Painting is a skill that
can be mastered if one understands the medium that is
being used. One must learn to control the paint and
master it. There are different techniques involved in
home painting. Everyone starts off as a beginner. Here
are a few tips and ideas about home painting, that
beginners can use to learn the art of house painting.
Do not paint out of the paint can. While
painting the brush picks up dust and other impurities from the
surface that you are painting. If you dip this brush into the
paint can then you will transfer it to the can. This will
cause specks in your painting.
In an open can the paint will be exposed to
the air and it will react with it. This makes the paint
thicker and sticker and more difficult to paint with.
A can is bulky and cumbersome to carry around
while painting. A paint can is to be used for storage of paint
Pour out only about ½ inch of paint into a
bucket that you will use for painting. This is a very small
amount and before it reacts with air you would have used it.
You will have to replenish paint more often but the paint will
flow freely and it will be easy to paint with.
The bucket will have only ½ inch of paint so
it will be light and easy for you to carry around as you work.
If you accidentally tip the bucket over,
neither will there be much cleaning to do, nor would you have
lost a lot of paint.
Air dries paint. Therefore expose as little
paint to the air as possible. So it is better to expose small
quantities of paint to the air at a time.
The oxygen in the air reacts with the paint,
making it thick and difficult to apply on the wall.
Replace cap on the lid of the paint can as
soon as you finish pouring out paint. Cover the bucket from
which you are painting with a tray or lid to minimize exposure