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Old 01-15-2014, 02:11 PM   #31
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I have some pretty crisp wavy lines. 1 out of 2 ain't bad.

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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.
It is basically a mop...lol. But you know what, with so many years doing this painting thing it becomes almost second nature. And my partner uses a 4" too. He's 10 years younger than I am, with good eyes and a steady hand.
We, side by side, are pretty equal for speed and accuracy, makes me proud as hell. I mean proud that he can work with a 4 incher, too.
In busy times we have 10-15 employees going and not one of them can touch either one of us for speed or straight lines. And every one of them has tried a 4 incher and gave up after 15 minutes.
I know that's bragging like crazy, but it is what it is. Sometimes it just feels good to toot your own horn.
Now I stink in everything else I do if that makes people feel better...lol.
Now on the other hand them youngins can kick my butt running a 18 roller all day long.
Too old, shoulders hurt a bit after a few hours. But give me my Graco spray rig and I can go to town pretty good. NOT as fast as my partner though, I'll admit.
I think he was born with a spray gun in his hand.
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I have some pretty crisp wavy lines. 1 out of 2 ain't bad.
I used to have the same thing 20 years ago when I drank...lol.
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I used to have the same thing 20 years ago when I drank...lol.

me too
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Guess I didn't answer the question, Yes I do enjoy cutting in. Its something I feel I'm good at, and I kinda think of it as icing on the cake, it can make or break the whole job. And JackoD the more I spray the more I like it, with the new tips, rigs, and tools for spraying it's quickly become almost a no brainer.
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So you're telling me that me telling myself that "drinking my Captain & Coke will relax my hand to be steady" is a lie?!?

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A lot of you guys like cutting in. Unbelievable. It's so bad for me that I'm sure I've bought and thrown away every snake oil cutting device I could get my hands on.

There is one I haven't tried yet though....hmmm....

Anyone actually know of one that works?
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So you're telling me that me telling myself that drinking my Captain & Coke will relax my hand to be steady is a lie?!?
Haha, your funny in a good way pal.
Back in the day, I would "feel one with the brush", you know, in tune with the flow of the paint. I swore to myself this is easy with a beer or two in me, I used to say to myself I should do this more often as things seemed to be going so good (except when I burped, (a hiccup per burp).
Then when I went back the next morning I had to re-work everything to get a good straight line. And I was doing commercial hallways back then, long hallways as in hotels and apartment buildings. Them were some lonnng lines, haha.
I gave up the booze and now in the morning things look good. So you tell me?

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A lot of you guys like cutting in. Unbelievable. It's so bad for me that I'm sure I've bought and thrown away every snake oil cutting device I could get my hands on.

There is one I haven't tried yet though....hmmm....

Anyone actually know of one that works?
I don't. Hey, there for a while, as embarrassing as it was, I tried 3M Blue painters tape just to see if it was faster than I was on one of my good days.
$7.00 a roll and I hated the stuff.
I still have 30-40 rolls in my shop and on some of them in my trucks for the younger guys. They like it a lot and works for them. I laugh and needle them a lot.\\ On the other hand, they are laughing at me with my big fat 4 inch brush... we all laugh a lot. It's nice to have fun and laugh while working along. I do have to constantly tell them all to whisper with the dirty joke stuff though. You know... hey, did ya hear the one about the...!

Anyways, back to the cutting in stuff, TAPE... if it makes me money and makes the crew happy and the customer winds up with perfect straight lines it's a small cost to pay for me.
And I write it off anyways as a business expense.
IT"S ALL GOOD. Whatever winds your watch.

