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Old 04-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #16
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No way to know how that guy will paint. Some homeowners can paint better than some "professional" painters. You take your chances either way really, but obviously the chances are better that the pro will do the better job.

I agree that it's unfortunate for a homeowner to blow an entire weekend painting a single room, but if that's how they want to spend their time and save their money, I can understand the choice.

Why do you say cutting in isn't important because you have crown and trim?
If you roll as close as possible to the ceiling the crown moulding would cover that require no cutting in where the wall meets the ceiling....no??

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Are you proposing to paint walls and ceiling and then install pre-finished crown and other trim? Are you planning to try and pre-finish the molding/trim?

As mentioned in a prior post by someone else, I don't like seeing gaps between the trim/molding and the walls and ceilings. I caulked them with paintable caulk and then cut in the ceiling and wall color to the installed trim. Pre-priming or staining trim might save you some time but I prefered to finish it in place after filling all the nail holes, minor mitre gaps, etc.

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If this thread was an experiment to test the feasibility of a DIY forum, this forum wouldn't be here. If it's so wrong to attempt painting your own walls, just set up an autoresponder that replies to every post "hire a pro for that, stupid!" I wonder if we're allowed to pick our own colors or if we have to get our choices approved by a professional decorator.
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If you roll as close as possible to the ceiling the crown moulding would cover that require no cutting in where the wall meets the ceiling....no??
just remember it is your home the more sweat and strain you put in to it the more pride you will have. yes you might make mistakes but they are yours. just something to think about. And i could care less about if a person does it themselves of hires a "pro" just remember you can do if you want to. other wise Paint stores would only sell to "pros" and not the home owner.
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If you roll as close as possible to the ceiling the crown moulding would cover that require no cutting in where the wall meets the ceiling....no??
The OP says this is new sheetrock, so that is one way to do it, yes. You may need to paint over the caulk line anyway though.

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:02 AM   #22
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just remember it is your home the more sweat and strain you put in to it the more pride you will have. yes you might make mistakes but they are yours. just something to think about. And i could care less about if a person does it themselves of hires a "pro" just remember you can do if you want to. other wise Paint stores would only sell to "pros" and not the home owner.
I may be wrong but he is not going to paint it himself he is going to hire someone. I think the idea that some are trying to convey is as long as you are go to hire someone and pay them anyway why not hire a pro and be sure of the results over someone who says they can paint.

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