The final result of
painting your house depends on careful preparation.
Most of your work must be done at the very beginning
itself. Knowing how to select the right tools for the
job, using the correct technique to paint and using
the right strokes to paint all help in producing the
right finish. Here are a few tips and tricks to get
the perfect finish while painting your house.
Buy the complete paint pad. The plastic
packaging of the kits is used as the paint tray and as an
Hold your tool properly. Put an empty tray on
your hand with the right side up. Stick tape down one side of
the tray, bring it lightly behind your palm and up to the
other side of the tray. This will ensure that the tray stays
in place while you are working.
Use your preferred hand to use the painting
tool. Hold the tool firmly and paint exactly in front of you
at eye level. You will be able to see clearly what you are
doing and have good control on the tool as well.
Even while using painting pads with tracking
wheel, tape off the wall or ceiling trim. As what happens
often is, when you apply paint on to the pad, some of the
paint may get on to the wheels and leave marks on the trim.
Reload pad and often regularly this will
prevent the pad from drying.
Apply and spread paint on long strokes, this
will give you control and reduce fatigue of muscles.
When you take a break from painting, store
the pad inside the tray and shut the lid to prevent the paint
To evenly load paint on the paint pad pour
only about 1/4th inch of paint on the tray. This will ensure
that there is no overloading of paint or sinking of the pad
into the paint or spilling of excess paint.
Wriggle the pad to get the paint on to the
bristles and foam. This movement will not only load the paint
but lock it in as well.
Gently move the pad across the edge of the
tray to remove extra paint. Do not apply too much pressure as
this might remove almost all the paint.
Put the full pad on the surface firmly and
move in one direction to deliver paint from the to the
surface. The next stroke should be on the same area in the
opposite direction to fix the paint and remove bristle marks.
Paint briskly, working from bottom to top and from one side to