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Old 01-25-2010, 10:30 AM   #16
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a week is a long time. if you leave it and do your final coats razor knife edge before removal or you will lift wall paint

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:37 AM   #17
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Since you will be leaving the primer on for some time I would remove the tape. Normally you remove the tape within 20 minutes
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Its all in the prep work. Take more time than you would like on the taping. Make sure your tape is one straight line as opposed to jagged. A good paint job is always judged on its edges.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:01 AM   #19
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Agreed take your tape off while your paint is still tacky not wet. I would recommend to get a quality brush (Purdy, or Wooster) and try cutting in with it on an in conspicuous spot, it might work out for you and you wouldn't have to tape again. I hate taping because of all that work putting it on and if you have just a little bit of sweep-age it is ruined. Practice makes perfect. While cutting in keep firm pressure on the brush, be generous with your paint, follow the bead at the end of your sash, and always keep your brushes and roller wet, never paint until their dry.

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You could just avoid the tape and use a straight edge Like a six inch putty knife and a small flat hogs hair bristle brush (Size 12 or 14.) It takes longer to paint, but not as long to tape, re-tape...

I'm a purist when it comes to painting. I use a brush and I paint in the nude so that I am one with the wall. It also helps to keep paint off of your clothing. I sometimes use two bushes and approach the wall in the crane stance and pretend that I am the Karate Kid.

Be sure and stock up on beer before you paint because it is a real hassle to get dressed and go to the store if you are tapped out. Nothing like running out of something to drink while you are working.
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You could just avoid the tape and use a straight edge Like a six inch putty knife and a small flat hogs hair bristle brush (Size 12 or 14.) It takes longer to paint, but not as long to tape, re-tape...

I'm a purist when it comes to painting. I use a brush and I paint in the nude so that I am one with the wall. It also helps to keep paint off of your clothing. I sometimes use two bushes and approach the wall in the crane stance and pretend that I am the Karate Kid.

Be sure and stock up on beer before you paint because it is a real hassle to get dressed and go to the store if you are tapped out. Nothing like running out of something to drink while you are working.
I think you hit the beer a little too hard
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:06 PM   #22
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Painted the room this weekend and turned out pretty good, however, there are a few spots that need touching up. Some minor spots where you can see a bit of white primer but not very noticable if you don't know where to look.

I am worried about touching up. It seems as simple as just a quick stroke of a brush but I am concerned about it not blending in properly and looking blotchy. Not sure it will come out like that but that's my worry right now.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:35 PM   #23
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Sounds like everyone has about answered you questions on what you will need for your project. Once you have visited a paint store though (make sure you take notes), hop online and check out this site (www.hardwareworld.com) to see if you can find the brands and supplies any cheaper. I have been using the site for a LOT of my DIY projects and have had nothing but success w/them. You just can't beat their prices. Good luck and happy painting!!!
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Sounds like everyone has about answered you questions on what you will need for your project. Once you have visited a paint store though (make sure you take notes), hop online and check out this site (www.hardwareworld.com) to see if you can find the brands and supplies any cheaper. I have been using the site for a LOT of my DIY projects and have had nothing but success w/them. You just can't beat their prices. Good luck and happy painting!!!
Thanks for the post but I have already painted as my previous post said and am looking for further advise.
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use a roller if you rolled the walls, not a brush. But minor touch-ups will blend in fine after it dries. Did you use Behr paint? That would explain why the need for touch-ups. Did you paint with two coats?
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touch up will depend on the sheen of the the paint you used.

Flat should be easy.

others may require corner to corner to get it right.

As advised above... painting in the nude is the best way...post pictures...
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What type of sandpaper do you use to sand after primer is installed?
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no sanding is needed between primer and top coats
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I always scuff walls between coats with sanding pole and 120 grit. just me way
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What about any paint drips or little spots that weren't sanded down far enough, you able to hit those with 120 grit ??

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