paint roller brush

One can experience frustration while painting a room for different reasons. The most familiar reasons are weird walls, low-quality paints, or inadequate tools. It could also be that you are misusing your paint roller brush. However, it would be best never to fall victim to some errors anymore. 

This content focuses on six common painting problems that one can avoid. Follow closely before you proceed with your next room makeover.

Common painting problems with painting tools 

  1. Don’t use a bone-dry paint roller

It is always good to wet your paint roller brush. Just spray some sprinkles of water on it. It allows the roller to soak more paint than one would have assumed. Similarly, you should not be overwhelmed and add too much water to it. 

As a matter of fact, it is better to remove excess water using a good shake and paper towel. The truth is that if your roller has absorbed so much water, it will not be able to take in more water. Hence, a little sprinkling, a slight shaking, and a little cleaning before dipping it in the can of paint. 

  1. Don’t think a paint roller brush can serve all purposes 

First and foremost, a paint roller brush has its task description – it is not a multipurpose tool. Also, a roller brush may not be suitable for all types of projects. The best roller is a function of the job. For finishes, you can opt for a 3/8-inch-thick roller, a thinner or 1/4 for high-gloss, ad ¾ or ½ inch thick for a textured wall. 

  1. Don’t wipe the paint roller brush against the rim of the can 
Woman painter using a paint roller brush

It is a bad habit to wipe the brush against the can’s rim. It often makes the lid a mess. Rather than a wipe, it would be best if you allowed the brush to drip while you removed the excess paint. You can carefully tap the brush’s bristles against the can if you have to. 

  1. Do not fully immerse your paint roller into the can 

Dipping the paint roller into the can is not a good idea. The paint should only be at the halfway point of the bristles. You may waste paint and cause more mess with complete immersion. 

  1. Make your paint strokes 12 inches or more. 

Your paint strokes will be smoother if your stroke is about your arm’s length – that means the stroke of your paint roller brush should not be shorter than 12 inches. It helps to achieve a smoother result

  1. Take proper care of your tools. 

Many people do not care about their tools when they are not using them. As such, the tools can be damaged, crusty, and unusable. You can always secure your tools in a grocery bag or wrapped with plastic wrap. You will meet your tools in good shape and ready for continuous use the next day. 

Your paint roller brush plays a critical role; some could argue it is the most important tool after the paint itself. Hence, it would be best to take proper care of this tool.