Articles , Blog October 23, 2019 100 Comments DIY How to Paint like a Pro Series A to Z Related posts: No related posts. Dereck Turner Post navigation 10 CREEPY KIDS DRAWINGS w/ Adults (React)Brasilia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia 100 thoughts on “DIY How to Paint like a Pro Series A to Z” Home RenoVision DIY says: May 28, 2019 at 9:04 pm NOW Available JOIN The DIY CREW with a monthly membership to get full access to Jeff and His team for Q and A and live consulting over the phone! Click here to support our channel and be a part of this new movement! Cheers! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnorhjQR4zJkT7AVNhu395Q/join Reply prissy134 says: September 18, 2019 at 2:05 am That's me what I did for 38 yrs for the government,but I didn't use hawk I used a mud pan,an cleaned walls then lightly sanded walls then painted . Reply d el says: September 18, 2019 at 4:07 am Did I miss something or wasn't he going to sand the wall after the first coat? Reply Sabyasachi Banerjee says: September 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Great advice. Will be trying them soon…Thanks! Reply Kane Parkinson says: September 18, 2019 at 11:41 pm Any tips specific to prepping/painting textured walls? Reply Put Em In The Boat says: September 19, 2019 at 12:56 am 18" rollers….. Reply mark jefferson says: September 19, 2019 at 1:10 am Was that a fart at 12:12 or a boo boo, don't make me give you a black eye Reply Austin says: September 19, 2019 at 3:37 am Great video! super informative. Im about to start a painting job, but concerned with the health risks associated with breathing in paint fumes, after sanding the first coat, etci had read that water based/ acrylic paints are generally harmless while oil based paints can be dangerous(avoid paints with high VOC). and also to allow ventilation.id like to hear your thoughts on this, specifically sanding after the first coat of paint. Thanks for your timeKeep up the great work! Reply Rene Aguirre says: September 19, 2019 at 4:52 am Man, I learned a lot from this video. It's always nice to learn new tricks. Thank you, for real. 🤙🏼😀 Reply Fadzhil Mohamad says: September 19, 2019 at 5:03 pm Hi bro.. im from Malaysia. I have watch this video 2times 😆 And yeah… I just done my paint on my living room hall with your tips n tricks😊The usefull tips is using a brush tu cutting off the adges. Its very usefull n i dont have to use any tapes and wasting my time. Thank you so much. Ps/: sorry for my grammar on English writting😂😂😂 Reply Kent Oakley says: September 19, 2019 at 5:26 pm VERY, VERY, VERY HELPFUL!!!!! Reply Matt Cerrigione says: September 20, 2019 at 3:23 pm Hey sorry, wasn't sure where to post this question; I have wooden handrails that are peeling like crazy. There appears to be about 5 different layers of colors from the past 30 years under there. I want to strip to bare wood. Should I use a chemical stripper, sanding sponge, or rip it out and buy a new one? Thanks! Reply bdogfilms says: September 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm Love your videos. Tremendously helpful!! You guys have a new subscriber. Reply Abe T. says: September 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm You need a drywall pan bro. Btw, fast setting compound still needs primed if its your top coat and its not even used by pros for finishing. Reply Stonehaven says: September 22, 2019 at 1:37 am I had a painter paint my hall and now I can see all these patchy looking things. He came back to "fix" it and said it was because of the texture on my wall. He had put more texture than I had so it was showing the paint more. He said he would lightly sand and knock off the tips of his texture and that should fix it. But where he patched small nail holes, he put mud, then sanded and it left a smooth spot…. He again said it was because my wall had light texture so he couldn't really match it. My hall looks bad. I don't want to call him back again because he seems offended but I still have spotty walls and it look worse when the light is off in the hall and natural light is shining in and shadowing all those patches. What can I do? Reply David Harris says: September 22, 2019 at 7:15 pm 20:47 – clumsy! Reply David Harris says: September 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm Did you sand walls between coats?Do you have video for skirting boards and door frames? Reply Russ Holtman says: September 23, 2019 at 3:17 am Hey Jeff one suggestion – show them how to hold the brush in your hand and why a paintbrush handle is so long. Reply Amine B says: September 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm Hello Jeff, i hope you are doing well ! i have a question regarding painting raw dry walls, the joints and screws have been covered..i want to know if i can paint directly on top, obviously i need to sand and apply primer before, but some say that i need to apply mud to all walls, seeling before paint ! thank you. Reply David Vallee says: September 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm Hello Jeff, stumbled upon your Youtube channel about a month ago and it has been my goto channel for DIY info. Really great content. I also just became a member as well as I am in the process of renovating my townhouse and own several rental properties so your information should indeed be quite useful. With all of this said, i do have several questions as i begin my renovations. 