For uniform staining, the wall area can be conditionally divided into squares. The value of the roller width must be multiplied by 5, then you will find out the length of the side of the square. For example, the width of the cylinder on the tool is 20 cm, which means that the square will have sides of 100 cm.
Now we split the square into 5 vertical stripes and paint over the second, fifth stripe, skipping the first, third and fourth. After painting 5 strips, we return to the fourth, then to the first and third. In theory, the information looks a little confusing, but in practice, it is very easy to perform such manipulations.
When the first coat of paint has remained dry, you can start applying the second one. This should be done in the following sequence: stripes number 3, 1, 4, 5, 2. If the first time you painted the wall with movements from top to bottom, then next time it is worth making movements in the opposite direction.
After the first square, you can move on to the second and continue doing this until the entire wall is covered. This technology allows the paint to be distributed in a thin layer over the surface, thus avoiding unnecessary waste of material and streaks. Tips for painting your walls correctly:
- if it is difficult to visually represent the squares and conditionally divide them into stripes, you can use masking tape;
- do not apply a thick layer of paint, otherwise, streaks cannot be avoided. The coloring matter is distributed in several stages in a thin layer;
- without finishing with one wall, do not go to another to avoid color drop;
- if it is necessary to tint the paint, do this before starting work with the entire volume of the mass, otherwise, there is a possibility of obtaining a non-uniform shade;
- For the first coat, use a long-haired roller as it will paint over the areas you want faster. The second time you need to paint the walls with a roller with a pile of 6-7 mm in order to avoid drips and overspending of paint;
- if paint gets on a wooden surface, it can be removed with a metal spatula or a utility knife. To do this, gently scrape off the drops, then walk over the surface with technical alcohol.