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HOW TO PAINT WOOD THE RIGHT WAY!
You may know how to paint, but not necessarily how to paint wood. This is because most homeowners are well-accustomed to paint-ready surfaces like wallboard, but find--much to their surprise--that painting wood is an entirely different matter.
Choose the Paint
Be sure that you choose the right paint for the job. Don't use an exterior grade paint indoors or vice versa, and don't use flat paint unless you don't care how dirty a thing looks after a while. At least go with an eggshell or satin, if not semi-gloss or gloss. There are new washable flats on the market that are preferable to the traditional flats.
Purchase a quality brush the kind that will paint latex or oil, or a similar brand. Beware of generic brands, as they may shed their bristles all over your wet paint.
Get a 1.5-gallon bucket with a roller screen. Again, make sure the roller pad or roller cover you get won't shed, especially if you're using a higher gloss paint.
Paint the Wood
Get your roller arm damp by rolling it down onto the surface of the paint--don't submerge it--and then roll it out onto the screen in the bucket.
Spread the paint on the wood by using a "W" pattern, then quickly take your brush--with the tips only dipped in paint--and paint along the direction of the grain. The trick is speed, and not to re-work what you've painted once it's begun to dry.
If you have a hard time with the paint being tacky or wanting to drag your brush, then you can either pick up the pace or buy a product that extends open time. You also want to be sure you're not painting underneath a fan or heater vent, or in open sunlight or wind. These can all contribute to faster tackiness.