Ridges left behind when the
paint dries can be rather annoying. Here are some
painting tips on how to avoid paint roller ridge
The first tip is to use good
tools. Before you even start rolling out the paint,
the best way to keep your paint roller from leaving
marks is use good quality paint and the best paint
roller. Good quality paint is not discount paint
that is purchased at a paint discount store.
Quality paint comes from the top of the line paint
supply stores or home improvement supply centers.
Only use a roller which is average to good quality.
Cheap paint rollers will not do as well as a
quality roller with a firm solid core. Purchase a
roller with a beveled edge to keep the paint from
streaking at the edges. Cheap rollers do not have
beveled edge features, and their core is usually
made from cardboard. The cardboard core will get
saturated during painting and loose its shape which
in turn will cause edge marks.
The second tip is to mix the
paint well. Before starting to apply paint mix the
paint thoroughly. Use a stir stick to get all the
paint ingredients mixed together, particularly what
settles on the bottom of the container. This will
help you to avoid streaking and unevenness as the
paint is rolled on the wall or ceiling. Paint that
is not mixed properly has more chance of creating
bad paint roller marks.
tip is to paint the edges first. When you are ready
to start painting the wall or ceiling, use a
paintbrush to paint the first two inches around the
edge of your wall or ceiling first. This will help
you to avoid marks caused by trying to force the
roller into corners and mark the wall by painting
along the edges after you have finished the rest of
tips is to apply the paint evenly. Begin by
spreading a layer of paint out into the paint tray.
Put the roller into the paint, and then roll it out
in the tray until you have an even layer of
coverage. You should try to avoid soaking the ends
and the core with paint to avoid leaving roller
marks. Place the paint roller onto the wall, and
then roll it upwards and downwards using long even
stokes. Paint at a slight angle, so that you are
not leaving straight marks. Blend your next stroke
into the old stroke, repeating the angled shape.
That is all there is to it. If
you follow these painting tips you can avoid paint
roller ridge marks.