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“Today, I’m gonna teach you guys how to paint a room like a pro but as a homeowner. We’re gonna teach you all of the skills that you need, and we’re going to show you the tools.

If you can’t finish, your project really shouldn’t be starting. So let’s learn this skill, Let’s drive-through and watch the whole video. I’m going to show you everything you need to learn. Let’s just jump right into the rig.

This is all you need, you can pack all the stuff in a knapsack and take a bus to work. It’s not that tricky. We’re going to show you techniques and skills so that you don’t get caught in the tape trap.

What I mean by that is there are lots of videos out there that will show homeowners. Oh, we don’t think homeowners have enough skill to use a paintbrush. So we’re going to make you put $40 on the tape all over your room and waste half your day doing it. In this video, I’m going to show you how to avoid that. I’m going to show you how to paint this hallway as fast as you can tape it.

So no blue tape, let’s just get right into the skills and tricks. We’re going to teach you everything you need to know in this video so that you can master the art of painting. Because if you know how to paint, you can do things to your house that is the greatest return on investment is to paint your house inside, outside, and kitchen cabinets.

It doesn’t matter what you want to paint. When you’re done with this video, you’re going to have the skills and confidence to do it. Remember, on the scale of difficulty, painting is number one. It’s the easiest thing there is to learn on the market. But it’s the greatest skill to have because if you can’t paint, you can’t finish.

Must-Have Tools

Okay, so here are the must-haves. All right, we got to have a paint tray. You want to have a liner, especially as a homeowner, because what the liner does, it allows you to finish your job and just throw this in the garbage so you don’t have to wash everything. This little yellow arm, it’s nice to have, but it’s not a definite you’re going to want to have a nice cage like this.

Okay, this is the Worcester Sherlock handle, and this slides in. It has a pin and does a positive lock. Never again are you going to have to paint while the handle is spinning off? This is amazing.

Once you have that setup, you’ve got the ability now to extend and retract it. This Rod reduces your work by about 60% to 70%. It makes the job effortless.

We use microfiber, this is an 18 mil. There we go. That’s my rolling rig. You’re also going to want to have a three-inch angle brush.

This is my three-inch angle brush. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can get a good one for about $20. And then I’ve got my 5 in 1 tool.

This is a scraper and used as a screwdriver. Also, when you’re all done today, it will clean all the extra paint out of the roller sleeve. By the time you’re done painting, you’re going to have almost a quarter of paint sitting in this thing. So this will make sure that you don’t have to spend so much time washing your hair.

And it will also put the paint back in the can, so you’ve got it for touch-ups later. You’re going to want to have an alpha knife because have I ever done a job in my entire life I didn’t pull out a knife at least once?

Of course, you’re going to want a ladder if you’re vertically challenged like I am. And you’re going to want to pull some sort of a sanding pad. Remember, a good paint job is all about preparation, If you’re not sanding in between coats, you’re going to get poor performance.

Now let’s just jump right into it. What separates a good paint job from a bad paint job is the material. I’ve been using different paints for a lot of years I’ve been using C two for the last twelve on and off in different jobs. I love this painting. High washability, high wear, and great for high traffic areas.

They have proprietary technology, they use poly whey as their hardener. So the strength in this paint isn’t coming from an oil-based product, so there are no resins, which means there’s no shortage, no supply issues. That’s why we’re promoting this right now.

The other thing is it has very low VOCs, which means when you paint, your house doesn’t smell like you painted for a week. Amazing. Okay. No headaches. Cheers to that.


When it comes time to paint, all you’ve got to do is clean the space, put down a tarp, and then you got to remove all your cover plates because this is where the preparation comes in. That’s where the knife comes in handy. Back out all your screws, and take all the cover plates off. Do not paint around cover plates. That is not cool.

So the purpose of this video is not to show you how to paint from new drywall, It’s to show you how to repaint. Most people want to do a paint job because, well, let’s face it, the colors are ugly or they’re living in a brand new house and the builder used cheap paint and they can’t wash the walls.

Step one is to grab some trim paint and fix all of these mistakes right here where they were painting the wall and they got the wall paint all over the trim. Not cool, because if you come along and you do a nice job, you’re going to have three colors sitting right there. It’s going to scream. So, before you start take some trim paint and make sure that that edge is painted. Now, I don’t care if you get it all over the wall, because you’re going to come back and cut a new line.

But just make sure that any old paint is covered up. There we go. That’s much better. The same holds for the ceilings. You might find that you have to paint the whole ceiling.

Paint your ceiling if you have to, start with a clean palette. If you need to learn how to paint a ceiling, it’s a little different technique. When you’re painting ceilings, we follow different rules and walls. Okay, it’s just about which direction you want to paint.

