Friday, 26 February 2021

Home Repair & Maintenance : How to Prepare Paint

My name is Ryan Parker of Parker Home Renovations in New Braunfels, Texas and today I'm going to teach you how to prepare paint Before painting a room you'll need to know how to prepare the paint

The first thing you can do if it is a one gallon bucket like this, you can actually shake the can for one to two minutes and make sure you get it nice and mixed up Now if it is not a one gallon can or you can't pick it up, what you can do is you can actually pop the top off the can with a flat head screwdriver and you'll want to go around the edges of the can and just pry it up like that Then you can use a paint stick like this and usually they'll give it to you for free from the hardware store where you bought the paint You'll want to stick the stick in the paint and you want to stir it real well for one to two minutes and make sure you get down at the bottom, stir it real well Now another thing you need to know about preparing paint is if you are going to use a roller you can actually use or you'll need to use a roller pan so you'll have to pour the paint in the roller pan

Now if you are using a paint brush you can actually just dip the paint brush directly into the bucket Now when you're almost done using a can of paint and you need to use another can you'll want to mix some of the new can with the old can before you finish the old can because sometimes they tend to have different shades and variations in the paint, just slightly You may see from one to the other if you use two completely different cans so you want to try to mix them to blend them

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