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The "W" technique for rolling is a bunch of nonsense. It's been taught by novices with such regularity for so long it's now painting dogma. No professional painters (I'm one) use it. Proceed from top to bottom, starting in a corner, progressing latterally. Remember the only memory the paint has comes from the last impression while wet. Get coverage then lay off. Keep a wet edge. Never stop or start in the middle of anything.
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Any tips on how to paint a wood with wood beam ceiling? I currently have a room with a peaked, dark wood beamed ceiling that I would like to paint white to match the walls.

Is there a better method than a roller with an extension handle?

Some advice would be great!

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I was told that the woodwork is best painted with oil paints, not latex, as the finish comes out smoother. Is that true?

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