Step 10 —Painting Walls and Ceilings
After you have completed all your cut in work, the next area to tackle is the ceiling. Using a roller affixed to an extension pole, glide the paint in one direction, moving quickly to maintain your wet edge and avoid excess pressure.
Tip: For easy clean up, line your roller tray with a garbage bag.
Roll a three-foot wide shape of a "W" on the wall. Without lifting the roller, fill in the "W" Move vertically across the room, moving from side to side.
Tip: If you have to take a break from your painting project, instead of rinsing the brush or roller, tightly wrap the tool in plastic wrap or an airtight plastic bag. You can even leave it there overnight. The plastic wrap will keep the paint wet, so the roller can be reused later that day or even up to a couple days later.
Check your product label for dry times. Remember not to put anything against the walls until the paint is completely dry; otherwise, you'll be back to step one.
Click the arrows below to get helpful information for loading brushes or rollers and cutting in.