Sanding Your Walls

Next step, once you’ve got your ceiling lines cleaned up and your trim lines cleaned up you’re going to want to sand. Just use a sanding sponge if you have to. You don’t have to spend good money on a ring.

I’ll guarantee you. When the builders painted this, they did not do any sanding, and the walls feel like sandpaper.

This wall has to be sanded properly. Now, the coolest thing is we’re ready to paint right now. No tape. Don’t waste any time.

It’s funny because there are two things that the painting world never teaches homeowners to sand, which is amazing. After all, the difference between a wall that’s been sanded versus a wall that hasn’t been sanded is the touch.

You can walk into any house in the world and just go like this, and if it’s not smooth like a baby’s bum, it wasn’t sanded. And, you know, because it’s just gritty, it feels like a dirty wall. I think one of the reasons they don’t tell you the sand is because they want you to not be happy with the finished product. So you buy another gallon of paint, and try doing it all over again. I don’t know.

The other thing they’d ever tell you is to use a paint stick. Come on, be honest. Every time you see a commercial or a movie, any advertisement from a paint company, they always got somebody standing there painting the wall like this. And everybody thinks that’s normal. This is the most abnormal painting technique in the whole world. Nobody who ever made a dollar 95 over a lifetime paints that way.

There’s a reason for it. Hey, this is a lot easier. You can extend the pole and put your hands below your heart when you’re working, which means half the work. It’s not all the stress in your forearms because you’re holding the darn thing right. Now you can use two hands, and do half the work again.

And on top of that, you can get much even distribution of the paint. Right. It’s going to blow your mind when you see how easy this is. Now, just for the record, the color here is Bubba Ganoush. It’s from C Two.

We have a new arrangement with C Two Paint so you guys can get this great, affordable quality paint. Check the video description for the details and the deal that we have for you. This is one of the highest quality paints on the market today. Rivals Benjamin Moore. But we’re going to get you a much better price.

Consider it. They don’t use oil-based resins to make their paint hard and washable, so they don’t have supply issues. Now, I hope this turns out it looks like I’m going to be painting cream on cream.

Yeah, that’s different. All right, guys, so the paintbrush is brand new right now. Okay? I don’t have anything loaded into it. So what I’m doing is I’ve got about two and a half inches of paint left in this can, all right?

And I’m just pushing the paint into the brush until I get it loaded up enough I’m not going to try to cut the ceiling line. Now, the wall here is a flat paint, oddly enough. So what we want to do is we want to drive our paintbrush nice and slow, about a quarter-inch from the ceiling.

Whenever you’re painting a new washable paint over something flat, you want to get the first coat of paint on before you try to be too delicate and too close to the surface. The paint doesn’t slide and doesn’t move well on flat paint. So at the second coat, that’s when we’ll push that right into the corner. You’ll see, when we get there, this works well.

While you’re on a ladder, do the other side of the hall while you’re at. There we go.

All right, well, today we’ve got a brand new person that we’ve selected from our Instagram and Facebook photos, and we’re going to do a shout-out to Russell. Russell, awesome job on your bathroom renovation and listen, guys, if you want to get a shout-out, let us know. Give us your name, give us your city, where you’re from, and then share your project. It’s amazing to see you guys working hard DIY in your houses, but you got to follow us on our socials, Instagram and Facebook.

Check the information below in the video description jump in there and start sending us your pictures of your success stories. Okay. We like to share with the world so everybody else can be encouraged to go ahead and DIY, too. Cheers. Well done. But let’s get back to the video.

How To Cut An Outside Corner

Here we go. Now we got the paintbrush working I’m going to show you how to cut the outside of the wall. Generally speaking, outside corners are sharp edges.

You want to use the heel of the brush, which is this part right here. Set your brush on it and it will fan out again. Draw about a quarter inch away and you get a Ridge paint. Now you come back with the paint and you can just draw right up against the edge of that corner.

You don’t ever want to use a roller here. When you stand on the other side looking this way, you don’t want to see two colors. All right. This is the secret. So if you just use the heel, draw a line, and then you can push that paint right up to the edge, you’ll get a perfect edge. That’s how the pros cut in the corners.

How To Cut In Baseboards

Now, if you’re going to be painting your walls and you’re changing the color, you’re not going to want to change all your baseboards and paint them again. And all your other trim again. This is like the ceiling, only upside down. The secret here, is you want your head to be able to see underneath, so you got to get close to the ground here.

Same thing. Draw that line but a quarter-inch out. Make sure you don’t have too much paint in your brush for this. And you can push it down, and then you can just pull it forward. If you’re collecting too much paint, pull it away and start over.

Here we go. That’s a nice edge. This is one of the highest quality paints on the market today. This is the new Poly Whey. This looks like a one-color coverage paint, but it’s not.

