When you are painting your wall and wish to match the texture of the paint the easiest method that experts apply is to check the paint that is already on the wall. The texture that a paint brush leaves on the wall is different from the texture that a roller cover leaves. Many home owners do not know that the fact that there are many types of roller covers that have nap thicknesses that leave a different texture on the wall of your home!
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Steve Silvers is the former CEO of Empire Today and currently the owner of Paint Squad- an eminent home improvement company. He says that when you are painting the walls of your home, it is important for you to keep the above in mind. He says that when you are using roller covers, it is prudent to keep an extra in hand just in case you need one to match the paint texture on the wall.
Know more on directional roller covers
Now roller covers are needed to match the texture of the paint color of your wall at times. The nap on the covers are directional in nature- very much like the nap that you find in wall-to-wall carpeting. Now, if you take your hand along the carpet and cover roll it in one direction, you will find that the fibers of the carpet tend to stand up. However, when you roll it in the opposite direction, you will find that the fibers of the carpet will lay down. This is the same with directional rollers you use. The direction in which you roll them on the wall will affect the texture that you leave, he says.
Tipping off with roller frames
There is another common technique that painters use when they are painting walls. This technique has the sole objective to create a consistent texture and it is called tipping off. This procedure entails the painter to apply paint on the wall, evenly roll it out and come over to the area where the paint has been just applied to gently give it a final roll in a single direction. This is often seen when the paint is rolled over from the ceiling to the floor. The roller frame weight is only used and you do not have to apply any kind of additional pressure on it, he says.
Once you have used the roller covers, you should cover it up in a grocery bag so that the paint does not dry off on you. Once the touch-up is dry all you need to do is flip the roller frame so that its elbow faces the opposite direction of the last paint pass- this will help touch up the area again, he says.
Steve Silvers says that good painting contractors will use the above techniques so when you are looking for skilled ones, ensure you ask them questions and check their credentials before hiring them for the job!