How to Paint Bullnose Corners How to Paint Bullnose Corners

What You'll Need
House paint
Paint brushes and rollers
Painters tape

Bullnose corners are rounded corners on a countertop, or in the corners of drywall or molding. They add a subtle, yet elegant flair to any home, but when it’s time to redecorate, they can get a little tricky to paint. Luckily, with a little preparation you can accomplish the task with ease, so just read the simple steps below to learn how to paint bullnose corners yourself without the need for an expensive house painter or decorater.

Step 1: Choose Your Color

Because bullnose corners are already eye catching, it’s typically not recommended to transition wall colors in these areas (leave that for regular, 90 degree angle corners). Instead, keep the bullnose corners the same color as the two adjacent walls.

Step 2: Paint the Room

Paint the rest of the room first before you get started on the bullnose corners. Remember to lay down a tarp for protection against any drips, and remove anything from the room that could easily get damaged.

Step 3: Apply Painter’s Tape

Apply some painter’s tape to the boundary areas of the bullnose corner. This will prevent crooked lines where the painting of the baseboard or molding meets the color of the wall. Take a smaller hand brush and paint carefully paint the bullnose corner, making sure to carefully work the brush into any detail work.

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