We show you how to cut the ceiling, how to do outside corners, and how to cut the trim. I’m going to just cut the rest of this room real quick because you want to do all of your brushwork and then roll your first coat. The only other thing you need to know about cutting in is this. When you’ve got wall plugs and switches, and outlets, you want to brush the region because you never want your roller to get too close. A sure sign of someone being in too much of a hurry is when the electrical socket has got paint all over it.

Okay. And if you find yourself just a little bit too much paint, you can see the brush marks. Dust it out, get rid of those. There we go. Now it’s time to roll.

How To Roll

Now it’s time to do the rolling. But before you do that, remember, we’re dealing with a paint that’s got a lot of technology and acrylic in it.

Time to wash this brush don’t wait till the end of the job or for the brush to be garbage, that is a pro tip. All right, well, here’s the rig. This has got the rest of our paint in it.

What I want to do is first I want to load the roller up. It takes a minute. It’s just a matter of pushing that paint in there. Get it nice and full. There we go. Be patient. Now, if you have good quality paint, it won’t drip.

You get what you pay for out there, guys. Now the rolling hallways are amazingly difficult because of working with a stick. Oh, look at that. It just passes. It just clears.

So if I don’t extend it, I can work from top to bottom, and that’s how you want to roll. None of this W business. You want to just get this up here and just really lightly, hardly touch the wall and the paint will come off all on its own. You want to go about two rollers wide, and then you want to go back where you started because there’s a lot of extra paint on that part of the wall. You want to get close to the edge, but not over the edge. So about a half an inch away, and that will add texture to that earlier brushwork.

Always stop a few inches from the bottom and a few inches from the top. That’s why my cut line is about four inches tall, so I never risk hitting the ceiling. All right. What we’re doing here right now, we’re trying to make the texture on the wall consistent. Every paint company has got a different coverage, the materials are made differently. If you find that your wall just looks too wet and too thick, keep stretching this out until it’s not the case anymore. I am blown away by the coverage of this paint. I love this new cabinet trimming wall paint, man.

If you have a saggy texture or it’s a little different, just back roll. Now that the roller is getting dry, it will pick up the extra paint off the wall, and it’ll make sure everything looks the same.

This is not about speed, this is about perfection. Let’s not be like these guys that are out there with a double-wide roller trying to paint a whole wall in 9 seconds, that’s a disaster It always is.

Because this paint has great coverage we’re going to leave a bit of a gap this time so when we back roll, we can roll back onto it. Now, there’s a lot in painting, It’s called the wet edge. I did not pick up as much paint as the first time here because I’m just trying to make this easy.

The wet edge is right here. Okay. And you always want to be painting where the wet edge is before it starts to dry. Remember we talked about paints nowadays having a lot of technology in them and it might say on the can it takes 2 hours to dry, but that’s just because there are still houses out there that are last in plaster. If you see any lint, get rid of it and back roll it.

There are still houses out there that are left in plaster and that technology does take about 2 hours for acrylic paint to dry. So the instructions on the can are based on worse conditions. Truth is, this stuff can dry in 20 minutes on the wall.

So you want to keep your lead edge wet, which means if you start painting with the roller and the phone rings, you don’t stop painting, you finish the wall and you call them back or you will have a definitive Ridge. It’ll dry in that few minutes that you’re gone and then you’re going to have to pull out the sanding block.

You’re just melting this paint into itself to get the perfect look. Now, if you’ve never seen anybody paint with a stick like this before, how easy does that look compared to holding it by hand? The stick only costs about $20 and you’re going to reach you don’t need a ladder, gravity does have to work.

Nice and controlled, straight up and down and then back roll to pick up the extra paint, leave the texture consistent on the wall and that is all you need to know. The truth is if you use good quality tools and good quality paint, painting is easy. Yeah, a lot of fun. Anyone who says they don’t like to paint is doing it wrong. This is incredibly satisfying.

I have one more rule because when you’re rolling with paint, you’re actually rolling in a direction and you create a grain with the texture and you may not see it as long as you’re always rolling in the same direction. Resist the temptation to ever change the direction of the roll. Okay, if you have a big window here and you only have a 1ft section of wall, don’t go left to right. It’ll show you’ll see it in the texture and the wall that you change directions. Just use your roller down here like this and do short little rolls.

Never change the direction of the roller on a wall ever. The best thing about modern paint, guys, is about an hour after you’ve done the first coat, you can jump in in the second coat. If you’ve got conditioned air. If you’ve got air conditioning or a decent heating system in your home not going to be a problem. Just throw a fan on for a few minutes and help speed up the drawing process.

And then you’re going to want to sand one more time. Do this. Check your walls. You’ll feel it. Okay, one more time.

