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How can I prevent paint from dripping or splattering?

Dripping and splattering paint can be frustrating and time-consuming to clean up. Here are some tips to help prevent drips and splatters when painting your interior walls:

  1. Use the right paintbrush or roller: Choose a paintbrush or roller appropriate for the type of paint you are using and the surface you are painting. For example, use a roller with a nap appropriate for the texture of the wall.
  2. Use a paint tray or bucket: Pour the paint into a paint tray or bucket to avoid overloading the brush or roller. This will prevent excess paint from dripping or splattering.
  3. Tap off excess paint: Before applying paint to the wall, tap off any excess paint from the brush or roller. This will help prevent drips and splatters.
  4. Use a drop cloth: Lay down a drop cloth or plastic sheeting to catch any drips or spills.
  5. Work in small sections: Paint small sections at a time to ensure that you have control over the amount of paint on your brush or roller.
  6. Don’t overload the brush or roller: Only dip the brush or roller about halfway into the paint to prevent overloading and excess paint buildup.
  7. Use a paint guard: A paint guard can be attached to your paint roller to prevent splattering and help create a smoother finish.
  8. Take your time: Rushing through the painting process can lead to drips and splatters. Take your time and apply paint evenly and carefully.

By following these tips, you can help prevent drips and splatters and achieve a smooth, even finish on your interior walls.

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