1) is this the right place to place send questions – meaning off of a video you posted or do you have another area? 2) after removing tough wallpaper on a small bathroom i have lots of imperfections in the wall. I will use Gardz sealer to seal the places where the drywall paper has been removed. However, after this is done is it ok to use USG all purpose joint compound? I have the time and can wait 24 hours. Plus my choices are limited at Home Depot and Lowes. 3) Do i use the same joint compound for both coats or do i use a different compound for the last coat? 4) Also, the walls have bumpy lines where wallpaper glue came off and where it remained. How do i address these areas appropriately? 5) given that these walls have glue remnants on them should i wash them with TSP and then sand before priming and painting? Or should i sand first then wash! 6) should i sand and prime ceilings before painting? I am using white on white. 7) should i sand and prime doors and trim before painting? 8) what type (woven, microfiber, etc) and size roller ( 3/8, 1/2 inch, etc) do you recommend for interior smooth drywall walls and ceilings. Sorry for all of these questions but i just want to make sure i learn the right way to do such things before i begin. Regards dave Reply Temujin Khan says: September 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm Well Sir if you just spray the walls, ceilings and everything in one color with a spray gun then you would be done in no time. Reply Mike McC says: September 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm Great video. I recently retired and I'm going to start painting homes for some extra cash. Great advise. I'll probably do a few family jobs for minimal to get the techniques down. Thanks Reply TWSD says: September 25, 2019 at 6:13 am It’s called Quick Quality. Reply john gunning says: September 26, 2019 at 7:05 am Fantastic! I'm in the process of repainting some rooms and this is exactly what I needed. Very impressed! Reply Moldovan Vlad says: September 26, 2019 at 11:49 am well, looks like magic LOL Reply mzurilove says: September 26, 2019 at 11:13 pm Thank you 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Reply Asia S says: September 27, 2019 at 12:28 am Watching you mix that sheetrock 45 was literally sooooo satisfying lol Reply Ross Cramm says: September 28, 2019 at 2:22 am hes like the bob ross of home improvement Reply Konrad Gola says: September 28, 2019 at 4:22 am Just love watching you work!! Reply Tor-Ivar Hassfjord says: September 28, 2019 at 11:16 pm You are kind of good, but when you paint with a brush, without rolling the texture in with a roller, you kinda suck too. But with some tape, you could do it like a pro ! But keep it up, you have many good pointers, and your channel is awesome 🙂 (in my (imaginery)firm you would be put on brush cleaning duty) Btw what is your day job? 😄 Reply ustruckles says: September 30, 2019 at 1:53 am Hi! Do you need to wipe down the walls a certain way after sanding? Reply Juan Mendoza says: September 30, 2019 at 6:43 am Nice guy, very nice work, awesome, thanks. Reply Dakota Jirsa says: September 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm First he never should have used that flathead to pull the cover off. Then go ahead and scrape the wall with the 5 in one.. and if “it’s not about speed it’s about perfection” then tape it!!..I’m a professional painter I will always use tape! Because you will never make a perfect straight line with a brush.. and with the clients I paint for it has to be perfect. Reply Vent Arthur says: October 1, 2019 at 11:38 am I'm amazed at how geeky/manly cool your videos are. I don't even have dry-wall (I have brick walls), but still watched the details about how to fix a dry-wall. Not surprised your channel has so many subscribers. Reply AyoDreww says: October 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm Wow he didn’t even switch the heat off before pullin tstat Reply Oscar Nava says: October 2, 2019 at 4:49 am Did anyone else here a fart sound at 12:13 Reply faiza Lan says: October 2, 2019 at 2:52 pm One of the best videos I ever watched 👍 Reply Gambit says: October 2, 2019 at 7:14 pm The way you explain things earned my sub and not just that but I beat the hell out of that bell to be notified of all your videos. Well done sir. Reply julesnfriends says: October 3, 2019 at 1:47 pm Thanks for posting this, really useful summary of all the techniques we need, doing it properly makes it less of a chore (nearly) Reply Barber Family says: October 4, 2019 at 9:34 pm Awesome DIY Tutorial. A little more work, but it looks professional in the end. Thank you! Reply connie jenkins says: October 5, 2019 at 12:35 pm what a great lesson. Just learned to paint and repair. Thanks Jeff Reply peter olley says: October 5, 2019 at 7:13 pm That Wooster pike is all use the are brilliant ,,I class myself as a experienced painter with 15 years on my belt but I have learnt a couple things from you ! Reply Kenneth Hedden says: October 5, 2019 at 10:25 pm No paint on your shirt? What kinda painter are you? Reply Dan the Man says: October 6, 2019 at 1:27 am You, sir, are the Bob Ross of YouTube's house painting "professionals". Reply