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Conquer Painting Straight Ceiling Lines (without Tape)

$27
30 Minutes
Easy

Painting straight ceiling lines can be a bear.Especially if you've got a white ceiling and a bold colored wall, say orange.Last weekend I had to paint a ceiling white. So I decided to shoot a video, take some pictures and share my tips. If you've got a painting project in your future you should at least see what supplies will help you master your endeavor.Cheers,Jeff
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Learn how to paint straight ceiling lines by hand
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Use a Purdy ClearCUT brush
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Grab a Purdy jumbo mini roller too, you'll need it!!!
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Add some White Dove lint-free rollers to the mix to reduce lint on your ceiling or walls.
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Use a wire grid and 2 gallon bucket instead of a tray
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Dip your brush about 1 inch into the paint
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Brush on your paint using the edge of the brush, all the ends of the bristles should make contact with the wall. Brush on a 2 to 3 foot section then back brush over it (the video shows you how to do this)
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
After brushing on 2 to 3 feet of paint roll on a coat with your roller.
conquer painting straight ceiling lines without tape, paint colors, painting, walls ceilings
Rinse off your brush with water and use Press N Seal to preserve it. You can learn more by clicking on my link below.
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  • Nancy Merrell
    on Sep 16, 2014

    A professional painter showed me how ....first a really good 2"angle brush,then start about 1/4 " away from edge works every time for me paint goes to edge and I have a straight line.

  • Jerry Toombs
    on May 29, 2015

    I was taught the exact same way as described and it really does work. I tweaked it just a tad, though. I like to use the mini roller first then all I have to cut in is the tiny strip left, for me, its always less than an inch wide. If you have bifocal/trifocals that would make it more of a challenge...think "reading glasses".

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