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Old 01-14-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Roller Splatter

I am getting ready to paint one wall an accent color but do not want splatter on the 2 adjacent walls when I roll. Do the pros usually cover the adjacent walls with plastic when painting just 1 wall a different color?


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Old 01-14-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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Would be a good idea. I myself have never had to cover furniture, or walls, guess its in the technique. But yes, you are much safer to do that and use painters tape so as not to pull off the paint


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Old 01-14-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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No, never
After "cutting in" the first two to four inches with a brush, a premium quality paint with a premium quality roller sleeve, a little concentration on technique (not zinging that thing up and down like a zipper) and there's no need to worry about splatter
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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I agree with Slick just pay attention to what it is that you are doing, and you should be alright.
I would make sure that your first roll is just slightly over a bit, and then you can back roll just a bit after getting it good and wet. A fresh roller will splatter more than one that has not had the paint worked into it.
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I have never had spatter issues... I suspect that the best way to avoid it would be to:

1) Use high-quality paint from a paint store.
2) Use a high-quality cover of sufficient nap.
3) Make sure the cover stays "wet" with paint.
4) Don't roll too fast.
5) Roll up/down, not left/right.

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