The little edger tool has a bristled rectangular pad on it. Let the tape stick out perpendicular to the trim to act as a little protective roof to catch paint drips.
Now just move the brush steadily against the edge pulling is easier than pushing until you start running low on paint.
How to paint trim without getting it on the wall. But painters tape is a necessity in every home and I never do a project without it. Take your brush and dunk its tip into your can of paint and dont forget to tap off the excess paint. Carefully move the brush up to or down to the edge and use the side of the brush to create that straight edge.
I was surprised by how much paint I needed to apply to the pain in order to get good coverage so you may be surprised too. Instead slowly peel it away from the wall toward yourself. But if Im painting the ceiling and walls I spray everything starting from trim to walls then mask off walls and spray the ceiling.
Feel free to mess up as you apply the paint but spread all of it in one direction. Scrape away excess compound and wipe it with a damp cloth before it dries. Metal or plastic masking guards are not used either.
I usually spray everything and love my sprayer. This keeps the brush bristles loaded so paint is being applied to your trim rather than bare bristles streaking across it. Tape the edges of the wall where it meets the trim.
Favored by professional painters the cut-in method is pure freehand painting. If youve ever contemplated should I paint my wood trim white then youre in the right place. Never use paint until after you stir it.
One of my favorite tips. Hold the pad flat perpendicular to the surface of the paint and dunk just a bit. Painting Wood Trim White without losing your mind should be the real title of this post because well I have done it the right way and the wrong way and nearly lost my mind.
Use sandpaper to remove any raised sections on the wall and smooth the area to be repaired. Drop Cloth and a damp rag for wiping the paint trim guard. If your just painting the walls from the way I do my work Every single painter is different I just use a brush and 18inch roller.
You can create a subtly beautiful effect by choosing the same color for your walls and trim but simply altering the sheen. Gently dunk just the bristles in the paint can. Ultimately it may not make much of a difference but I prefer to paint moldings before tackling the rest of a room because then it doesnt matter if some of the trim paint strays onto the walls.
If you just taped and primed the trim you can skip this step Stir the paint thoroughly with a stir stick. Lay the tape onto the woodwork and press it with the corner of your putty knife to prevent the wall paint from bleeding behind the tape onto the woodwork. Semi-gloss paint is easy to wipe down has a pretty sheen that catches the light and highlights your pretty trim and it creates a pretty edge next to your less shiny walls.
Tape all wallwoodwork seams with painters tape. Slap your paint brush on the side of the paint bucket instead of wiping off the tip. Otherwise I just cut in by hand.
Painting Without Tape or Cutting-In. Use blue painters tape to tape the edges of the wall where they meet the edges of the trim. Using an angled sash brush and a special cut bucket a small paint can without a lip draw wide sweeps of paint close to but not touching the excluded area.
If youre planning on applying paint manually without the help of masking tape or other instruments you should start with the trim. No tape is used. Do not pull the tape in an upward motion as this may accidentally peel paint from the baseboards.
Painting the Trim. Microfiber cloths and all-purpose cleaner or vinegar solution. 3 Tips and Tricks for Painting without brush strokes.
Paint Cup the magnetic paint brush holder on this is super helpful for doing trim work. Move the brush perpendicularly away from the edge and finish the stroke. Scratches holes and nicks should be filled in with a spackling compound.
Youll need a putty knife to apply the compound to the dents that need to be filled. I am going to share the easy way to paint wood trim in this step-by-step tutorial. Pull the tape directly backward from the trim and aim to keep it as low to the carpet as possible.