Painting a straight line next to the trim trick

Remodeling 09.16.15
How to make a straight line up against the trim with your wall paint.
  • Start by painting the trim first . You can pass over onto the wall by an inch or so.
  • Loading up your 3" brush full with paint helps you to 'find your line'. With subtle pressure, run the tips of the bristles to the corner. You will find the right resistance to your bristles in the corner to make the line straight.
  • To make the line even straighter, take your 5-in-1 tool wrapped with a wet rag and drag it down the corner. At just the right angle, this will give you a crisp, straight line.
  • A 5-in-1 tool and clean, wet rag can give you a laser straight line. That is if you don't drink too much coffee!
  • Dee W
    Dee W Rock Creek, OH
    Jeanette S that's a good idea as long as your walls are straight and flat. With our old house there is always clean-up after a paint job
  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    Our big problem was the grout they put in was bumpy and made it impossible to use tape or a brush. Hubby took a single edge razor blade and gently and patiently (which I do not have) cut off the excess without cutting into the wall board as we went from
  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    Yup, straight corners are a must for straight lines Jeanette.

    Having the luxury of knowing you are going to be in a house for a long time, you can invest the love that turns a house into

  • Vale_g_o
    vale_g_o Wilmington, NC
    Check out my cutting trim technique
  • Ohginnger
    ohginnger Banning, CA
    thanks, gonna try this next time....
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