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Paint like a Pro with 8 Easy Steps

Ready to paint like a pro?

Follow along this simple step-by-step guide to painting and see how easy it really is to achieve that perfect finishing coat!

Ready to paint like a pro?

Follow along this simple step-by-step guide to painting and see how easy it really is to achieve that perfect finishing coat!  

Step 1: Begin Sanding

Check the surface for any rough spots, bumps or loose paint. Use your sanding sponge to smooth it all down.

Step 2: Clean Your Surface  

Mix a drop or so of mild detergent with warm water before wiping down your surface with a clean cloth. After this, go over this with one final wipe - this time using a clean cloth damp with water to remove any soap. Now we wait until everything is completely dry!

Step 3: Drop Those Dropsheets

Cover anything you to protect from splashes, including the floor! If you are working with a large space, move the dropsheet around as you go.

Step 4: Tape It Up

The last step before we crack open those tins! Tape up anything you want to protect such as light switches, power points, door knobs and trims. Be sure to overlap your tape with the previous peice for a few centimetres to assist with removal and ensure no cracks are missed! Once happy with your placement, firmly press it down from edge to edge - ensuring no paint manages to seep its way underneath all your hardwork!

Step 5: Give it a coat of Prep Plus

If you notice one too many rough spots, we suggest applying a coat of Prep Plus by Tint before painting your colour coat. Prep Plus is the perfect primer and is an important step if you're painting walls with stains, marks, a high-gloss or darker coloured surfaces that are receiving a makeover!

Step 6: Get Stirring

Give your paint a good stir, ensuring you get all the way to the bottom. Stir for no less than a minute and you will notice a consistent colour - be sure to stir our white paint too! Keep your paint tin and tools on your drop sheet and close to your painting surface to avoid any unwanted spills!

Step 7: Start by Cutting In

'Cutting in' simply means using a brush to paint around the edges of your space or other obstructions such as window trims and light switches. This ensures you will not get too close when using a roller as it is harder to control. Start with your edges, then blend out any excess paint with back & forth strokes to create a smooth edge. We suggest starting each new stroke in a dry area away from your previous wet edge and work back towards it with an overlap of approximately 10cm. This will create a smooth border.
We recommend painting from the top-down; i.e ceiling, walls then trim, but the choice is up to you!

Step 8: Get the Good Times Rolling

Start by filling your tray about half full with paint, then dip your roller in and roll upwards until the tray is evenly coated but not dripping. Ensure your roller is well coated before starting & consider using an extension pole to save your back from bending down when you need to re-dip your roller!
Time to pick a side to begin and make your way across in large columns. The best way to achieve a smooth finish is to roll in a large zig-zag pattern, as if you were drawing a stretched out M or W - overlapping each roll a bit as you go. When it comes to reloading your roller, restart your painting on a dry spot before rolling back over an existing patch - this ensures you don't put too much paint on one section.

Take it slow and steady, using gentle, steady pressure with your roller to avoid creating any splashes!

Repeat Steps: 6 through to 8

Just like your standard wash, rinse and repeat cycle, we recommend painting two coats for the best possible finish, leaving at least 2 hours between each coat.

Remember to store your tools in your accessories bag to prevent them from drying out in between coats!

Clean & Enjoy Your Masterpiece

Once all your coats are complete, let your paint dry for approximately 20mins - definitely no more than 24hrs - before removing your tape. Thanks to our water-based paints, clean up is a breeze! Simply wash your tools with warm soapy water and rinse until your water runs clear. Be sure to let them dry before putting them away.

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