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Old 11-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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45 degree taped joints

I have painted "bonus" rooms where the walls are approximately four feet high and then follow the rafters at a 45 degree angle to a flat ceiling. In some cases, I just followed the joint horizontally with the "wall" color if the rest was going to be "ceiling." The problem I had was with the irregular tape job. It was not uniformly level/horizontal, so the cut line was wavy. In other cases, I have used painter's tape to follow a level line that I made, and cut to the tape. The problem here is that it didn't always follow the joint all the way across the room. So my question is, how doe you pros handle this? The same would be true if the "wall" was the vertical as well as the pitched area meeting the flat ceiling.


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Old 11-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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One of the few instances I use tape.I tape a straight line and cut to it. The only other options are a crooked line or re-taping the joint.


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Old 11-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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That's one of the tougher things you will run into. Explain to the customer you will do your best and either freehand it or use tape. Nothing is ever perfect and painters are 99 times out of 100 more picky than anyone else. What may look mediocre to you may look absolutely fabulous to the homeowner.
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A flat paint would show the flaw less.
It should have been taped with a metal backed tape.
It's one place where the framing and studs have to be perfect before the rock went on.
A simple string would have show the builder where it was off.
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