If you are an ardent do-it-yourself-er and want to paint your own property, we would love to share with you 7 tips to stop paint running on walls that you can try before getting the roller out:

Use high-quality paint

Thicker, high-quality paints are less likely to run or drip, so they can help prevent the problem. Going with high-quality painting manufacturers puts you in a good place to have a lovely balanced even coat of paint on your walls.

Use a paint roller with a medium- to high-nap cover

Have you ever seen those really good deals for a roller, tray and brushes at the end of an aisle? Probably best to avoid it. Buying a paint roller with a medium or high NAP will help you to create a more even, consistent finish and reduce the likelihood of drips and runs. A minimum NAP of 3/8” to 1/2” would work wonders.

Avoid applying too much paint at once

It’s better to apply several thin coats of paint rather than one thick coat. This will help prevent drips and runs and give you a better-looking finish.

Keep a wet edge

When painting, it’s important to keep a wet edge, which means working from one wet area of the wall to the next. This will help prevent the paint from drying too quickly and forming drips or runs.

Use a paint guard

A paint guard is a device that attaches to the end of your paint roller and helps prevent drips and runs by applying an even, consistent layer of paint.

Avoid painting in direct sunlight

The heat from the sun can cause the paint to dry too quickly, which can lead to drips and runs. If possible, try to paint on a cloudy day or in a well-ventilated area.

Take your time and be patient

Painting is a meticulous process, so taking your time and patience is important. If you rush, you’re more likely to make mistakes and end up with drips and runs. Overall, the key is to take your time and apply the paint carefully and evenly.

How to remove paint drips from wall

If you get some paint drips on your wall, don’t worry! You can either lightly sand it down with high-grade sandpaper, or if it’s still wet, wipe it with a cloth and go over the area with another roll of paint.

Wrap up

Painting and decorating your home could be something you might want to do if you have the time and desire to roll up your sleeves. Some of our clients preferred to hire our professional team of painters and decorators. If you have decided to DIY, hopefully, the tips above will help you prevent any runs in your paint while rolling the walls or cutting in.

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