Once all of this preparation is complete, the first step of painting is cutting in. If you are using Eggshell paint, we recommend a high-quality synthetic brush. This will ensure a smooth finish, minimising brush marks that may get picked up by any light refracting off the paint when dry. Make sure not to overload the brush with paint either, this is to avoid any drips that may occur and ensures the paint will level and even out as it dries to a perfect finish.
To fill in the remainder of the walls you should use a short pile roller. Don’t be tempted to over roll the same area too many times as this may begin to lift paint off again. At the end of each coat ‘feather’ the roller downwards with very light pressure to smooth the finish and lay pigments in the same direction - this is known as laying off. You’ll find you have great coverage after the second coat is dry.
It's ideal to leave the surface to dry for around 7 days before it's wiped down. This will give the paint the chance to fully cure and develop the protective, durable finish that you expect.
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