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Old 03-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Painting a difficult wall.


A friend suggested to me that I could paint this room easily by using a 3/4" nap (or thicker) roller. Will that work, or am I going to be stuck painting with a brush?
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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I'd think if you rolled, you won't be happy and will end up pulling out the brush......I'd brush it from the get go.......unless you can spray it. Hmmmm, maybe brush the crevaces then roll? eh, I'd just brush.

p.s. have the kid do it.

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Old 03-14-2008, 04:18 PM   #3
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LOL. Not my kid, and he's no help anyway. His mom helped with some of the work I did in the kitchen, but I'm planning on painting over Easter weekend and I'm guessing she probably has plans. Nope, I think I'll be doing this one on my own.

Part of the reason I don't want to brush is because I'm stuck with Behr paint, which isn't known for its superior leveling capabilities.
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Your going to need brushwork there anyway
I'm sure those slots will need it
But you'll need it around all that other stuff anyway
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Are you volunteering to help? =)
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:42 AM   #6
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3/4 inch nap roller and a 4 inch block brush.Roll out the large areas and back brush to flatten out fat lines,while cutting in all corners ect. Looks like a tight area,Almost like painting a bathroom........I am betting another sheen will be applied as well..........Good Luck
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Are you volunteering to help? =)

<waving hand> I've never been to Alaska!
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:14 AM   #8
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Have a paint ball fight!
serious, i would brush then roll
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:25 AM   #9
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Have a paint ball fight!
serious, i would brush then roll
DAMN, why didn't I think of that?
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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Looks like a tight area,Almost like painting a bathroom........

Not only is it tight, it's an awkward area to paint because of the stairs. I"m going to have to use a roller-on-a-pole, or rig something up to stand on, probably both to get certain spots.

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:46 AM   #11
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you MIGHT be able to do this whole job with one of those real small diameter rollers, the ones that don't go on a cage, but rather just on bent piece of rod ( they usually have a blue handle ) Those "joints" look pretty wide, so you might be able to get one in there. Go to the roller isle in HD and you will see what I mean

You will still need a brush to cut in, but these small rollers will go a lot of places full size rollers won't (GREAT for behind toilets)
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Had to laugh when I looked at the new pictures,narrow,tall,crevices,flat,entry to another room. I think I would just mask the whole thing off. Booth it if you will.Hook up a 2` extension pole with a 4-12 tip and spray it all out. I am thinking a guy could stand mid way on the stairs and pretty much get to all he needed to get to.Ever try to put foot extensions on a step ladder? http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001268.php I did, just for stairs. I wouldn't want OSHA seeing them though.................
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Part of the reason I don't want to brush is because I'm stuck with Behr paint,

Run away! Fast!
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:05 AM   #14
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Yeah, well that's what you get for buying a 5 gallon bucket of paint without knowing it's not a good brand first.
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A 9 inch 3/4 roller, 4 inch brush and the little giant ladder will do the trick! Back brush what you roll. It looks harder than it probably is and the longer you look and contemplate the harder it gets. You will be surprised that its not so bad!

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