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Old 06-19-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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I'm painting the sitting room, hallway and living room in my house the same color. I won't be able to do this all in one shot. The walls are continuous above the doorways so I have to figure out how to blend the stop and start areas so they look good or else it will be totally visible where I stopped one day and started again another. Any ideas?? thanks

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Old 06-19-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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Either use a good quality flat paint or cut and roll one full wall at a time keeping a wet edge. Good luck.

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Old 06-21-2006, 12:25 AM   #3
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Why not use an 18 inch roller, the walls will go quicker.
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Seems easy enough...stop at the corners!
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I wish it were as easy as stopping at the corners. Continuous walls and ceilings everywhere. I decided to paint everything in on shot. I was trying to keep certain rooms usable while painting so family members wouldn't complain. Oh well, too bad. I'm going to use the 18" roller on the large sections of wall. They seem to make fast work of large areas. I never used one before so I'm sure it will take a little getting used to. Something else I'm gonna try is the Accubrush MX professionsal paint edger jumbo kit. I've never been a fan of painting gadgets but have heard some good things about it. Life will be alot easier if it lives up to it's reputation. thanks
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The bigger roller is easy to use, as you will find out. Also you have less back rolling to do. Good luck with the paint job.
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Oh look- Davi with the EXACT same post as on 3 other threads!
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lol DAVI, completely disregarding the question and spewing promotional talking points. You should be a politician!
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You should make sure you buy paint in 5 gallon pails if you are using the same color and have that much space to do. Then mix them together to even out any minor tinting differences. If using one gallon mixes it is imperative you mix them together before painting.

If you do this, you should not experience color differences. Just be sure to stir heavy pigmented colors on a regular basis. Obviously you want to prep properly and plan on two coats.
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Wooster makes a bin with casters on it for using an 18" roller. However, 18" is primarily for painting floors. On a wall it can be cumbersome, sloppy, and contribute to operator fatigur twice as fast. I'd re-think that one, if it's not too late.The 5-gal bucket and grid and boxing your gallons is the way to go in a large area.
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[QUOTE=Mr. Paint;856014]Wooster makes a bin with casters on it for using an 18" roller. However, 18" is primarily for painting floors. On a wall it can be cumbersome, sloppy, and contribute to operator fatigur twice as fast. I'd re-think that one, if it's not too late.The 5-gal bucket and grid and boxing your gallons is the way to go in a large area.[/QUOTE

Lots of guys use 18 rollers on walls and ceilings with no problems. If your using the proper roller sleeve and know how to use a roller it shouldn't be sloppy at all. I have never heard that an 18 roller is primarily for floor coatings, although they do work well for that too.

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