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10. Application, part 1

PAINTING SECRETS: Did you know it takes two to paint properly? Learn the basics of each role from Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard.

Thu, 5 Aug 2010|

Painting is a 2-person job. We're gonna have you be the roll-or. Okay. and I'm gonna be the brush-or. Uh huh. You always wanna have an extension pole. One of the things you wanna be able to do is reach from floor to ceiling and back and forth. You'd be able to control this. So, let me give you a little couple of tips on how to work with this. Now, I'm right-handed, so that power our hand is gonna go at the bottom of our extension pole, which gives us leverage. And we can give ourselves more if we need it just by pushing in the button and pulling out. Now, the way that you wanna stand is about all shoulder's width apart. Okay. The hips are basically perpendicular or like a T-bone basically. Okay, hip here, wall there. And what we're gonna do is the first stroke with loaded paint is always up. This is called the damp, okay, `cause we're actually forcing the paint to roll inside of the wall. The second stroke, it's a straight down, is called the set . We're setting the paint to the wall and the third is always up in the same position and that is called the lay . So, 3 easy strokes. That's it. All in a line. Right, and then we go ahead. No W? No W's, no M's. Here's a little secret. We always turn the U part, which is called the yoke, away from the direction which you paint. It forces and keeps the roller on the frame so it won't walk off the frame as you work. I need to, before you start rolling, cut in, so I'm the brush-or, roll-or, brush-or, okay? Divide and conquer, Yin and Yang. We're working together here, right? [time=0:01:30 Right. So, what I would do is actually use the brush. Now, we've got our cutting in container here, our milk jug container. You dip, you wiggle, and pat to load. Again, that's dip, wiggle, and pat to load. And then what we can do is use the same rules. We paint up to damp, we paint down to set, and we paint up to lay. And again, what's good about it, if you have to stop, this has a little catch, so I'll actually hold the brush above. So, I think, we're ready to paint. Yeah. Don't you? Yup. Yeah. Let's get some green on this wall. Let's get the green on this wall.