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Before you start doing the walls in a room try to remove as much from the room as possible.Cutting in before rolling Stack everything thats left in the middle of the room, leaving enough space to move a stepladder or stool around next to the walls.

Interior walls are normally painted with emulsion paint, either matt or silk.

Matt emulsion is better to use if the walls are not too smooth as silk(shiny) emulsion shows up every small imperfection.

The pictures on the right show the usual way to paint walls when using a roller. That is, cut in along the ceiling line, the corners, round the architrave, skirting board and around sockets and switches before using the roller.

walls rolled in Start in a top right-hand corner(if you are right-handed and vice-versa) and work away from the main source of light(e.g. window).
When using a brush do sections about 2ft square working from ceiling to skirting.

When using a roller, cut in one large section along the ceiling line, down the corner and along the skirting line.

Cut in a strip 6 to 8 inches so you do not have to go too close to the ceiling or skirting with the roller.

/>Roll about a metre square at a time. If  you want a solid coat on the walls /ceilings then use the 'backroll' method. This is handy if you want to try and cover in one coat.
B To Backroll: Roll about a metre square at a time using plenty of paint. When you have rolled the third metre then go back and re-roll the first metre without putting more paint on the roller. This is very effective especially on ceilings.

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