Painting ceilings

Old 04-24-08, 08:50 PM
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Painting ceilings

I've become pretty good at hand cutting in walls at the ceiling when painting the walls. However, when painting a ceiling only and not wanting to get paint on the walls, what is the best brush technique??? Should I use tape on the walls? Using a straight edge or putty knife is too cumbersome and I usually slop paint onto the walls. Any ideas? Thanks, Mark
Old 04-25-08, 05:33 AM
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While it's always best to paint the ceiling and then the walls, sometimes you don't have a choice If you use tape, it is best to pretend the tape isn't there and cut it in cleanly - too easy for paint to seep behind the tape

If using a straight edge to keep the paint off of the wall, you need to wipe it clean often and pay attention to any waves/humps in the wall/ceiling.

I always use a good brush and keep a wet rag handy to wipe up any drips that might get on the wall.
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If this a ceiling paint job that is white on white, I cut the ceiling at the wall staying away from the corner by 1/8 " to 1/16 ". Don't let the paint touch the corner. Do not tape the wall. If you do....maybe

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