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Old 10-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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here,s a couple tips that may help you a little when cutting, DON'T rub your brush over the lip of the can to get extra paint off instead tap the loaded brush on the side of the can, also when cutting don't try to get your loaded brush right against the edge, stay back about a 1/4" then sort of push the paint against the edge. Hope this makes sense, the best thing you can do is just keep doing it till your happy. Good luck

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #17
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Hi, I'm a newbie as well and just had some learning experience with new tools and equip.
Ace had a great deal on purdy white dove roller covers normally $11, I got 2 3-packs for $5 each.

Normally I get a medium quality pink one not the green from blowes or HD, and just junk them when I was done. The purdy ones were so much better and didn't fuzz/tear when I cleaned them! Bought a 5-in-1 tool which is worth it's weight!

Lesson learned: $1 ones and throw them out, or $5 and reuse many times which mean better value AND better job done!

Paint was BM too, that made a big diff.
I cut in with a 3" angled Wooster.

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #18
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Thank you very much for all of the advice!

So I painted the laundry room and I found out that I am HORRIBLE at cutting in. Maybe I'm not putting enough paint on the brush...? That's something I REALLY need to work on... I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong though...
It takes time, lot's of it! As a weekend handyman it's take years and am still not 100%. 'Real Painters' do it daily and become expert quickly. I sometimes still use tape in places where I can't do, behind toilets and such. Don't beat yourself up and if you do it's not a sin to use tape!
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Thank you for your suggestions and vote of confidence! I'll definitely try the suggestions next time and see how that goes.

I will be painting over a dark red paint in the living room and was considering using Sherwin Williams Super Paint (I'm really curious why everyone likes Sherwin Williams/Benjamin Moore). I believe it's an egg shell finish... But not sure.

Would I be able to just paint over it? The Super Paint is a primer/paint combo so that should suffice, right?
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Wrong! Over red you will NEED TO PRIME over red i have had good luck with Glidden gray primer or have your primer tinted especially if your going to use a lighter color. We suggest stores like SW and BM And Pittsburg and others because their business is paint and they have quality products. If you have a problem you can go back to them and get answers, go back to the big box stores and the guy your asking about your problem may have been working in the flower dept. till yesterday.
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Thank you for the clarification!

Is applying primer the same as painting (cut in and roller)? I've read somewhere that I'm supposed to apply a thin coat instead of a thick coat..? Please advise...
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It takes time, lot's of it! As a weekend handyman it's take years and am still not 100%. 'Real Painters' do it daily and become expert quickly. I sometimes still use tape in places where I can't do, behind toilets and such. Don't beat yourself up and if you do it's not a sin to use tape!
And there is nothing wrong or to apologize for using tape. It is that when you do it for a living, you end up spending as much time cleaning up what gets under the tape as you would have spent just painting.
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Wrong! Over red you will NEED TO PRIME over red i have had good luck with Glidden gray primer or have your primer tinted especially if your going to use a lighter color. We suggest stores like SW and BM And Pittsburg and others because their business is paint and they have quality products. If you have a problem you can go back to them and get answers, go back to the big box stores and the guy your asking about your problem may have been working in the flower dept. till yesterday.

depends on what color is going to be painted
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We were planning on light brown/medium brown over dark red. After reading more about primers and when to apply them, this would be considered a drastic change, right?
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We were planning on light brown/medium brown over dark red. After reading more about primers and when to apply them, this would be considered a drastic change, right?
Yes! Have your real paint store tint the primer to 40-50 percent of the color formula you picked. An aproned box store person will likely just look like a deer caught in headlights at the request. Your real paint store person will not flinch. If you go early there will be real painters around that will answer any questions you could dream up will sucking down free coffee and maybe pastries.

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Thank you.

Should I have them tint the paint of the lighter brown? How many coats of primer should I apply? Do you have any recommendations for primers that are good at hiding the dark red? Do I apply a thin coat of primer or just as if I'm painting normally? It's the same process as painting (cut in and roll), right?
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Should I have them tint the paint of the lighter brown? How many coats of primer should I apply? Do you have any recommendations for primers that are good at hiding the dark red? Do I apply a thin coat of primer or just as if I'm painting normally? It's the same process as painting (cut in and roll), right?
1) ? I think yes
2)1
3)Any( almost) from a real paint store, just ask them
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Thank you very much! Time to give it a go this weekend!
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Thank you very much! Time to give it a go this weekend!
I just got an email from sherwin williams yesterday saying they have a 30% off sale starting tomorrow and runs through the 8th. Can save some money on quality paint if you have one close to you.
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Yes I do! Thank you! Can you please send it to me in case they don't know what I'm talking about?

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