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Old 10-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #16
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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.
Oh yeah! I like the Purdy - prefer the angle brush.

But I still don't really like cutting in.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #17
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with an angled soft brush and it is actually fun knocking the room off before the troops come to roll the walls..notice on those HGTV shows nobody trims they all start to roll...
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #18
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And they paint in black clothes, no dropcloths! Boy howdy are they good! lol


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Old 10-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #19
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And they paint in black clothes, no dropcloths! Boy howdy are they good! lol


I keep trying to tell you, not all the TV people are that way. The former Miss Canada or whatever paints in designer fashion in moves furniture in stilletto heels!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #20
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with an angled soft brush and it is actually fun knocking the room off before the troops come to roll the walls..notice on those HGTV shows nobody trims they all start to roll...
Yea no is ever cutting in maybe they know something we don't.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #21
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I've read several posts on this subject. I will add my two cents. I am a former teacher (34 years), and I now I paint to augment my pension, and because I've been painting a long time, and I do love it. As a teacher, one never knows if one is doing a good job or has done a good job until much later, if at all. In a room to be painted, you know where you are, where you are going, and whether you've done a good job... all in one day! My satisfaction comes from "gettin 'er done" in difficult situations like over bookcases, stairwells, etc.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:06 AM   #22
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I am 50/50 on cutting and rolling. Most of the other people I work with hate rolling so I usually end up rolling.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:04 PM   #23
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I am using a Purdy XL Dale that I bought before looking up much information. I'm wondering if the handle of the XL Glide would make cutting in easier. I'm trying to make up every excuse I can for why I suck at cutting in.

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Using the Dale would be like using a screwdriver without a finger groove in the handle. So for an excuse go for it. For comfort go for the Glide.
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Yesssss!!! Love new tools.

There's been a few times I've had trouble turning it.
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I love to cut in. And believe this or not, I use a 4" Purdy brush for 90 percent of my work. Guys watch me and say initially... I'm nuts, but before they finish laughing, I am done or very close to it.
The trick is the amount of paint I can hold in that size brush.
While my guys are dipping in the can and shooting the bull, listening to the radio, daydreaming about quitting time and saying OOPS a lot, I'm cranking. I will have to say though, I'm getting a little older and the eyes aren't what they used to be.
Those here that really know painting and really are good at it, will know exactly what I mean.
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I love to cut in. And believe this or not, I use a 4" Purdy brush for 90 percent of my work. Guys watch me and say initially... I'm nuts, but before they finish laughing, I am done or very close to it.
The trick is the amount of paint I can hold in that size brush.
While my guys are dipping in the can and shooting the bull, listening to the radio, daydreaming about quitting time and saying OOPS a lot, I'm cranking. I will have to say though, I'm getting a little older and the eyes aren't what they used to be.
Those here that really know painting and really are good at it, will know exactly what I mean.
I know what you mean, although I have never used a 4 incher and now my arthritis would not allow it, so I use a 2 1/2 for just about everything.
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I know what you mean, although I have never used a 4 incher and now my arthritis would not allow it, so I use a 2 1/2 for just about everything.
I used to love the Purdy 3 1/2" Nylon Angle Brush and used it for years. However, all the local SW stores around here stopped carrying it. Their answer is they didn't sell well enough. These are great all around brushes and will do everything, doors, windows, wall cuts, etc.

They can and will special order for me but I just forced myself to get used to the 4 inchers and they work well, for me. They aren't angled brushes but you get used to it. Lots of guys try and use the whole brush and that's where they get in trouble. I use the tip and hold the brush at an angle. Now I'm talking about wall cuts. For windows, window lites I go with the 3 inch Pro Extra or the XL medium for latex.
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Good Lord a 4" to cut, just use a mop. LOL I didn't think they even made them anymore. HEY let me be the first to say whatever works for you.
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I learned to cut in with a 3" angular. I used to jokingly tease my colleagues who used smaller brushes. "Get a man brush" and stuff like that..

Over the years though, I have got to where I prefer a 2 1/2.
A 3 or 3 1/2 is a little faster, they do hold more paint of course. But a 2 1/2 just feels more comfortable to me.

I do really enjoy cutting in, Especially dark colors. It's a fun challenge to make real crisp straight lines by hand.
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