What’s The Difference Between Rolling Your First Coat and Second Coat of Paint? - Spencer Colgan

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hi this is Spencer Colgan welcome to my

wallpaper and painting channel where we

do wallpaper painting and woodwork as

well I want to show you how to first

coat a wall

- to do it quickly first of all you'll

see that the top of the top three and a

half four inches of the wall is painted


and that's my man Jeff he already took

care of that so he already cut that in

twice now I'm going to show you how to

first coat the wall and what you don't

have to do on the first coat that you

have to do on the second coat and as I

do it I'll talk I'll talk to you about

so right now twisting the roll that why

is that I'm twisting the Rolla so that

it doesn't drip under me okay have you

twist it what you do is you prevent it

from having enough time in one position

to trip so that's one thing you

definitely want to do so I'm not lifting

the roller off of the wall

why well if I lift the roller off to the

wall it's going to take me more time to

do that but there's a benefit in lifting

the world are all for the wall and that

is to get a fine finish but I'm not

looking for a fine finishing necessarily

on the first coat I'm looking for speed

so they didn't have it that's the first

coat but let me just show you the

difference between the first coat and

the second coat okay

and stop my rolling here I just let the

the bulk of the paint goal that I'm

going to dip into that later as I go

along now watch this I start in the

middle go all the way up

not too fast straight down I lift the

roller off or the wall I over lap it 50%

go up bring it right down to the fixture

continue right there

50% do you see the difference it takes

more time

and you're looking for that fine finish

and this is the only way you're going to

get it again go up and down now I've put

a lot of things in I'm just spreading it

out I come back I start in the middle I

rolled up one direction down I can start

at the bottom I roll up but I got to

come all the way down I want to finish

all my strokes in the same direction up

down in the same column I go straight up

straight down straight up straight down

and I'm taking the roller off of the

wall as opposed to in the first coat we

just went up and down quickly okay


this second coat ensures that you're not

going to get any bleeding through of the

first coat well what's under the first

coat I mean you know the old paint

believe it or not you'll do your first

or second coat sometimes if you didn't

put enough paint on that after it dries

you'll see the undercoat because the

paint subtles and then you look at it

and you say how does that happen well

you didn't put enough paint on the


and there you have it that's how you do

your first and second code now I would

wait until the first coat dry you don't

have to but I would I'm just showing you

the different techniques in the first

and second coat okay so there you have

two quick to give you a quick tip second

thing is I'm using a Purdy 1/2 inch if I

can urge you to do anything spend the

money when you painting this is a fine

finish roller this is a Purdy you can

roll the door with this and it'll almost

look like it was sprayed if you know how

to use it you don't have lap marks this

is a half inch nap it's called a nap

this is the roller cage the thing that

the roller sits on