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RE: OT- Painting

Theresa said it! You will not notice any minor imperfections at the
edges after you step back from it. Or you might try stenciling a design
along the ceiling edge. Molding can be pretty hard to fit when the walls
are not square (and no walls are really square) but a pretty stencil is
easy to do.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Theresa G.
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:25 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT- Painting

Ok Donna- first breathe! Then go get a glass of wine.  The reality is
that if you look closely, the lines of wall corners or wall to ceiling
are almost never straight.  AND the paint job isn't perfect either.
You'd be amazed what you don't notice unless you are doing it yourself,
up close and personal.  Just make it a straight as you can and move on
with life.  I can assure you the lines in my house are not straight nor
is my painting perfect.  But really, even I don't notice it anymore.
I usually do tape it off and paint, but then I end up going back and
touching it up free hand with a smallish (1") angled brush after I rip
the tape off.  The newer the brush, the crisper the edge, and easier it
is to do free-hand.  Because my house (like most track-homes) has that
stupid textured wallboard on it, the tape thing isn't perfect as some
paint always leaks underneath.


Donna wrote:
> Ok, who is a painter here?? Anyone?
>   I got this idea to paint the ceiling one color, certain walls
>  another, and the balance of the walls yet another color in my front
>  room/dinning room which are basically all one.
>   Someone should have slapped me when I decided to do this!  Seems
>  neither of us are painters when it comes to this.  DH tried first to
>  hand the edge... that didn't work.  I tried taping and using an
>   Jury still out on that till I take the tape off, but chances are
>  didn't work either.  Part of the problem (besides the inability to do
>  this) is that the walls are not square!
>   If you follow the crease of the ceiling wall, it isn't straight.  So
>  is better to leave an edge down the wall or on the ceiling? But then,
>  thinking a straight line with uneven crease will probably not look
>  either.
>   And those edgers.... geesh, left a ridge that neither of us noticed
>  till it was too late... so tomorrow, I am going to sand it off, try
>  painting again....as it all needs a second coat anyways....
>   HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>   Donna
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