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I'm painting my LR & hallway, the trim & cutting went pretty well but when I rolled it turned out ugly. In many places not enough paint and in other places it was streaky and you could see where I rolled 1 row next to the other. After consulting SW store I discovered I was using the wrong rolled sleeve for the particular paint I was using. That made all the difference. I will no longer just grab a bag of rollers.
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  Re: More Painting stuff by Halfathumb (I'm painting my LR &...)
The right cover for the job is important. Also do not cheap out on the price. A better quality is almost always worth it when painting. paint is getting pretty expensive. An extra coat will cost way more than the roller covers or even a good cutting brush. Personally I like a 2 1/2" tapered Purdyy for cutting in
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  Re: More Painting stuff by Halfathumb (I'm painting my LR &...)
I learned long ago to always buy the best available paint and top-quality rollers and brushes. 


On an early paint job, I used the cheapest grade of paint I could find and it took four coats to look good.  It meant a second trip to the store and a second gallon of paint.  So it cost the same or more and took twice as long.  That was the last time I cheaped out on paint, rollers or brushes.
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  Re: More Painting stuff by Halfathumb (I'm painting my LR &...)
(04-02-2021, 08:21 AM)Halfathumb Wrote: I'm painting my LR & hallway, the trim & cutting went pretty well but when I rolled it turned out ugly. In many places not enough paint and in other places it was streaky and you could see where I rolled 1 row next to the other. After consulting SW store I discovered I was using the wrong rolled sleeve for the particular paint I was using. That made all the difference. I will no longer just grab a bag of rollers.

Steer clear of the purple ones at HD. Couldn't believe how bad they were. Same happened to me... on a smooth, new wall.
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