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Old 09-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #31
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My personal preferences are:
- usually 3/8" nap leaves a smoother finish, especially with sheen paints
- rolling up the roller cover in Saran Wrap usually works better than ziploc bag
- 2 1/2" brush is the smallest I'd use for cutting in. Actually I often use 3". Remember, the brush is used sideways, not flat, so the thickness of the brush, not the width, determines how much paint you can put on. If you have a tight space that you can't reach, then use a tiny artist's brush
- neither a steel edged guide nor masking tape needs to be used for most cutting in. However masking the base molding helps, because gravity will try to pull the paint down onto it. Here, there's a 3M tool that lays down blue tape very nicely along the top ridge of the baseboard. Can't think of the model number off the top of my head.
Thanks Jeff. I used to use 3/8 Napp rollers but I now prefer the 1/2 inch purdy white doves. I could literally paint sans dropcloth, but of course I do not do that. I use the steel edge at the top of the baseboard only. If I told you how I cut in to the ceiling you would probably laugh, but it works really well for me and I can go through a room in very little time. Ive tried bigger brushes but I don't like them, and don't need them with my ceiling method. One thing I have added is the Handypaintpail. I like the adjustable rubber strap handle, the magnet for keeping the ferrule out of the paint when you are moving your ladder with one hand, with this pail in the other, and the edge for peeling off excess paint. I also like the fact that its made in the USA, and made well.

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I am not a professional painter, but I have learned to enjoy (Tolerate) it now that I am older, slower, and am not going 6,000 miles an hour with my hair on fire. Hell I don't even have any hair left to burn. At least not on my head.

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Satin on the ceiling doesn't sound so bad. I just did a ceiling for a lady in high gloss white. You can't even imagine how that looked.
Super shiny?
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My grandkids got me that pail I thought OK I'll try but I have really come to like it. You don't need a tool to mask baseboards, Put the side of your roll of blue tape against the wall when you unroll the tape it's tight against the wall.
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One thing I have added is the Handypaintpail. I like the adjustable rubber strap handle, the magnet for keeping the ferrule out of the paint when you are moving your ladder with one hand, with this pail in the other, and the edge for peeling off excess paint. I also like the fact that its made in the USA, and made well.
Yup, I use it and love it. I also use the disposable inserts with it, because I don't like spending time cleaning up.

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