Hemed Mnyambwa says: October 6, 2019 at 6:23 am Nice Reply The Viking DIYer says: October 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm This video is legit so good! Thank you my dude! Seriously didn't expect to watch every single second, but I did. Reply PyroRomancer says: October 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm i wish i watched this before doing it myself. paint has splattered allover me and the floor and my back and arms are sore Reply rubendario297 says: October 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm Jeff ,if you work for me …..you r fired before lunch !! Reply orlandotj1 says: October 7, 2019 at 3:15 am Flat for walls, semi-gloss for trim? Reply Adam Daniels says: October 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm this dude aint slept in weeks Reply Patrick says: October 7, 2019 at 4:01 pm I forgot to subscribe and spent forever trying to find this video. Thank you for all the excellent advice!!!!!!! Reply Aliwala69 says: October 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm Very Excellent video for a beginner. Always appreciate good word. I am very pleased the way he is explaining things. GOOD JOB Reply Machonmi Shaiza says: October 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm What to you used for thinner water 💧or……? Reply chris tully says: October 9, 2019 at 2:38 am brilliant Reply Mikee95 says: October 9, 2019 at 4:24 am Did he just say he’ll use a 20 mil sleeve for interior?? That’s nutty lol Reply Julie Bender says: October 10, 2019 at 11:14 am You are awesome! Thanks for taking the time to teach us novices. Reply Brandon Bunsold says: October 10, 2019 at 7:52 pm I think you do excellent work done 4 diy jobs in my house off of your videos and might I say my wife is a lot happier with me. Happy wife happy life😂 Reply Ib Rene Cario says: October 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm Sorry but panel was not sharp enough. Go with tape. Reply Jeremiah Johnson says: October 11, 2019 at 3:20 am So did you sand between coats? And what grit sandpaper did you use? Also then do you have to wipe down the walls? Reply Moe Doleh says: October 11, 2019 at 4:34 am Great tutorial! One question, what grit do you suggest between coats? Reply Alice Lee says: October 12, 2019 at 2:02 am I had flashing issue and I'm about to paint in a different project. Can you please explain why Sheetlock powder handles the flashing problem but the ready use pail by the same company isn't??? Reply Mike Fasan says: October 12, 2019 at 2:27 am Why do you use acrylic paint? From my experience acrylic is horrible?? Reply Mike Fasan says: October 12, 2019 at 2:29 am Your videos are great by the way. I just think there are better products out there. (By far) Reply Arthur Morehead says: October 12, 2019 at 7:50 am Get rid of that pan and use a 5 gal. and a bucket grid Much quicker, rolling pans are a pain because you have to keep refilling it. Reply Marc T.MMA says: October 12, 2019 at 8:11 am As someone mentioned just below, 40 min video. Nothing worse than watching paint dry as they say! But I was mezmorised as well throughout. I still think, perhaps a little easier said than done but I'm a great believer in spend the cash on good tools, great paint and use the tips taught and most things will work out. Personally I don't find it a major drama taping up and it gives me that security as an amatuer to paint more freely. Thanks for this video though!! Everyday is a school day. Now to put it in practice… Reply Johnny. 987 says: October 12, 2019 at 4:35 pm Great video, the guy makes it look so easy but im sure it takes some time to get it down. Will keep these tips in mind next time and give them a try 😎 Reply Robert Padilla says: October 12, 2019 at 8:56 pm Best paint video yet!! Reply Rrrr D says: October 13, 2019 at 9:39 am Hi Jeff, just wondering if you could do a video on painting asbestos walls? I think you are not allowed to sand the walls due to asbestos fibres, but a sttep by step video on this would be great of possible!Great work on this video too, it has given me alot of tips to try! Reply Andrew B. Richardson says: October 13, 2019 at 11:22 am After cutting in, should the paint remain wet from cutting in to rolling? Or should the paint be allowed to dry between cutting in and rolling? Reply Andrew B. Richardson says: October 13, 2019 at 11:23 am When there's a popcorn or knockdown texture on the ceiling, does that technique work? Reply Andrew B. Richardson says: October 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm You should have titled this Painting: P to G Reply E L says: October 13, 2019 at 7:28 pm Jeff — I moved into a home with swirl paint ceilings. I really don't want to sand, texture, etc. to achieve an amazing flat ceiling. Would a paint-loaded long nap roller help fill the grooves? What do you suggest? Reply Art Uy says: October 13, 2019 at 8:06 pm This is exactly what I am looking for today! Thank you for taking your time to create this video. Reply Garrett Guilbault says: October 13, 2019 at 9:11 pm I don't have anything interesting to add here, but I've watched easily 30 of your videos and wanted to let you know that I enjoyed every one. Great information, great presentation, love it. Reply Johnson Leroy says: October 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm