Forum Title: Newbie rolling technique question
I started painting professionally part-time a few years ago. at first I worked with a master painter who was in the Union. he wants me to put as much paint on the wall as possible without runs. This goes for cutting in and rolling. So with a roller you need to load up with as much paint as you can. Then keep things in the same width of the roller just going up and down. He says if you hear that sucking sound you are wasting your time. Another Union painter watched me and said I was doing it just right. He also said if you hear that sucking sound you are wasting your time. Perhaps this is a mantra for the Union? More recently I was working with someone who claims to have trained with a very good paint company. He strongly objects to putting so much paint on the wall. He rolls like I did before I started professionally. Rolling and rolling till the roller is almost dry. And then planning on at least two coats. I am beginning to do some jobs on my own and wonder if there is a right and wrong way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
Category: Painter Post By: LOIS POWELL (Elizabeth, NJ), 07/18/2019

Quote: Originally Posted by mtm12345 I started painting professionally part-time a few years ago. at first I worked with a master painter who was in the Union. he wants me to put as much paint on the wall as possible without runs. This goes for cutting in and rolling. So with a roller you need to load up with as much paint as you can. Then keep things in the same width of the roller just going up and down. He says if you hear that sucking sound you are wasting your time. Another Union painter watched me and said I was doing it just right. He also said if you hear that sucking sound you are wasting your time. Perhaps this is a mantra for the Union? More recently I was working with someone who claims to have trained with a very good paint company. He strongly objects to putting so much paint on the wall. He rolls like I did before I started professionally. Rolling and rolling till the roller is almost dry. And then planning on at least two coats. I am beginning to do some jobs on my own and wonder if there is a right and wrong way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you Umm. Did you say you were a professional? Be the roller young jedi. Be the roller.. Sent from my SM-T330NU using Tapatalk

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