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Would you use a Paint roller or brushes to repaint a flat ?

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Exboarder · 07/10/2018 21:05

Please can anyone give me their experiences as I don’t like painting and our flat looks in bad need of a fresh coat of paint!
I wondered about this funny roller thing from Argos that holds paint inside it but its reviews weren’t that amazing .

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MissCherryCakeyBun · 09/10/2018 21:21

It also depends on how shaky your hand is for cutting in. Tape can save a lot of work round window frames light switches sockets etc.
Referbing a house and have just painted the 6th room 3 more and the porch to go. My tips for what it's worth?
Empty the room of as much as you can rub down all woodwork and use a decent primer
Wash everything including walls with sugar soap
Get dust sheets down and secured
Good quality paintbrushes
If you want light over dark I suggest lining paper on the walls before painting
Caulk any gaps and small cracks between walls and skirting doors etc
Read the instructions on the tin...if it says 6 hours between coats? Do a minimum of 6 hours between coats

Always clean your brushes and rollers and trays as soon as you have finished painting each day. The amount of paint you loose is minimal the quality of the finish by using clean equipment? Grin

dementedpixie · 09/10/2018 21:41

If i was painting the same colour the next day then I put the brushes and roller into freezer bags and fastened then tightly so they didn't dry out. Saves washing each day and having to wait for them to dry too. I did wash the paint tray/ paint pot each day. I have a dulux angled brush for cutting in which works great

Mamia15 · 10/10/2018 20:06

I use cling film to wrap brushes and rollers to prevent these from drying out before the next day.

Mum2jenny · 10/10/2018 20:25

Me too Mamia

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