01:55PM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/07/02
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Ok, my next question is about painting the wall where it meets the ceiling. If there a specialize tool that will allow you to get the paint right into the crevice without getting the paint on the ceiling? I've been playing around with trim rollers, flat brushes, angled brushes and I just can't seem to paint the wall without getting paint on the ceiling unless I want to leave a 1/4 inch strip along the top of the wall.


06:52PM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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The special tool is called a quality paint brush. Not a 2.49 bargain brush but a Purdy or a Wooster

Paint the ceiling first and don't have a heart attack if you get a little on the wall.

Then you cut into the wall top with the brush, I usually use a two inch brush.


12:45AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
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Try a Shurline Edger it work very well. It is a pad with wheeels that guide it along and give you a straight line.


04:32AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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That edger works great if the ceiling isn't textured. The "quality" paint brush is best if cieling is textured.


04:56AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 11/19/02
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If you're painting the ceiling afterwards, or before- heed this: textured ceilings (more appropriately: popcorn ceilings) can be an absolute nightmare from hell to paint, and they'll make you wish you never started that project if you don't approach it the right way.

The key with popcorn ceilings is that you never know what you're going to get until you've started and it's too late, so it's best to be cautious to start out with.

Some popcorn ceilings have a bad habit of disintegrating if they get too wet with paint. Latex paint, particularly. It can get the popcorn damp and release it from the drywall on the ceiling. It's not a bad idea to start out with an oil primer and go VERY light with a roller. Otherwise, you can end up rolling the paint on, and having the popcorn roll off in big blotches. And that stuff is no fun at all to have to try to patch afterwards.

Good painting-

[This message has been edited by JayF (edited December 10, 2002).]


10:43AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 12/07/02
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Just as I thought. This isn't going to be easy. I'll just have to take it slower with the angled brush. And for those of you that are "quality" brush junkies, don't worry. I'm using Purdy brushes.


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