But the booze part, forget about it. I do NOT allow anyone to drink while on my job, ever.
And if I or my partner sense you were out late last night and look a bit red eyed, act dazed, or act funny and a bit strange, or you have reek breath, from drinking too much the night before, we send you home immediately. I don't want my customers to sense things like that. Our reputation is always at stake and I can't state enough how much that means when you're trying to run a business based on reputation.
I've fired more guys than I can count over that.
I had one kid about 25 who was a superb painter. Really had a lot of potential to go places. Fast as all hell and did great work. Funny thing was, he always wanted the extremely high work. Sometimes very dangerous work. I was always concerned, I am, with anyone working in the air. Even though we are totally safety compliant, even overboard with safety, I still get nervous if it's not me or my partner up there.
One day I had to walk the roof for something or other, and I discovered WHY the kid loved the high work so much. He'd get way up there and puff the magic stuff, thinking no one would smell it.
OMG, it reeked up there. He was potting 30 feet in the air while working and blowing the smoke straight up to God in the heavens.
I radioed down to my partner on the ground and he climbed up the ladder to get behind the kid and escort him down, slowly and carefully, one slow rung at a time. Then we fired him on the spot and drove him home. We wouldn't let him drive his truck. Almost had to get in a fist fight with him. BUT there was no way in hell he was driving after being on our job, on our books.
That was a lawsuit waiting to happen for us.
Word went around town and most people know how tough we are on drinking and drugging so most of those kind don't even bother with us.
They work for our competition, that's a good thing for us.
We now also drug test all our employees randomly.
I have one 64 year old guy and LOL, he was chosen last month...
My partner has a sense of humor.
You know, I have said once before it doesn't take a college degree to be a painter or be in the trades. But I have a few close friends that do very well financially. Christ, I have one bud that is a millionaire a few times over, just from painting. Granted, he hooked up with a woman that is a big deal manager of a very large real estate corporation, NY state wide. And he wound up with long term contracts for 18 apartment complexes. All large. But my point is, there is a lot of money to be made in this trade. And she forced him to give up his Jack Daniels years ago. He did it for her, and now the oriental carpeting in his waterfront COTTAGE is worth more than my home.
Have a good day guys, hope I put a smile on some ones face today.

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A lot of you guys like cutting in. Unbelievable. It's so bad for me that I'm sure I've bought and thrown away every snake oil cutting device I could get my hands on.

There is one I haven't tried yet though....hmmm....

Anyone actually know of one that works?
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Well, I've put the tape down in favor of practicing with the brush. It sucks, but it's the only way I'm going to get better. Still masking a couple things off that I just don't want to get paint on.

Slightly O/T:
So when you are rolling a wall, how are you keeping paint from getting on the baseboard? After cutting in obviously. I've tried stopping the roller close to the bottom, but that leaves a weird pattern/drip at the bottom of the wall. I haven't broken out the Purdy Colossus roller yet (or the Purdy White Dove for that matter), that was with the Purdy Golden Eagle.

I suppose I could quick-mask the base trim just to keep stuff from falling on it; what do you guys do?
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In your place I would tape the top of the baseboard and cut in with your brush. Then with a 4" roller down close to the base this will give you both control and the stippling effect, the same as your big roller. And if your getting dripping you have too much paint on your roller no matter what size.
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It makes most sense to roll that horizontally, but I read people on here who state that all roll strokes should end on a down stroke. If I cut and roll the whole wall at the same time then I can keep it wet from top to bottom, which would come out a lot better. I see where having a second competent person would be very helpful.
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You'll be AMAZED at how much easier it is to cut
in with a decent brush.
Not to mention painting with the brush in the right direction. I cringe when I see this
https://lifewiththeps.wordpress.com/tag/trim/

He gets 6-8" of paint line before he has to refill his brush! And a 6" wide cut-in! Wow!

Well, I guess I can understand why some people hold their brush like that - they saw it on the internet, stated with some authority, I suppose.
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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.
Well that's impressive. Now usually you see someone (like that link I just posted) using a 1 1/2" or 2" brush. That's why it takes them 5 hours to cut in. Most people use a 2 1/2 brush. I sometimes use 2 1/2, but if I really feel like "gettin er done" I use a 3" wall brush. I have not personally had the nerve to go to 4" though

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