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Old 12-18-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Cutting in and coats of paint?


Do you guys typically cut in a second time when applying your second coat of paint?
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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I'm not a pro painter by any means so take this for what you're paying for it...

I don't cut in a second time...but rather than saying do it 1 or 2 times...I let the quality of the first cut in dictate whether the coverage was good enough to avoid having to do that god awful task a second time.
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Yes i do.
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Absolutely
No question
Even if it (at first) doesn't look like it needs it
After the second roll it may look pretty bad
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Yes, we always cut in the 2nd coat.
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Yes i do.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:31 AM   #7
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There is a reason it is called "Cut & Roll"
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You basicly have to to keep a uniform surface and to keep it from flashing. Plus 9 times out of 10 it's the cutting in that needs the second coat more than the roll.
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You basicly have to to keep a uniform surface and to keep it from flashing. Plus 9 times out of 10 it's the cutting in that needs the second coat more than the roll.
what does flashing mean?
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what does flashing mean?
Flashing is basically un-intentional sheen changes (usually random and blotchy)
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Flashing is basically un-intentional sheen changes (usually random and blotchy)
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Reading some of these threads I see people saying paint the walls flat.
I have never done so because I was told flat was the hardest to clean.

Ive uses flat on the ceilings egg shell on the walls and semi gloss on the trim.
Should I changes any of this?
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You can use whatever you like
It's your room!

Traditionally, it used to be you would usually find flat on walls and semi- on trim
The past few years eggshell has been much more popular for walls, and satin enamel for trim
With the appearance of "matte" (a washable flat with a teeney bit of sheen) the flat these days is often only found on ceilings
(If you called up a premium painting company and said you wanted flat on the walls, they'd use matte)

So flat on the top, egg on the walls, and semi- on the trim is a pretty popular combo
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So flat on the top, egg on the walls, and semi- on the trim is a pretty popular combo


Right and to just add, most top quality paint lines of flat are marketed as "washable"
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