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Wall painting question
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:14:17 PM »
I am going to paint part of our apartment!!!  :banana:


There are a lot of angles (due to the vaulted ceiling, etc) which has left me with this conundrum: So how I keep a clean line when the sloping ceiling creates a really right angle?

I'm too lazy to take a photo of the actual corner (but I will, if it will help), but I have snagged this one from the 'net.

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Is there something I can use to keep the ceiling white and the line clean? Or is it just a matter of running tape along the edge (backfilling it with some white paint) and then working a small brush in there? :shrug:   Thanks for your input!
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 01:19:57 PM »
Don't tape, practice a bit and go freehand. A small brush will get the small corner.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 01:20:22 PM »
A steady hand and good brush.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 01:30:23 PM »
Hmmm. Yes, I suppose I could do that. Fortunately it is not a long span!
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 02:01:25 PM »
I usually free hand it. Slow and steady and make sure to use no more paint on the brush than you need and clean it frequently.

Every time I've tried taping, the tape had made more mess than it helped avoid... and it's absolutely a nightmare if your surfaces are uneven and ragged.

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 02:01:36 PM »
Don't tape, practice a bit and go freehand. A small brush will get the small corner.

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Expect to spend some time with a small, good brush with the white ceiling paint to straighten out any errors.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
My wife uses an edge paint brush. My neighbor is a pro house painter. He used an edge tool when he did our rec room. He also used painter's tape.

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 02:28:20 PM »
An edge tool only works if the corner plaster is perfect.  If there is any texture it won't do the job at all- and this is also true to an extent for tape.

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 02:30:54 PM »
I call boocrap on the freehand stuff.  8000 tiny pieces of tape.  The only thing about tape that is challenging is pulling it off the wrong way.  Think ahead, leave an edge to grab, calculate proper overlap so that you can pull multiple pieces at once, and maybe keep a nice scalpel available to assist should anything not go as planned.  :)  I'm an expert as I've watched my wife paint successfully many many times. 

That edge tool will make you hate things.  If you have a perfect surface and a perfect corner, maybe.  Real world, paint will get behind it. 
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 02:50:49 PM »
I call boocrap on the freehand stuff.  8000 tiny pieces of tape.  The only thing about tape that is challenging is pulling it off the wrong way.  Think ahead, leave an edge to grab, calculate proper overlap so that you can pull multiple pieces at once, and maybe keep a nice scalpel available to assist should anything not go as planned.  :)  I'm an expert as I've watched my wife paint successfully many many times

That edge tool will make you hate things.  If you have a perfect surface and a perfect corner, maybe.  Real world, paint will get behind it.

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Painter's tape is mo easier to remove, or so my wife says. Don't use regular masking tape.
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Wall painting question
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 04:12:31 PM »
Get a few different size drywall knifes to use as straightedges. 3"-12". Use a good 2" brush. No tape. Keep a rag handy and Q-tips & Goof Off.

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 05:03:36 PM »
I use a small drywall knife as a straightedge.  Don’t like tape because it will peel off fresh paint if you’re not care how you pull it off.  For tight corners in small areas, use a small brush.

BTW, that’s not a right angle.  D@mn spellchecker is mindless
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 05:48:08 PM »
I've used that edge brush thingy and had pretty good results with it.

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 06:29:56 PM »
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Re: Wall painting question
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