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amakarevic 04-21-2013 09:40 PM

Sequence of brush painting corners vs rolling main areas
 
Does it matter whether drywall corners get brush painted first or the main areas (rest of wall/ceiling) painted with a roller? I understand that the brush is more prone to leaving streaks, that is why i put my judgment on corners brushed first and then rolling as close to the corner as possible, overlapping some brush paint.

jsheridan 04-21-2013 09:52 PM

Brush then roll. On low budget rush jobs you can save time by rolling first then cutting in, but generally brush first roll second.

amakarevic 04-21-2013 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 1164615)
Brush then roll. On low budget rush jobs you can save time by rolling first then cutting in, but generally brush first roll second.

yep, that's exactly what i thought. thanks for confirming.

amakarevic 04-21-2013 10:50 PM

hey, one more question: if, after the first coat, the brushed bead around the corners looks thicker than the rolled coat in the main areas, do you think i should skip brushing the 2nd coat and just roll over the main area in the middle? or should i brush 2nd coat nonetheless? i am afraid of tone imbalance because i think the brush applies too much paint. my brush is an anged 2.5" Purdy (the most popular Purdy).

joecaption 04-21-2013 10:58 PM

Once it all drys you'll end up with shadows in the corners without that second coat.

amakarevic 04-21-2013 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1164656)
Once it all drys you'll end up with shadows in the corners without that second coat.

so do the 2nd coat in corner with the brush or not?

joecaption 04-21-2013 11:54 PM

Yes with a brush.

chrisn 04-22-2013 05:22 AM

believe it or not the roller is putting on more paint than the brush( if you are painting properly)

jsheridan 04-22-2013 06:28 AM

Ama, brush and roller do each give a different texture/look, with the roller looking more uniform. If you brush after rolling your edges will have a less uniform look. It can be a small difference or a bigger difference depending on the sheen, color, and how wild you are. I feather my cut in as much as possible and I try to keep my roll edges uniform and straight.

Matthewt1970 04-22-2013 02:09 PM

For the DIYer always cut then roll. Reason being is the roller blends into the brushed area and is less likely to flash (uneven sheen).


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