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What is Brush and Roll?

Brush and roll painting is an age old technique still in use today to produce evenly coated walls and structures without the over-spray that can be caused by spray guns. Using brush and roll techniques allows our team to effectively and efficiently finish projects cleanly. Brush and roll techniques provide a beautiful finish for paint layers and is ideal for color change projects where spray guns cannot be used.

Some examples where brush and roll techniques are best include:

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Tips for Brush and Roll

Paint and brush tips for painting

Of course we would recommend hiring a professional to complete your painting project, and preferably JCS for your Edmonton painting needs, but if you should choose to try it yourself, our team has some tips that we’ve compiled for you.

Keep a Wet Edge

Always keep the edge of the paint wet. This is a critical step to a professional paint job. The idea is that you are always overlapping a wet edge of paint with every roll. This makes sure the paint goes on evenly and that you don’t end up with any lines.

Get as Close as You Can

The first step to painting a wall is to brush the corners and along the roof since rollers can’t get as close. It’s critical to get as close as you can get with the roller to roll over the brush marks. With practice you should be able to get within an inch or so. Be sure not to have too much paint on your roller during this step.

Pick Out the Lumps Before they Dry

Unfortunately there will always be some type of debris that tries to ruin your paint job. Be sure to remove any lumps while the paint is still wet, this way you can easily patch it. To avoid this type of situation, be sure to keep your roller away from th efloor, and keep your bucket covered when you aren’t using it.

Lay it On and Smooth it Off

Don’t wait too long to spread the paint. That is lay some paint on the wall and get it spread quickly before it beings to dry. This is also where a good quality roller cover becomes critical, they will hold paint better and allow for better distribution. Until you are comfortable with how it’s drying, you may want to do smaller 3-4 square foot sections, taking time to let it dry and smoothing it out before continuing.