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Painting Interiors - Cutting In & More!

Before you paint your walls, you will need to tackle the task of cutting in. Cutting in is when you apply paint to the corners where the the ceilings and walls all meet. Also, you will need to cut in to any molding on the floor or ceiling of the walls. The reason you need to do this is that paint rollers, even the narrow rollers, cannot neatly reach within a few inches of the corners.

There are some different tool choices you have for cutting in. Traditionally, painters use a brush that is 3 or 4 inches wide. Also popular these days are paint edgers. These come in a few different varieties. Typically the edgers are a little sponge like brush with wheels attached to it. The wheels act as a handy mechanism for making sure that you neatly cut in a straight line. Most edgers can be used on ceilings, baseboards, doors and windows. Typically they are adjustable and come with replacement pads for re use.

Brighten a Room - Paint Your Ceiling
If you want to make a room brighter and fresh looking, painting the ceiling in addition to the walls will make a nice impact. Remember that you can't over-prep a room for painting, so make sure all the furniture is moved to the center of the room and covered completely with drop cloths.

Faux Painting Techniques
Not overly difficult to learn, faux painting and finishing a walls & ceilings can transform any room. If you are willing to put in the time, there are many techniques available that can make your ideas come to fruition. Common faux painting techniques include - Sponging, Ragging, Color Washing, Striping and Dry Brushing.