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Painting Ceiling + Wall Techniques
BLACK+DECKER B+D Contributor 186 Projects
For a smooth finish on large wall and ceiling areas, paint in small sections. First use a paintbrush to cut in the edges, then immediately roll the section before moving on. if brushed edges dry before the area is rolled, lap marks will be visible on the finished wall. Working in natural light makes it easier to spot missed areas. Choose high-quality paint and tools and work with a full brush or roller to avoid lap marks and to ensure full coverage. roll slowly to minimize splattering.