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DrHicks 10-19-2012 09:52 AM

Do you ENJOY cutting in?
 
I'm finishing up another project. I just finished cutting in one of the rooms (something I should learn to do before 4 cups of coffee).

Cutting in is not a part of renovating that I enjoy. At all. I do an adequate job, but it seems to take me forever.

Are there any of you who actually enjoy cutting in? Any of you who actually prefer it to rolling?

If you do, I stand in awe of you - and am a little frightened by you. :)

Gymschu 10-19-2012 11:05 AM

Never enjoy it, Dr. Hicks because it is the slowest, most tedious part of any paint job. I guess in a way I don't actually mind it because, in the end, those crisp lines at the ceiling and around the trim are what can make or break a GREAT paint job.

Fairview 10-19-2012 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 1033894)
I'm finishing up another project. I just finished cutting in one of the rooms (something I should learn to do before 4 cups of coffee).

Cutting in is not a part of renovating that I enjoy. At all. I do an adequate job, but it seems to take me forever.

Are there any of you who actually enjoy cutting in? Any of you who actually prefer it to rolling?

If you do, I stand in awe of you - and am a little frightened by you. :)

I hate any kind of painting but my wife would rather cut in than paint and I'm not only frightened of her when I hear her say - LET'S xxx xxx xxxxx :eek: it's real scary.

Brushjockey 10-19-2012 03:41 PM

Hahhaa-- Good one Dr.

I don't count in your poll cause this is what i do- but if you notice my name it might give you a hint....

<<< :thumbup:

chrisn 10-19-2012 04:27 PM

I like it, especially windows:thumbsup:

Brushjockey 10-19-2012 04:41 PM

Oh ya- divided light doublehungs, - 8 over 8's - about 20 min and cut clean. A thing of beauty!

ltd 10-19-2012 05:48 PM

yea i like cutting :). i dont know a painter that doesent think he can cut better than anyone ,myselfe inculuded:wink:... forget about flowtrol or xim extender:no: ,a splash of warter in cutting bucket ,bing bang boom perfect:huh:.

oh'mike 10-19-2012 06:45 PM

I was always the cut guy----not because I enjoyed it ---I just had the stediest hand----

creeper 10-19-2012 07:19 PM

I prefer the finesse of cutting.

ToolSeeker 10-19-2012 08:13 PM

I like cutting I guess it's the challenge of straight, crisp, dare I say perfect lines. Daring yourself not to get it on the trim, tape what tape anybody can use tape.:wacko:

user1007 10-20-2012 07:18 AM

I don't know if I can say that I really enjoyed cutting in walls to walls and walls to ceilings. I get bored easily. But I usually did trim first and found great satisfaction cutting in the wall color to trim, stepping back, and realizing I accomplished something really nice looking and special that most saw as being top of the profession skill.

Towards the end as I developed growing irrational fears of ladders I found cutting in stairwells or at great heights little fun at all. It made no sense as I had never had a ladder incident or even witnessed one very serious firsthand. I think bi-focals were partly to blame but was told we age in and out of some phobias.

Since blowing the valves in a leg took me out of the game and I was cautioned not to bend my head much if I had stayed longer. My practice would soon have been limited to painting eye level horizontal stripes and few asked for bids on such.

DangerMouse 10-20-2012 08:39 AM

I always enjoy painting. :) You're able to see "before and after" so quickly, and when you do a good job, it always looks so much better! I don't mind cutting in, I even prefer wall to wall and wall to ceiling! ....aaahhhh, the fine brush feathering, preparing for the gentle roll of the roller to spread cheer and happiness for a few more years. :laughing: ..... I know.... too much coffee this morning..... I'll just shut up now. :)

DM

ddawg16 10-20-2012 09:40 AM

I love watching my wife cutting.....I sit back with a cold beer and compliment her on the great job she is doing......I feed her a glass of wine now and then (not too much).

Cutting is no problem at all........

pinkfloyd43 10-21-2012 08:09 AM

For me it's getting better and better over time. What you don't get is that professional painters will do this 8+ hours a day and they become expert in no time. It takes time and decent brushs to learn the proper technique to get it correct. I love doing it when it comes out perfect and when I have to wipe off paint and do it over not so much!

jimplatson 10-21-2012 06:20 PM

cutting in
 
Cutting in takes practice, patience and most importantly...a GOOD BRUSH!! Trying to do a decent cut job using a two dollar special just isnt going to make it. Spend fifteen to twenty dollars to get a decent brush. You'll be AMAZED at how much easier it is to cut in with a decent brush.


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