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Old 04-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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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.

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

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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.
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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).
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Once it all drys you'll end up with shadows in the corners without that second coat.
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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?
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Yes with a brush.
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believe it or not the roller is putting on more paint than the brush( if you are painting properly)
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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.
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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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