Painting trim tips
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Avoid Drips as you Paint - Masking tape does a good jobof protecting woodwork—ifit's applied well.Clean off all the dirt and grime alongthe edge of the trim with a damp rag.Hold the tape tight against the wall androll it out so the tape covers the edge.Press the tape against the wood with aputty knife along the entire length. Usepainter's tape that's at least twice as wideas the trim and leave it flared out to protectthe face of the trim from drips.When you're done, either remove thetape imm...
Tips for Faster, Neater Painting
You can’t cover large areas like ceilings, extra-tall walls or stairwells in single, continuous strokes, so the best way to minimize lap marks on these areas is to feather out the paint along the edges that you can’t keep wet. The thinner, feathered coat of paint will avoid the buildup that causes the lap mark. To paint a large section without leaving lap marks, roll the nearly dry roller in different directions along the dry edge, feathering out the paint as you go. After completing the entire