Top 10 Interior Painting Tips

With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to tackle those painting jobs you’ve been putting off! In other words—no more excuses! With these Top 10 tips courtesy of The Family Handyman Magazine and ridiculously low-priced painting supplies available from Harbor Freight Tools, you’ll be able to paint interiors quickly and easily while cutting your clean-up time in half!

Tip 1: To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge.
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9″ Paint Roller

Tip 2: Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket for a consistent color throughout the room.
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5 Gallon Bucket, White

Tip 3: Let the paint dry, then cut the tape loose for a perfect edge.
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13 Pc Precision Knife Set

Tip 4: Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls.
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24″ Multipurpose Trim Guard
2 In. Sash Brush

Tip 5: Prime and texture wall patches to avoid a blotchy finish.
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11 Piece Professional Paint Roller Set

Tip 6: Clean dirty surfaces so the paint can form a strong bond.
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Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 4 Pk

Tip 7: Roll paint along the edges for consistent texture.
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Pack of Six 4″ Mini Paint Roller Covers

Tip 8: Use cotton drop cloths rather than plastic.
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9 Ft. x 12 Ft. Canvas Drop Cloth

Tip 9: Feather out paint where you can’t keep a wet edge
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9 in. Paint Roller Cover with 3/8 in. Nap

Tip 10: Sand trim between coats for an ultra-smooth finish
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3-7/8 in. x 2-3/4 in. x 1 in. 150/250 Grit Aluminum Oxide Sanding Sponges 10 Pk

For the full selection of painting supplies, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store or visit the Harbor Freight website.

 

 

Source Material:
The Family Handyman Magazine

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