Painting Tips Videos

The professionals at Acorn Painting offer you tips and tricks to make your next do-it-yourself painting project proceed smoothly and look great!

GO PAINT THAT!

GO PAINT THAT: Office Chalkboard Episode One

GO PAINT THAT: Office Chalkboard Episode Two

Quick Painting Tips

Before Rolling... Clean Your Roller

Getting Paint on Your Roller

Edging In: The "Painter's Pinky"

Edging In: Mike's "Shake Technique"

 
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GO PAINT THAT: Office Chalkboard Episode One

The crew at Acorn Painting likes to use chalkboards to plan projects, so they're adding another painted chalkboard to the wall in their offices. John Wisell walks you through the first step of this project - adding a couple of layers of base paint to the wall. He discusses important preparation steps, tips for steadying your paintbrush, how to apply paint evenly to the wall, tips for taping and painting along edges, how and where to use a roller, and more tips to achieve a professional looking result.

 
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GO PAINT THAT: Office Chalkboard Episode Two

Mike Dever, co-owner of Acorn Painting, walks you through how to paint a chalkboard on any wall - a versatile and fun way to organize ideas, share art projects, or keep your kids occupied! Mike shows how to outline the area in tape, fill in voids and sand to prep the wall surface for painting, and why these steps are important. He also discusses the right type of roller (and other tools) to use for a chalkboard project and tips for how best to apply the paint. 

 
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Quick Painting Tips

Before Rolling... Clean Your Roller

Before you get rolling, take a minute to "de fuzz" your paint roller to get the best result!

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Quick Painting Tips

Getting Paint on Your Roller

 

Tips for getting good, even paint coverage on your paint roller.

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Quick Painting Tips

Edging In: The "Painter's Pinky" 

John Wisell demonstrates how he uses his pinky finger to steady his paintbrush while cutting in edges.

 
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Quick Painting Tips

Edging In: Mike's "Shake Technique"

Mike Dever shows how he gets a clean edge around objects when painting.

 
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