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williamp 06-04-2007 08:50 PM

Ceiling corner painting
 
Is there a reliable way to paint the tops of walls withtout getting paint on the ceiling? I have seen those small pads at Hopme Depot with the wheels on one side. Do they actually work as they are advertised?

Edging in takes way to long to do and is frustrating when making a mistake.
What about painting in a 3 way corner?

Thanks

slickshift 06-04-2007 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by williamp (Post 47728)
Is there a reliable way to paint the tops of walls withtout getting paint on the ceiling?

The most reliable way is with quality materials and tools, and a steady hand
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Originally Posted by williamp (Post 47728)
I have seen those small pads at Hopme Depot with the wheels on one side. Do they actually work as they are advertised?

Well, I'm not sure how they are advertised
I have not used them, but my DIY girls have and they say if used with care, and not dipped in too much paint, they can work OK
Apparently if you get too much paint on them, you quickly get nice, straight, line of wall paint on the ceiling from the (now) wet wheels

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Originally Posted by williamp (Post 47728)
What about painting in a 3 way corner?

Again, by hand with quality products

williamp 06-05-2007 09:43 AM

On painting the 3 way corners, are there any brand names of materials that are recommended for doing a good job?

Sammy 06-05-2007 06:28 PM

I cheat and use a two foot painters straight edge and some rags.. Try not to take a loaded brush directly up to the edge. Get somewhat close and finish with a drier brush to feather. Wipe the straight edge often with disposable painters rags or paper towels. Works good on chair rails too.

RippySkippy 06-06-2007 07:28 AM

a steady hand and a good quality chisel brush (purdy for example)...I've not found any "gadget" that gives the results I like...and I HATE to paint.

joewho 06-07-2007 01:40 AM

It takes some practice to use a sash brush, but you'll get the hang of it.

Best if you have some of the ceiling paint around to touch it up.

Workaholic 06-08-2007 08:28 PM

Yes I agree with Joe, Get yourself a sash brush or otherwise known as an angle tool, steady your hand and practice. An angle tool is a great beginers tool. I would recomend getting a 3".


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