert opinions home which is why we’ve started #PaintTipWednesday. We hope to make projects seem less daunting and help you get the professional look you want.

 

Lap marks are those ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. They occur when you roll over paint that’s already partly dry. (In warm, dry conditions, latex paint can begin to stiffen in less than a minute!) The key to avoiding lap marks is to maintain a “wet edge,” so each stroke of your roller overlaps the previous stroke before the paint can begin to dry.To maintain a wet edge, start near a corner and run the roller up and down the full height of the wall, moving over slightly with each stroke. Move backward where necessary to even out thick spots or runs. Don’t let the roller become nearly dry; reload it often so that it’s always at least half loaded. Keep the open side of the roller frame facing the area that’s already painted. That puts less pressure on the open side of the roller, so you’re less likely to leave paint ridges. – Familyhandyman.com


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