textured walls - problems painting


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Old 04-13-02, 02:01 PM
ronna
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textured walls - problems painting

I'm redecorating a bathroom that has rough textured walls and popcorn on the ceiling. Walls will be bluish green and ceiling white. Already done with white primer. Easy. Now the hard part. How to keep the bluish green off the ceiling. Any ideas? Like Vicki (from 4/12) the color will bleed thru any tape because of the texture. Not sure caulk will work. Ideas would be most appreciated.
 
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Old 04-13-02, 02:30 PM
KeithP
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Firstly, don't put too much paint on the brush to reduce bleeding. Imagine if you stuck a wide drywall taping knife (perhaps 6-10 inches wide) into the edge at a 45 or so, then dabbed your wall color with a small brush (perhaps a 3/4 or 1 inch sash brush) up as far as you can safely go. The knife will give you a visual guide and a little more confidence than trying it free hand. Be sure not to slide the knife along, rather, pull away, wipe any bleed from the back and reinsert it and move on. No fast way to achieve this I'm afraid. Patience. Then you can cut down far enough that you'll feel sure enough of yourself to roll up to your cut. Keep a wet edge and do one wall at a time to avoid a nasty 'picture frame' effect.
 
 

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