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Old 09-18-2011, 12:21 AM   #5566
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Made a dent in the tiling for the nook today.

All the tapered tiles are set around the bottom of the step.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:22 AM   #5567
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A fair chunk are set at the eating end of the room.
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Plus the wedge shape between the door and the step is now in.

This is so that I can get a better angle for the tiles on the main area of the room. Couldn't think of a better way to do it.
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Also managed to get the rest of the wall undercoated behind the chimney before I lit the wood stove today.
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Looks great! I want a unique tile on my entryway. I'm keeping my eyes open for ideas. Thanks, dorf dude...
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I put a link on your thread Shu...tons of great ideas there.
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Do you tape and tarp when you piant, or do you have a really steady hand? I never seem to see painters tape anywhere in your pictures. Whenever I paint it seems to take almost as long to tape and prep, than the actual painting itself, and I still mange to get a few unintended paint marks !!!
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James, there's a secret to not getting any paint on an adjoining surface, and it has nothing to do with tape.

So, if you promise faithfully not to tell another soul, I'll fill you in.

When you are going to paint next to another surface, whether it is another wall, or window glass, whatever - it doesn't matter, when you do the first coat, run the brush along the surface about 1/8" away from the adjoining surface. Don't be tempted to try to go right up against the next surface.

When that one is dry, then you do the next coat as close as you dare without touching it. Experience definitely helps, but perhaps even more than that is your choice of brush. Use an angled brush, not too big, fairly stiff bristles and don't load it with too much paint. Then run the brush down your edge very slowly. Racing will only get you into trouble.

I don't have the time right now to get a pic of the brushes I use for this, but I will later.
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James:

This is the sort of brush you need to do edges.

The smaller brush is suited for windows and the like, and the bigger brush for corners of walls, especially up against a ceiling.

The green one has a replaceable end.
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All the tile for the nook floor has now been cut and dry laid.

As soon as the cuts are dried out the sealer will be put on. The floor is close to being finished.
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All the tile for the nook floor has now been cut and dry laid.

As soon as the cuts are dried out the sealer will be put on. The floor is close to being finished.
Man, that is nice Keith, that makes the room look great.
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Thanks Jim, now I still have to cut the tile and the arbutus trim wood for that middle step. If I'd been paying attention I could have done it while I was getting the floor all cut out.

Now we are in the throes of a dandy rainstorm which is supposed to last for some time and wouldn't you know it, I do all the cutting outside.
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I really like the look of that Keith. Especially the path from the steps to the door - nice touch!

Did you have to make at least one cut on every tile?
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That looks great!
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Certainly is nice.

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