Would you love to paint faster with better results? Here's a video of my best painting tip with info on brushes, how to hold it, and what to do with it for the best results.
You've probably figured out that I've painted a lot. Walls, furniture, accessories, exterior siding and trim (finished a year after the house was painted, a-hem). You name it. We painted our entire house when we moved in, the exterior after adding window trim and a porch, and later the main and master baths when we did those renovations (check out the whole house tour of our 80's ranch-turned-cottage here).
I'm not saying it all looked pretty, just that I painted a lot. I'm sure my first paint projects back in our 1940's Portland bungalow were nothing to write home about, but they certainly were serviceable. Plus, paint almost always makes things look better and cleaner.
But there's something to be said about experience...I guess the old "practice makes perfect" saying is right.
Or maybe just "practice makes better." Whatever.
And while there were times I wished we could've hired someone else to paint, it's really one of the easiest do-it-yourself jobs and a fairly inexpensive way to improve your home. Along the way I've discovered easier ways to do just about everything, but specifically regarding painting. The best painting tip I have, though, doesn't just make it go quicker and easier, it also results in a better finish. Promise.
When we were doing a surprise makeover for our son's bedroom, Brian and I put together this little video to share with you this painting tip that has saved me countless hours in preparation and results in a cleaner finish:
How I paint edges and trips without taping any edges before painting.
My Best Painting Tip - Video
In this short video you'll learn:
- Why painting without taping is the best way to paint.
- Why the right tools are important, and which ones.
- The specific technique, including how to load your brush and how to hold it.
- Trim and ceiling edge painting.
Just be sure to watch it to the end because my husband added his own ending...
Here are some brushes I recommend for trim painting and cutting-in around wall edges:
And here's even more painting tips when you need to touch up your painted baseboards and trim.