Paint Your Room In Shoulder-Width Strokes For A More Consistent Coat

Paint Your Room in Shoulder-Width Strokes for a More Consistent Coat

Painting a room might seem like a pretty straightforward project, but freestyling your paint strokes could result in bumps or inconsistencies. Paint in shoulder width strokes to keep it easy, simple and even.

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Some people suggest you paint in a W or V pattern, or you can just paint back and forth horizontally. All of these suggestions share the same fundamental principle — paint in small, manageable sections. If you don't cover an entire area before the paint dries, the following coats won't go on smoothly. We should mention, this tip works best if you're painting by hand. If you're using a roller, broad (but still even) strokes work better for an even coat. The article below shares a lot more helpful basic advice for better painting.

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