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Old 06-15-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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I have an older house and someone did a really professional job of knock down ceilings. Then someone, perhaps a pot smoking drunken crack head textured the walls.

I have sanded the corners between wall and ceiling till my arms are sore, but they are still too rough to get a decent looking cut in. I have tried taping with a quality masking tape but it is slow and not quite good enough.

I have scoured the net looking for a simple easy solution. Any suggestions? If you are going to respond with one of those pads with wheels, I'm not explaining this right.

I have one room left to paint and I have been putting it off for months because of this. JIm

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What are you trying to say here, that you can't cut a straight line at the top of wall due to the texture? Assume you don't want to take the wall color onto the ceiling for a fraction of an inch?

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easy get it done solution- a very fine neat bead of good quality latex painters caulking at the wall to ceiling intersection, wipe it smooth with your finger, keep a wet rag. If your ceiling is white should blend in.

Don't do too big of a bead or it will look a bit wierd.

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We have discussed this topic many times on here and I can tell you there is no easy way, no magic formula to get that crisp edge between wall and ceiling no matter if it's flat, textured, or flat and textured. It's simply one of those craftsman skills that comes with lots and lots of practice. Masking tape won't work because of bleed around the tape on a textured surface. The gimmick trimmers won't work because the walls/ceilings are never exactly square. You can only get the crisp edge with a 2 or 2 and 1/2 inch quality paintbrush, practice, and lots of patience. After 34 years, I can usually cut in any type of wall in just a few minutes.

Chris in BC has probably the best DIY solution to your problem......see post above mine.
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Thanks for the responses.

Looks like the only easy way is to paint everything the same color. I don't like the look but it is a spare bedroom and that is what I will do! Even the tip of caulk would not be easy here.

I do not like texture it has been used to much to cover up damaged walls or poor drywall jobs. But If I were to do it I would cut in a relief line at corners.

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JJ, if you really don't like texture, now's a good time to change it with a couple skim coats of joint compound.
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It has been raining in FL so I spent too much time on computer!

I found this, have not tried it, but lacking skill and talent, may try it. JIm

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkn...alls_lifestyle
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Taken from another site...

The Perfect Paint Line
This technique was first posted by Eric The Paintsmith. Eric is the moderator for the pro board. A great tip!
I have put together an example for DIY Homeowners.

For this example I will use the color Red and Blue.
Paint the first color (Red) and lap slightly onto the designated area for the second color (Blue)
Allow the paint to dry.
Use a tape that is intended for use on delicate or freshly painted surfaces and tape the line where you want the Blue color to begin. You should be taping over the Red.
Press down the tape's edge.
Paint over the tape's edge ( where the Blue color will begin ) with the Red color.
Allow to dry
Paint over the tape's edge with the Blue color and continue to fill in the area.
Allow to dry and remove tape.

By painting over the tape's edge with the first color any bleed under the tape will not show, it will also seal the tape's edge.

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