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Creekbender 11-02-2009 04:02 PM

Perfect Ceiling Edging?
First time posting, hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction. I just bought a house and we will be repainting the bedroom. The rest of the house was obviously painted by a pro, because all the ceiling lines are perfect.

I'd like to duplicate those perfect lines. Is there a tool I can use to help me? This room has popcorn ceiling and it just doesn't seem possible for someone to do such a perfect job and get such sharp lines totally by hand - against a textured ceiling. Doing this with a brush always ends up getting paint on the little dimples hanging down from the ceiling.

I've tried the edgers before, and those are pretty terrible. Anyone have any advice?


chrisn 11-02-2009 05:49 PM

A good brush and a steady hand:wink:

Creekbender 11-02-2009 07:51 PM

That's what I was afraid of!

I bought one of those paint boards for $5 at HD. I'm going to try that out I think midway up a couple walls to see how it works. If not, I'm going to have to work on the patience part.

I bought some Purdy brushes at HD too, so hopefully I'm good on the brush part.


n0c7 11-02-2009 07:58 PM

I tried all the tape and edgers, gave up, bought a Purdy brush and practiced. Take your time and see what happens.

housepaintingny 11-02-2009 09:24 PM

A good brush as already stated, (purdy is an excellent choice) practice, patience, and a steady hand. The more you do it, you'll get faster at it and be able to cut a ceiling in perfect every time.

housepaintingny 11-02-2009 09:26 PM

When painting a popcorn ceiling thin your waterbourne paint with flowtrol. I find it easier to work with on a popcorn ceiling when adding flowtrol.

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