How Do You Paint Walls Without Streaks?

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Painting your walls can be a great way to redecorate your room, or simply give it a new and clean look. One problem many amateur painters encounter when painting their walls is streaks. These streaks make the wall look unfinished and sloppily painted. There are a few reasons you may encounter streaks when painting your walls, but by following these tips, you should be able to eliminate the problem. Put paint on your roller evenly and with decent coverage. There should not be paint dripping from the roller before you begin painting your walls. To avoid this, simply roll off any excess into the grid in the paint tray. Visualize the area of the wall you're about to paint. Only attempt to cover a small amount of the wall at any one time. A 3-by-3 inch box is good to start with. Place the roller sideways in the top left corner of your imaginary box. You will actually begin painting the area side to side, not up and down, as you may have thought. Go from side to side, making a zigzag ... more
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