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Old 09-29-2005, 07:21 PM  
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I'm looking to paint my walls and realized that there are many different techniques!!

What would be the differene between using a sponge, coarse rollers, napped rollers and patterned walls? I would like to keep the job simple and yet have a professional appeal. Please advise! Thanks!

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Old 10-06-2005, 04:38 PM  
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have you thought of taping up the walls and doing some smart stripes? it's easy to do and it looks very professional

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Old 10-18-2005, 08:42 PM  
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I think you may be confusing technigue with what look you are trying to achieve. All the things you have mentioned are different items that achieve a different look. What is it you want ? All painters have thier own technique of achieving those looks. For example I can tell one guys sponging from another by thier different techigues each one uses.
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:03 PM  
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house doctor, just looking for painted walls? Latex paint, 2" brush for cutting in the ceiling, mop board, windows, doors, switches and outlets, 9" roller with a 3/8" cover. Two coats are better than 1. Have fun, Mick.
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There are various techniques for painting walls. I think you should paint your walls by using roller. The main benefit of painting by roller is the speed of application and versatility.
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The most effective method of painting with a roller is to paint 2-or 3-square-foot areas at a time. Roll the paint on in a zigzag pattern without lifting the roller from the wall, as if you're painting a large M, W, or backward N. Then, still without lifting the roller, fill in the blanks of the letters with more horizonta
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I would try every technique until I found one I liked. Each will look slightly different

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