Hard to paint areas

Anonymous asked 9 years ago

Is there an easy way to outline or trim the wall where it meets the ceiling so it doesn’t look bad or get paint on the ceiling without taping it?

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

Getting a perfect straight line next to the ceiling is difficult and takes practice with a brush, free hand. I do have a couple of ideas. Which one applies to you depends on the texture on the walls and ceiling.

1- Taping doesn't work very well if you have a texture surface, orange peel or knock down textures. You could apply a little caulk to this corner, were the wall and ceiling meet, to give a smoother surface for the tape to stick to. This also helps with freehand brushing.

2- You could use <a href="//www.painters-toys.com/frogtape.html" target="_blank">Frog Tape</a>. Frog Tape is a different kind of tape that swells a little on the edge when paint is applied. This helps block the paint from getting to the ceiling. Success depends on the amount of texture.

3- If you have smooth walls, no applied texture, use a paint pad. A <a href="//www.painters-toys.com/wooster-tru-edge-trimmer.html" target="_blank">good paint pad</a> will produce a straight line on a smooth surface with little effort.

No matter what method you try there will be the need to do a little touch-up on the ceiling. The only way to avoid this is freehand brushing with a good paint brush.