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Painting 101 ?'s

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Okay, I've read some here. Can't find one thread that was long and really good, talked about not doing the w that you see on all the shows, nice even strokes and a bunch of other stuff.

Probably stupid questions, but here goes. I've been priming some rooms, treating them as practice sessions (couple had issues and felt it was worth it). I'm trying not to apply pressure with the roller on a pole, but I still am getting a little squeeze out sometimes. Any suggestions? Also, how much paint should be on the roller to start with? I've been practicing doing the cutting out and feel good about that. Feel pretty good with roller right now, but figured I'd ask since I've been putting a lot of work on the house and rooms and didn't want to mess them up now. I'll be using BM Regal, at least I think that is the name.
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Throwing in the towel, how do I select a decent painter for hire?

I'm painting a huge house (a multi year project as it turns out), and we want to let someone else finish it. Is it better to pick an independent or perhaps a chain? I live in Indianapolis and have gotten quotes from an indianapolis painter that's a chain. How do I tell if they're any good? They've supplied references, but they could be "cherry picking."
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