This is a quick (and easy) pictorial guide to help you get your bearings with regard to the main components of the painting process.
The painting process is a long and complicated one, so it’s best to get your head around it before moving on to the next step. Of course, it helps if you have a working knowledge of Photoshop. But for many people, especially beginners, the initial steps of painting are going to be very confusing and slow.
First, let’s talk about brushes. A brush is a piece of metal that is used to apply paint to your surface. Brushes are available in two basic types – round and square. A round brush is a single piece of metal that has a round head. The round head is designed to apply paint in a single stroke to a rounded surface. Square brushes are square pieces of metal that have a square head. The square head is for working with large areas of paint.
The main advantage to a round brush is that it applies paint with a controlled pressure. A round brush is good for applying thick layers of paint. It generally also has a longer life than a square brush. Square brushes are also good for painting across a surface as they can use a little more care when painting across a non-sloped surface. They are more susceptible to slipping, especially if you have a rough surface to work with.
A square brush is the easiest way to apply paint to a wall because it’s not prone to slip. If you have a rough surface to work with, a round brush is the best way to apply paint. A round brush will also apply a coating of paint to a surface that has a smooth surface, such as a smooth marble or concrete. Most square brushes should be used only for applying thick paint, and be used for only a single coat.
A very important tip for those of you who are new to painting. The more you apply paint, the stronger it will be. A thicker layer of paint will provide more protection, but your brush will become more easily slipping.
I am not a fan of thick paint. I like my brushes to be thin and flexible, and to be able to cover as much surface area as I need. I don’t like how thick my brushes are either. I don’t paint with them as often, so I don’t need them quite as thin. But I find that thick, thick paints are very hard to apply. It’s easier and quicker to just apply a coat of thinner paint.
Painting a home takes a lot of skill and experience, and the more the better. When you start painting, you have to understand how your paint will interact with the materials and finishes of your walls and trim. This doesn’t just mean knowing which paint will stick better to your wall or where to apply your brush. It also means knowing the right blend/style.
Painting a home is like anything else. You have to be able to do it right, but you dont have to be a master. It doesn’t have to be an exact science, but there are some things that you need to know. It helps to have a friend or two to help you out, but if you dont have a friend who knows how to do it right, you likely wont get it done right.