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How To Make a Positive Paint Application With a Patterned Paint Roller

Learn how to make a positive paint application with a patterned roller. Like other positive paint-application techniques, this gives a soft, mottled look to a wall.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Prepare the Surface

Prepare the surface to be painted. The surface may be a freshly cleaned or a newly painted wall.

Step 2: Paint the Surface

Pour paint into a small paint tray made for use with a patterned roller. This type of paint tray is lined with a rough plastic liner that helps control the amount of paint the roller picks up. Load paint onto the roller, rolling it over the liner.
Apply the paint to the surface.

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