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usaalways 06-22-2007 10:21 PM

My Experience with Glidden paint-photos
 
I know you pros out there can do wonders with crappy/mediocre paint, but this was my 1st serious paint job.
Big mistake I made- never use masking tape. I had to re-prime some areas.
I baught that sensitive tape from Ace(more sensitive then the painters tape). Worked beautifully. Never will paint without it. Yes I know u pros dont use tape, but dont forget I suck at this:wink:
I used an edger. I did a good job with. Areas, such as 3rd photo down, was the result of masking tape peel.
Red, 2 coats, has too many roller/brush marks. Now I know why to use the good stuff. Blue came out good on 1st coat. All and all im not too upset
I have the Glidden for the master bedrooms next(lighter colors), but for the living room I will definaltey go to my local Sherwin Williams and get the better stuff. Want less brushmarks and want it to spread better.
Question- do any of you use those tiny brushes, like ones to paint model cars, ect, to cover that up? Im not sure how i'll touch that up(3rd photo) w/out a headache.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1264/...ad4098.jpg?v=0
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/...2a2311.jpg?v=0
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/...b0ec57.jpg?v=0

Hamilton 06-22-2007 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by usaalways (Post 50115)
Yes I know u pros dont use tape...

Not true, I certainly don't have a gifted "cut in" hand.

If I'm doing a dark ceiling against some cream colored crown, for instance, I always tape. My partner doesn't like to tape, too bad for him - I get done faster, but more important the edges look like they were cut with a laser.

slickshift 06-22-2007 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by usaalways (Post 50115)
Question- do any of you use those tiny brushes, like ones to paint model cars, ect, to cover that up? Im not sure how i'll touch that up(3rd photo) w/out a headache.
...
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/...b0ec57.jpg?v=0

I would hit that with my 1" Purdy
Model paint brushes don't have the correct bristles to blend in well, and usually aren't quite wide enough for touch up, but I suppose they might do in a pinch

usaalways 06-22-2007 11:25 PM

1" Purdy

What's a purdy? I tried google searching but came up with "purdy" photos whereas people used that term instead of "pretty"...photos of babies and women which I dont think they meant as paint tools:)

Workaholic 06-23-2007 12:05 AM

A purdy is a brand of paintbrush, you can get them at paintstores hardware stores. A good brush makes a good finish, if you have many paint projects comming up you will want a few quality tools. So purdys are the perfect choice. Keep it up and you will get better each time.
I would recomend 1" - 2" angle brush, often called a sash tool.
www.purdycorp.com

poppameth 06-23-2007 12:09 AM

I wouldn't use model brushes. Artist's brushes are a different story. They can work quite well in some situations.

usaalways 06-23-2007 12:11 AM

I never put much thought into quality of tools.
I decided to go with SW as a dealer is closer then other quality paint stores.
Hmmmm...now tools.
I'll have to look into these. Thanx for the heads up.

Workaholic 06-23-2007 12:14 AM

The Xl series is a good one, also the pro extra series is also a good line.

usaalways 06-23-2007 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Workaholic (Post 50127)
The Xl series is a good one, also the pro extra series is also a good line.

how long do these brushes usually last?

slickshift 06-23-2007 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by usaalways (Post 50129)
how long do these brushes usually last?

For DIYer? If properly cleaned and stored, years and years

Workaholic 06-23-2007 01:41 PM

Yep i agree, a diy,er would have them for a very long time.


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