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Old 08-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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So I'm painting the trim on my house and there are a couple windows that are very close to the chimney cutout, leaving me with little room to get a paint brush on the edge (especially without getting paint all over the stucco) Yes I can tape the stucco where it meets the trim, however the stucco isn't flat and i know paint will more than likely get behind it in spots. The edge is probably about a half inch tall, and the distance between the chimney and the trim is about 3 inches. This wouldn't be such a big deal if it was interior but since it's exterior I don't want to leave the wood bare in spots from peeling paint.




Does anyone have any reccomendations on getting this edge?
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A couple of solutions come to mind - paint stores sell brushed with flex/angle/abreviated handles for just such purposes, or you could simply saw the handle off an old brush, just above the ferule.

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A couple of solutions come to mind - paint stores sell brushed with flex/angle/abreviated handles for just such purposes, or you could simply saw the handle off an old brush, just above the ferule.

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Wooster makes something called a Shortcut that is a nice 2" angled (or not) sash brush but with a minimal handle. It is cheaper than getting a long handled one and cutting it off. Purdy's is called a Cub brush but I have never seen one even though Purdy was also a fave brush brand.

These short brushes are also great if you ever find yourself with a 4 year old wanting to help with a project. It is a good size for little hands. The one that worked with me was very proud to have a real brush and not a cheap one like Mommy used to buy! He actually took reasonably good care of it until the novelty wore off.

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Wooster makes something called a Shortcut that is a nice 2" angled (or not) sash brush but with a minimal handle. It is cheaper than getting a long handled one and cutting it off. Purdy's is called a Cub brush but I have never seen one even though Purdy was also a fave brush brand.

These short brushes are also great if you ever find yourself with a 4 year old wanting to help with a project. It is a good size for little hands. The one that worked with me was very proud to have a real brush and not a cheap one like Mommy used to buy! He actually took reasonably good care of it until the novelty wore off.



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Is the stucco being painted? Looks like it needs it. If so, just hit the frame without concern for the stucco, then just drop the line on the stucco color. If not, whatever brush you use fool around with it dry to figure out to work the brush to get in there, it'll take time and patience, but it can be done. Work the brush perpendicular to the wall, back and forth, up and down, with heavy paint on the brush.
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