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Offline Max Wedge

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 07:55:45 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.

8000 pieces of tape is WAY too time consuming, and paint will get under painters tape. Plus it can still pull off the paint beneath it. Edge guides have to be cleaned way too often to be worth while. Practice a bit in the middle of the wall to straight line and you will develop the technique. I have painted rooms with popcorn ceilings this way, you can't tape that stuff off.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 08:56:04 PM »
Plus free hand is way faster than tape or a knife, if you can get the technique down pat.

Get a good quality chisel brush, little bit of paint on the edge, push it up and draw it along the line.  Don't load your brush with paint, it won't hold up long before it gets sloppy. 
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2018, 09:34:34 PM »

I'm too lazy to take a photo of the actual corner



Then do yourself a favour and do not start this job!!  8)

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 09:49:38 PM »
Pay Miles to come do it for you.


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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 12:12:54 AM »

I'm too lazy to take a photo of the actual corner



Then do yourself a favour and do not start this job!!  8)

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 12:13:30 AM »
Pay Miles to come do it for you.


I'll be in Yurp in March...

I better be done by then, but.... will you be anywhere nearby? It'd be fun to say hi!  :wave:
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 06:19:36 AM »
Plus free hand is way faster than tape or a knife, if you can get the technique down pat.

Get a good quality chisel brush, little bit of paint on the edge, push it up and draw it along the line.  Don't load your brush with paint, it won't hold up long before it gets sloppy.

That is a good description of the technique.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 06:55:06 AM »
Hire someone else to do it.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 08:19:10 AM »
Hire someone else to do it.

If you have Bill Gates money, sure.
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 08:23:37 AM »
Hire someone else to do it.

If you have Bill Gates money, sure.

Seriously. This is Switzerland.

I bought a couple of small brushes that ought to do the trick. I'm trying to motivate myself to put on some "painting clothes" and go make a mess  :redface:  I should do this while the cats are sleeping. Otherwise I'll have blue cats running around the place  :willy:
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 08:32:21 AM »
Hire someone else to do it.

If you have Bill Gates money, sure.

Seriously. This is Switzerland.

I bought a couple of small brushes that ought to do the trick. I'm trying to motivate myself to put on some "painting clothes" and go make a mess  :redface:  I should do this while the cats are sleeping. Otherwise I'll have blue cats running around the place  :willy:

Oh please.  They won't be completely blue.

Maybe just blue points.  :razz:

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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 01:41:08 PM »
Pay Miles to come do it for you.


I'll be in Yurp in March...

I better be done by then, but.... will you be anywhere nearby? It'd be fun to say hi!  :wave:


The far southwest corner.  So, not very close at all, except for the fact I'll probably be transferring in Frankfurt...
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 02:21:36 PM »
Pay Miles to come do it for you.


I'll be in Yurp in March...

I better be done by then, but.... will you be anywhere nearby? It'd be fun to say hi!  :wave:


The far southwest corner.  So, not very close at all, except for the fact I'll probably be transferring in Frankfurt...

I'll wave as you fly overhead  :wave:


Ok, painting has commenced. I have a small, short-bristled brush that I'm using for the edging (in the tight spaces), but I think I'll get one of those edger do-dads for the long, straight edges.

So far, so good. No cats got into the paint - yet. One tried before I shooed him away  :redface: )
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2018, 07:06:17 PM »
Just an observation, but that's what, 5 meters up? How many are going to be able to tell how much outside of the line you've painted from down here?
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Re: Wall painting question
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2018, 07:56:31 PM »
Upon the visit of any STOner, a right critical review of said painting job shall be top docket !!

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