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Old 08-24-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Painting those nice straight lines in corners.


Hello all,
My question regards the best way to paint a nice even straight line. The spot where the wall meets the ceiling or one wall meets another and there will be a color transition. Should tape be used (the blue stuff) or is there a better way? If one uses tape, when should it be removed? Thanks again.

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The best way for pros or DIYers continues to be a quality brush with quality paint and a steady hand
Tape can be used as a tool, but tends to make matters worse when used as a crutch

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I used tape in one situation like that, it is not perfect, but it is ok, and little inperfection can be fixed afterward with the 'Quality brush' and 'Steady Hand'... I find it extremely difficult to do it with a 'Steady Hand' alone, at least for DIYers I believed... or impatient people like me...
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By the time DIYers can do this, they probably have tried paint and damage approx... 20 straight lines...
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J187,
Great video. Thanks everyone. I always thought the tape was a pain in the arse. I guess I just need some more from that cup of patience.
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Painting those nice straight lines in corners.


Good quality brush, patients, and practice! The only time I use tape is when there is a color transition on the same wall (no corner), but this requires a different technique to prevent bleed-through.

Notice the emphasis on the brush! I recommend Purdy...I've had the same three brushes, for DIY projects, for 7 years. They're still like new.
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i've been using purdy brushes in my new home and would never go back to "cheap" brushes. not a single bristle stuck to the walls and after painting 5 rooms worth of trim three times over so far, they all continue to hold their perfect shape.

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