Painting Walls Using a Roller

Painting Walls Using a Roller

To view the previous video in this series click: In this video series, pro painter Bill Nunn,
consultant for The Family Handyman magazine, gives pointers for DIYers on how to
transform a room with paint. He covers the tools you’ll need, the essential
preparation steps, protecting surfaces with masking tape, some tricks for
“cutting in”, and how to roll on paint effectively. Whether you’re a
beginner or a seasoned DIYer, you’ll pick up handy tips for your next paint


  1. I have watched enough Youtube videos to know that his method is not recommended. Edging should not be dry when you roll.

  2. No such thing as horizontal rolling! No need for tin foil!!! When we go for a joint, and a couple a beers, all we do is load the roller, and dip the brush, don't clean them off! Rest the brush on edge of paint container ( Hopefully you weren't stupid enough to carry around a full gallon) good for up to an hour with paint, ten or twenty for primer.

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for the video, great one! Just one question, at the end of the video, after going for a break, you mentioned something about a second painting. Will this be the same colour and at the same spot that was painted? Regards

  4. Not good practice starting at the bottom of the wall with a roller full of paint as you have to then drag it to the top…far better off starting in the middle and pulling the paint up and down…easier to get an even coat

  5. places like the home depot say roll in a "v" or "w" patterns.  Does it really matter whether u do it straight up and down like this guy, or is there a difference in the outcome between the straight up and down versus the "v" and "w" pattern?

  6. Just a few things things. On paint jobs that will require more than one gallon (which most jobs will) "box" the paint (i.e. mix equal parts of paint from different cans as this will even out any slight variations of pigment from one gallon to the next, especially on custom colors). Also instead of using trays (especially on big jobs) get a clean five gallon bucket and a paint screen so you do not have to fill the tray every 5 minutes. And instead of covering your brush when going to lunch take a few minutes and clean it thoroughly (but do cover the paint in the cut bucket to avoid getting a "skin" on top of the paint. I also clean my cut brush once an hour to prevent any paint that has worked its way up the bristles when cutting ceilings from drying on it). I use a damp rag to cover my 5 gal bucket with the roller hanging on the top (not submerged in the paint). Note this is not meant as a criticism of this mans work (he seems like a very professional and competent painter) just adding a few tips I have picked up over the years.

  7. LMAO I've been to many youtube videos: video games, costumes, movie reviews, sports, tech. But I have NEVER found comment sections more hilarious than painting tutorials. Like 98% of the comments are critics talking down the person in the video. LOL it's like the DIY culture has a sub culture of uber cyber nerds that I didn't know existed! Haha!!!

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