Here are 10 tips to make your painting projects go easier and faster while giving you a professional-looking finish that you’ll be proud of. You’ll also find ingenious tips that can cut your cleanup time and extend the life of your paint brushes.

1. Roll the full length of the wall and keep a wet edge to avoid lap marks
2. By mixing several cans of paint in a large bucket you can keep a consistent colour through-out room
3. Let paint dry then cut tape loose for perfect edge
4. Paint the ceiling 1st then trim & walls
5. Prime & texture wall patches to avoid blotchy finish
6. Clean surfaces so paint bonds well
7. Use cotton drop cloth rather than plastic
8. Feather out paint where you can’t keep a wet edge
9. Sand trim between coats for ultra-smooth finish
10. Roll paint along edges for consistent texture