New Home Interior Painting

Old 10-16-14, 04:52 PM
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New Home Interior Painting

My home has reached the point where the drywall and "old world" texture mud is complete. There is dust everywhere from sanding the mud. We've decided after some research that for the drywall we would brush the drywall down with a broom, then vacuum with a shopvac, then wipe with a dry microfiber cloth, and then primer with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start. One coat before applying 1-2 coats of either Regal or Aura color (local paint shop claims 1 coat for Aura, 2 for Regal). We are brushing the corners & rolling the paint on the main surfaces.

What I want to ask is if there are any tricks to eliminating paint brush stroke marks?

Also for the interior doors and windows, what is the right prep to do and how does one paint these without more brush stroke marks? The Anderson windows guide that I have essentially says to sand the interior with 120-150 sand paper, then primer, then paint.

How do I make the interior side of the windows and french doors look top notch?

Old 10-16-14, 05:01 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

The doors and windows would benefit from tipping off, if you're painting them on sawhorses, at least. I find that quality brushes and paints (you're on the right track with your paint choices) don't tend to show brush marks much on the wall, especially if you cover as much as possible with the roller afterward.

Hang tight and our paint guru, Mark, should be along in short order.
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Using quality coatings and a quality applicators [brush/roller] is half the battle. The rest is determined by the skill of the person applying the paint. Practice does make perfect

Flat latex wall paint is very forgiving! the main thing is to pay attention as you brush/roll the paint. If it looks good wet - it will look good dry. Woodwork is a little trickier but if you apply the coatings the best you can AND sand between each coat - it should look fine. The woodwork should have all the joints caulked including where it attaches to the wall. Use painter's putty to fill all the nail holes.

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