Painting wall/ceiling straight


Old 05-07-04, 07:29 PM
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Painting wall/ceiling straight

I have painted my bathroom a light grey/blue, the ceiling I reapainted a bright white...the problem I have is I cant get the line from where the ceiling meets the wall to look straight. I have a edge guide but it still doesnt seem perfect to me..I know its hard but any tips would help..thanks again in advance..
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Old 05-08-04, 06:53 AM
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It sounds like you painted the ceiling after the walls. Thats a no-no.

Take a brush full of the ceiling paint, and smear it all around the edge of the ceiling, wrapping it down on the wall about an inch or so. Let that dry completely (very important or you will be cussing me). Now brush the walls up to the ceiling. You can wrap the wall paint onto the ceiling just the tiniest bit, 1/32" or 1/16", just a hair. This will look like a nice, straight line when you step back and look up.
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don't fear it

Use a sash brush (same as you used around the trim) and go at it. Remember to paint with the tips of the brush.

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