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alaskaryan

10:26PM | 04/24/06
Member Since: 04/24/06
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My interior walls have the "orange peel" texturing on them. In each room, I am giving one wall a different color of paint than the rest of the walls to create an accent wall. My problem...Where the different colors meet I cannot seem to paint a "clean line". I have tried edging tools, painters tape, etc., etc. The orange peel texture throws off the edging tool and prevents it from riding smoothly. When it jumps, paint flows underneath and onto the oppostire wall. The texture also doesn't allow the painters tape to properly seal so paint from one wall flows underneath on the opposite wall. What technique/trick am I missing?

Billhart

08:39AM | 04/25/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
You must have a lot rougher texture than "orange peel".

If you can get tape to follow the texture then you need to learn how to cut in by hand.

Get a 2" angle brush, good quality.

Don't load it with lots of paint. And work it in towards the corner.

And don't wory about get a perfect line the first time. Keep working it and get closer and closer to the corner.

If the texture is real rough you might need to get the high points in a straight line. then go back with a smaller brush and fill in the low spots.

Don't forget that while you are working up close you will see the smallest jog off the line.

But standing back 5ft you won't see them.


BruceRidenour

06:44PM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
39 lifetime posts
I'm not certain I can add much to the advice here. Each person has their own way of doing things. My hand cutting techinque is quite different, though I don't know how well I can describe it here.

Good quality brush is absolutly a must. I use the Corona "Cortez" for latex paints and the "Pearl" for oils.

When cutting into a corner, the sharper the corner, the easier it is to get a straight line.

Load the brush and "lay off" the paint close to the edge your cutting. Then work the bristles into the corner and then lock your wrist and pull the bush with your arm and body. The secret is to get the paint into the corner the first time (this requires practice). Brushing through the paint several times creates a "snowplow effect" rolling the paint off the ends of the bristles in a "bead". This beading effect makes it difficult to cut an accurate line in a corner.

In 25 years of painting I've never found an edging tool or a type of tape that can match the accuracy of a hand cut done properly.

Best of luck to you!
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