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wfischer 03-14-2008 12:52 PM

Painting a difficult wall.
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A friend suggested to me that I could paint this room easily by using a 3/4" nap (or thicker) roller. Will that work, or am I going to be stuck painting with a brush?

DepotDweller 03-14-2008 03:57 PM

I'd think if you rolled, you won't be happy and will end up pulling out the brush......I'd brush it from the get go.......unless you can spray it. Hmmmm, maybe brush the crevaces then roll? eh, I'd just brush.

p.s. have the kid do it.

wfischer 03-14-2008 04:18 PM

LOL. Not my kid, and he's no help anyway. His mom helped with some of the work I did in the kitchen, but I'm planning on painting over Easter weekend and I'm guessing she probably has plans. Nope, I think I'll be doing this one on my own.

Part of the reason I don't want to brush is because I'm stuck with Behr paint, which isn't known for its superior leveling capabilities.

slickshift 03-14-2008 05:06 PM

Your going to need brushwork there anyway
I'm sure those slots will need it
But you'll need it around all that other stuff anyway

wfischer 03-15-2008 01:36 AM

Are you volunteering to help? =)

mark942 03-15-2008 04:42 AM

3/4 inch nap roller and a 4 inch block brush.Roll out the large areas and back brush to flatten out fat lines,while cutting in all corners ect. Looks like a tight area,Almost like painting a bathroom........I am betting another sheen will be applied as well..........Good Luck

DepotDweller 03-15-2008 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by wfischer (Post 107802)
Are you volunteering to help? =)

<waving hand> I've never been to Alaska!:laughing:

USP45 03-15-2008 08:14 AM

Have a paint ball fight!
serious, i would brush then roll

DepotDweller 03-15-2008 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by USP45 (Post 107823)
Have a paint ball fight!
serious, i would brush then roll

DAMN, why didn't I think of that? :laughing:

wfischer 03-15-2008 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by mark942 (Post 107807)
Looks like a tight area,Almost like painting a bathroom........

Not only is it tight, it's an awkward area to paint because of the stairs. I"m going to have to use a roller-on-a-pole, or rig something up to stand on, probably both to get certain spots.

Here's a couple more photos for you.

Wood Butcher 03-15-2008 11:46 AM

you MIGHT be able to do this whole job with one of those real small diameter rollers, the ones that don't go on a cage, but rather just on bent piece of rod ( they usually have a blue handle ) Those "joints" look pretty wide, so you might be able to get one in there. Go to the roller isle in HD and you will see what I mean

You will still need a brush to cut in, but these small rollers will go a lot of places full size rollers won't (GREAT for behind toilets)

mark942 03-16-2008 04:49 AM

Had to laugh when I looked at the new pictures,narrow,tall,crevices,flat,entry to another room. I think I would just mask the whole thing off. Booth it if you will.Hook up a 2` extension pole with a 4-12 tip and spray it all out. I am thinking a guy could stand mid way on the stairs and pretty much get to all he needed to get to.Ever try to put foot extensions on a step ladder? I did, just for stairs. I wouldn't want OSHA seeing them though.................:thumbsup:

chrisn 03-16-2008 07:28 AM

Part of the reason I don't want to brush is because I'm stuck with Behr :furious: :no: paint,

Run away! Fast!:laughing: :whistling2:

wfischer 03-17-2008 09:05 AM

Yeah, well that's what you get for buying a 5 gallon bucket of paint without knowing it's not a good brand first.

movado 03-17-2008 05:03 PM

A 9 inch 3/4 roller, 4 inch brush and the little giant ladder will do the trick! Back brush what you roll. It looks harder than it probably is and the longer you look and contemplate the harder it gets. You will be surprised that its not so bad!

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