I always put my sleeve on my frame and if I’m working by my self I take the tape and put the end of the tape on to what ever is around if there’s nothing in the room no door or nothing I’ll put them in around the door knob and roll the tape out about 12 inches maybe a little more then roll the roller wanted to tape the get all the fuzzies off the roller and I usually do it two or three times depending on what how much is coming off but usually about two times and it’s ok and I also Santa Claus like you do and the sanding sponges I can’t stand when the person before you does a shitty job my girlfriend just bought us 300 and some thousand dollar brand new townhouse and I’m walking around the house with a flashlight you would not believe all the imperfections in the walls and he had a bulkhead that was crooked I was on her every day about emailing them now it’s about close to a year she did email them once and they wrote her back and said you can get some touch up paint up at the office I said I need stupid or they just don’t understand what you’re saying I said I’m gonna go up there and tell them because it was so many that they were going to have to repaint the whole house and this is in Baltimore city near Canton area in a really nice area really expensive area to live and that really bothered me that it was that many imperfections and holidays and the paint I’ll Chyna drywall imperfections and then dry rolling stuff and brush marks It was crazy because the way she is even when they hooked up the washer and dryer up they had the heart to the cold and cold to hot Reply Gajendra Shah says: October 14, 2019 at 7:48 pm Very creative work!wonderful smile.and nice tone too.Entertaining video Jeff. Reply herozero2007 says: October 16, 2019 at 1:35 am Should I paint ceiling first or walls? Reply WC 'Strawberry' Fields says: October 16, 2019 at 3:38 am 20+ years a pro painter. Nice work. Well-communicated. Reply Charles Sinner says: October 16, 2019 at 4:35 am 2:04 holding the five in one backwards Reply Michael Delepine says: October 17, 2019 at 7:54 am Can I use toothpaste instead? Reply Manuel Morim says: October 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm o cara é bom! Reply German Villalba says: October 17, 2019 at 11:54 pm Thanks dude, after 30 years been painter you made me better professional, thanks for the time you took to well explaining Reply Joseph McLane says: October 18, 2019 at 3:06 am So entertaining, just wish he would paint my house Reply John Joseph says: October 18, 2019 at 9:45 am It might be a crazy questions i just wanted to know how come you don't have a mask on your face . Great video 👌 Reply Sascha Brukoski says: October 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm Sexy painting thanks learned a lot. (And I know how to paint too lol..) Reply William White says: October 18, 2019 at 9:53 pm @Home RenoVision DIY. If you have large areas that need mudding will just painting over it be enough? Thanks. Reply William White says: October 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm Small mini roller for wall corners eliminates lots of time and brush marks. Reply Gina Cable says: October 18, 2019 at 10:34 pm Can I use that for holes and scrapes instead of pollyfilla? I have painted walls that have been plastered. Reply kristian juel says: October 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm I would prime that spackle, with micro dispers. Reply eduardo gonzalez says: October 20, 2019 at 3:30 am you paint left to right, and make a N; ROLLERS FULL OF PAINT LAST ABOUT 2 PASSES ON 6 TO 8 FEET Reply Mars says: October 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm What grit sandpaper did you use? Reply Dzenis Alickovic says: October 21, 2019 at 1:58 am My GUY! Everytime i have a need to learn to do something myself at my house , BAM !!!! This dude. Reply Dacia's D.I.Y's says: October 21, 2019 at 4:58 am I love this Reply Charles Miles says: October 21, 2019 at 7:23 am I had no clue you should same after 1 coat now that I know that i see why always had rough spots. Reply Manuel Lopez says: October 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm Love see videos Reply Ben Malin says: October 21, 2019 at 6:39 pm Hey Jeff. How would you go about covering up vertical seams caused by wallpaper that has been painted over? Or is the answer to remove the old paint and wallpaper underneath it? Reply Suzanna Dorantes says: October 21, 2019 at 11:14 pm Hola, I have an important question. Do I put a sealant after the paint job is done? I had my entire house painted and when I touch it, it's like dust coming off the wall. Do all walls require to use a sealant after the painting? Can anybody help me as to what to do? Gracias from Mexico Reply marzbound says: October 22, 2019 at 12:58 am Love your technique, wish i could use it when turning multiple apartments in a day. Labor cost kills my bottom line. Reply DANH THI KIM PHAN says: October 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm Wow! What I do need to learn is here. I am going to paint my house. Thank you very much for your precious experience. Reply Gringo Corridos says: October 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm Once again my favorite internet dad to my rescue Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.