Best way to fix bad edging job


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Old 09-09-18, 02:46 PM
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Best way to fix bad edging job

So this was my first attempt at painting an entire room by myself and kinda rushed into it without doing my usual research ahead of time. Anyway, i taped off the entire ceiling and the wainscoting but noticed when I pulled off the tape I did a pretty inconsistent job which resulted in the following examples. My question is after cleaning up the edging, should I do a quick once over over the entire wall again or should I be good to go after the touch ups?



 
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Old 09-09-18, 03:13 PM
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You don't generally need to use tape. Just a steady hand. I like sash brushes for cutting.
 
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Old 09-09-18, 03:17 PM
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Yeah I figured that out after the fact unfortunately. As for best practices for fixing my mistake, should I reapply paint to the entire wall after the touchups?
 
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Old 09-09-18, 03:45 PM
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You might be able to just cut the edge in with a brush one more time, and that's it. Whether or not the sheen shows will depend on the quality of the paint and how well it was stirred each time. Use a small brush, you don't need to paint 3" wide.
 
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Old 09-09-18, 03:51 PM
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I agree, skip the tape. I also use a angle cut sash brush for cutting in and typically spend $10-$15 for a nice brush. When cutting in I find it helpful to wipe off the paint on side of the brush that will be on the side of the woodwork. It helps me keep paint from going where I don't want it.
 
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Yeah I am using Behr Marquee. I actually went and bought an angle sash this morning, so I will just cut it and see how it looks. Thanks for the suggestions!
 
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A little late but I agree, touch up or recut in those areas with a brush. A 2" sash [angle] brush works best for most diyers. The odds are just cutting in the affected are will be satisfactory. You won't know for sure until the paint dries.
 
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Old 09-10-18, 08:55 AM
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Forget the brushes, forget the tape.

Pick up a Shur Line pad edger and you will knock out the entire room in 20 minutes with a perfectly straight and level paint line.

Not sure about the newest models but I have better luck moving the pad on the trimmer away from the ceiling to allow a 3/16" to1/4" gap.

It helps keep the paint out of the corner and makes a better line.

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/a...1&d=1536591248
 
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Maybe I don't understand but I think the 1/4" gap is the peoblem... not the solution.
 
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Old 09-10-18, 11:57 AM
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It's the inconsistency of the line that is the problem !
 
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Old 09-10-18, 01:51 PM
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I'm not sure how that would help his bottom picture unless you like seeing the previous color of wall paint. Trim color.... previous wall color... new wall color. A straight 1/4" strip of yellow on the wall isnt what is want to see.
 
 

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