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Old 08-07-2010, 01:10 AM   #1
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Is there a faster way to cut in with a brush? I using primer (kilz oil base) on the walls, ceilings and trim. So bascially I want the paint on everything as fast as possible without leaving globs or funny textures. I've been using the cheap chip brushes from home depot since kilz kills the brush and roller.

Are the edge rollers any good?

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the corner edgers suck but they have a flat one with little wheels on top that works really well. think it was $2.49 at lowes. bout 3x5" and flat, red in color, two black wheels. i've used in on wall to ceiling and corners with great result

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Why are you using Kilz?
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I have plaster walls with bare plaster and I patched with Durabond. So I need oil base primer to cover it up. Kilz is the cheapest oil base primer I know of and its just for rentals. I've used it for years and it seems to be good enough. One coat kilz and one coat behr latex and done.
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i edge with just a brush all the time, but if you want to do a good job, you need a good brush, and a steady hand. If you use the cheap brushes, you might save money, but you'll lose time and the results won't be nearly as good. Believe me, I m cheap, and try to save money wherever i can, but sometime saving money in the long run requires that you spend some up front.

A couple years ago, someone here shared a tip that involved laying a bead of caulk in the inside joint between the wall and ceiling, and running your brush along that. Can't remember the particulars, but I tried it, and it worked pretty well, but haven't even thought about it again until just now. do a search, it might have be a member named Leah Francis who gave the tip or asked the question, for some reason i think she was involved....

EDIT: i just read a couple threads down, and the caulk tip was right there, in another thread from this week.

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As long as you don't mind losing the brain cells Kilz will work, but there are far better primers for patch jobs, even if you want to stick with oil. I have used Sealgrip Oil quite a bit. It is low odor and dries in an hour or so which will give you time to not have lap marks and paint boogers while brushing over an area you just hit 15 seconds ago.
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If he is using kilz oil and behr
then the brain cells are already gone
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Ya, overkill on the primer and underkill on the paint. We just did a job Friday where the customer provided the finish paint. Behr Premium Exterior Flat. That was the shiniest flat I have even seen and flashed like you would not believe.
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I have plaster walls with bare plaster and I patched with Durabond. So I need oil base primer to cover it up. Kilz is the cheapest oil base primer I know of and its just for rentals. I've used it for years and it seems to be good enough. One coat kilz and one coat behr latex and done.
I have always used latex primer over durabond (brownbag) without issue.
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I have always used latex primer over durabond (brownbag) without issue.

Maybe not always but 90+% of the time, me too.
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Can't recall a time I used durabond as a final coat, but having said that, latex primer will cover it.
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That was the shiniest flat I have even seen and flashed like you would not believe.

Shaken, not stirred??
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A couple years ago, someone here shared a tip that involved laying a bead of caulk in the inside joint between the wall and ceiling, and running your brush along that. Can't remember the particulars, but I tried it, and it worked pretty well
A small bead of caulk works great for uneven ceiling/wall joints. Make sure its latex (paintable) is all and allow it to dry thoroughly. A good quality cut brush will follow the line like a new iPhone customer.

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