Because this paint is only an hour old, you will see all the changes of where you sanded something off as well if you look down the light properly.

We just tried to bring the camera over because I can see this playing his day up against the light. The camera can’t pick it up. The truth is cameras lie. Why everything you’re looking at on YouTube looks ten times better than it does in reality.

The secret is when you’re doing a paint job, just trust me and do the sand in between coats. Feel the wall before you sand and after it’ll blow your mind the difference in the texture. Okay, this is the secret, all right. To have a great finish. I’m going to show you how to do the second cut because the second cut is where you get your precision line.

How To Do Precision Cut

Whenever you’re painting a flat surface, you need to do the precision cut on the second coat. What it is is there’s not as much resistance. So you don’t need a lot of paint in your brush and be able to draw a perfect line without having a snowplow up on you. Do you know what I mean? Right.

So here, let’s just show you. So here’s the thing. You push the brush in, you load it up, and then you clean it off. You don’t want too much paint.

You want it inside the brush, not on top of it. Now, we’re going to be running a nice long straight line again, right underneath the other one. But this time we’re going to push the brush right into the crack, right into the crease.

You can come out from either side. All right? And you’re just going to use the tip of that brush. And that’s how you get a nice straight line.

If you use too much paint or you push too hard or you try to be too quick and push it all over the ceiling, but just a little bit of pressure because you’re painting from inside the brush, you can put the bristles right into the corner, and it’ll come up perfect. I got to get that corner. Here we go. Kind of leaning off the ladder here a little too much.

Now, one of the rules is when you’re doing your second coat, every wall surface that you paint, you paint all the cut on one wall, and then you roll that wall, and then you move to the next one. Because the first coat it’s okay If you can see the lines and the roller, it doesn’t matter. The first cut takes a long time, but once you get that first coat dry, you want to make sure you’re finishing one surface at a time.

So you cut and roll each surface individually, and that is how you’re going to make sure that you can blend. We talked about the wet edge. This cut can be wet at the same time as I’m rolling. So now I’m blending the brush marks in with the roller to put texture on it, and then you won’t see brush marks.

Now, if you’re interested in learning about how to do DIY renovations, we have lots of videos on the channel to help you out with projects. The thing is, there are a lot of changes that have happened in the industry with building technology and construction technology over the last I’m going to say 80 years. Ever since 1941, when they started the National Building Code, a lot of different materials have come out and different technology. So we went from laughing plaster to drywall with plaster, from oil-based to acrylic paints.

So there’s no such thing as a need for primer If It’s anything after 1975 unless they had oil paint on there for some reason, you only need to use a transition primer in certain circumstances. The truth is, not everything is as simple as you like it to be, so consider joining our membership program for $5 a month, you can have access to our form in an email, or you can send in pictures and ask us questions about your particular job. All you got to do is tell us the age of your home and where you live and then put in the question. We’ll be able to help you out.

So when you’re doing your second roll, you want to start where you started your cut in so that you’re trying to get the wet roller to make contact with the wet brushwork. Okay, that’s about it. Resist the temptation to use too much product. You can tell when you’re using quality paint, you get a great hide already. So we’re just looking for an extra 30% hide so you can stretch it out. Instead of one roller, you can go two or three.

The only other thing you want to do is try not to roll dry. Don’t roll it so it gets so dry that you’re pushing too hard. It just makes it a lot of work. All right, you should be able to just move the stick up and down without putting a lot of pressure and get the job accomplished.

Remember, this is supposed to be fun, not a lot of work. Okay?

Curing Process

So you can see that after two coats, with the bright kind of finish and good distribution of the paint, you get a really good look. Now one more thing you need to know is that most paints on the market that have a high washability, and high durability technology are also a 30-day curing process. Okay? That means that after you’ve done the painting, it might be dry within a couple of hours. It might feel nice and hard the next day.

But resist the temptation to hang pictures or Mount fixtures or anything like that on a freshly painted surface for at least 48 hours. Give it two days. Make sure it starts to get hard after 30 days. You can then be free to do any kind of washing. If you get some dirty fingerprints or some crayon on the paint don’t wash it off for the first 30 days because you’re going to interrupt the curing process and you’ll get that smudge Mark it will wreck your paint shop.


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The membership program is designed so that you can have access to me and I can help answer your questions. You can even send us pictures in our member’s forum that we’ve created for you. Okay, it’s only $5 a month and you get great access to us in the live shows as well so come along for the ride and if you’re working on an older house that needs a lot of patching repairs then consider clicking this video right here. We did this a few years ago. It teaches all my tips and tricks so that you can make your house look brand new before you paint because that’s the secret to success.

Cheers to next time. Bye.”

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