Cutting in along trim - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > General Painting Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View VIBE's Photo Album My Photos
Default Cutting in along trim

I am decorating for a couple that have just built a new home. They have asked me to repaint the bathroom as they are unhappy with the colour and the home builder will not do it. They have immaculate 4" cherry trim baseboards and trim around the door. Short from removing it or using tape (as it bleeds) what could i do to ensure no paint blemishes the trim?? What a headache!!
VIBE is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
Formerly ModernStyle
 
In Demand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Owensboro Kentucky
Posts: 346
Rewards Points: 250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 64 Times in 42 Posts
View In Demand's Photo Album My Photos
Default

cut it or tape it, what other options are there?
In Demand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
tsevnami
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,189
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 37
Thanked 62 Times in 51 Posts
View tsunamicontract's Photo Album My Photos
Default

id use an accubrush.
tsunamicontract is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
Flog a Mocker
 
Tonyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,493
Rewards Points: 116
Thanks: 522
Thanked 641 Times in 357 Posts
View Tonyg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Hire a professional?

__________________
"Drudgery is honorable"
Tonyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:20 PM   #5
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 68
Rewards Points: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
View brushmstr's Photo Album My Photos
Default

If the trim is sealed properly, then you can use a flex putty knife to clean off any paint that you get on the trim. Works real well. Much easier than it seems. Good Luck.
brushmstr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Frog tape is suppose to be useful...

Otherwise. throw on some tape (blue / 2090) and seal the painted edge with clear paintable caulk. Be sure after applying the caulk that you wipe it off really well. You just need enough to seal the edge of the tape so the paint does not bleed through. Paint till your hearts' content, when done, pull tape and watch the magic...
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
Hire a professional?


That too!
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:32 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 13
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View KG Painting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I 2nd Tony's solution.
KG Painting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:36 PM   #9
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 56
Rewards Points: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View dmm26's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Uuummmmm How new to painting are you? You should be able to just cut it in with a brush, and as mentioned above use a putty knife to get off any that gets on the trim. That's a pretty basic painting skill.
dmm26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
johnpaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,187
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 1,340
Thanked 1,031 Times in 753 Posts
View johnpaint's Photo Album My Photos
Default

That's more along the lines of the diy kind of questions, most of the guy's kind of frown on those kind of questions on here. Maybe try the diy sites.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Never argue with a fool - they will drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
johnpaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:45 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View Phil Phelps's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Ues your tape and brush on clear shellac to act as a sealer. The paint won't bleed under the tape.
Phil Phelps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
JNLP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 2,384
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 491
Thanked 325 Times in 202 Posts
View JNLP's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Usually I have no problems cutting it straight. If it's iffy or I get a little on the trim, I just pull my rag tight over a putty knife and run it down the edge leaving a nice clean line.
JNLP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 09:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
vermontpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,407
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 3,091
Thanked 5,929 Times in 3,434 Posts
View vermontpainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

The only decent painting skill I have is cutting. Here's how I do it: identify the line you want to cut. In your case, a tight paint line into cherry. Stare at that line. Let your eyes cross very slightly until you see three lines. Draw the line in the middle. Pull it fast. It is much easier to draw a straight line quickly in long strokes than it is in short choppy strokes. Cutting is an art and one of the timeless crafts of the true painter.



__________________
Scott


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
vermontpainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 09:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vermontpainter View Post
....Pull it fast. It is much easier to draw a straight line quickly in long strokes than it is in short choppy strokes. Cutting is an art and one of the timeless crafts of the true painter.

Funny!

JP would say the same thing....

I have to agree.
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 10:33 PM   #15
PinheadsUnite
 
daArch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: almost there
Posts: 30,724
Rewards Points: 1,696
Thanks: 13,929
Thanked 17,336 Times in 10,141 Posts
View daArch's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vermontpainter View Post
<SNIP> Let your eyes cross very slightly until you see three lines. Draw the line in the middle.
Three martinis help get you there. Which is also an old pro painter technique.





__________________
"Glazed Donuts Are the Building Blocks of the Universe"

"Are we having fun yet"
daArch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: nashville TN
Posts: 359
Rewards Points: 260
Thanks: 86
Thanked 85 Times in 45 Posts
View daren's Photo Album My Photos
Default

The proper martini should have 2 olives and be in a bigger glass. This is painting we are talking about.
daren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 01:08 AM   #17
PinheadsUnite
 
daArch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: almost there
Posts: 30,724
Rewards Points: 1,696
Thanks: 13,929
Thanked 17,336 Times in 10,141 Posts
View daArch's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daren View Post
The proper martini should have 2 olives and be in a bigger glass. This is painting we are talking about.
Sorry, I'm a little gauche when it comes to a proper martini. I'm a bourbon drinker.

My father and F-I-L were the martini drinkers (they are at Heaven's 19th hole as I write). The glasses were definitely bigger, but neither like them embellished with "garbage", and hell, they only liked vermouth whispered over the glass.

And neither were in the trades.

I'll acquiesce to your obvious experience



__________________
"Glazed Donuts Are the Building Blocks of the Universe"

"Are we having fun yet"
daArch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 06:59 AM   #18
very senior member
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hagerstown md
Posts: 9,846
Thanks: 3,620
Thanked 5,521 Times in 3,389 Posts
View chrisn's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
Hire a professional?

chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 07:03 AM   #19
very senior member
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hagerstown md
Posts: 9,846
Thanks: 3,620
Thanked 5,521 Times in 3,389 Posts
View chrisn's Photo Album My Photos
Default

, they only liked vermouth whispered over the glass.


When I was drinking them, if the vermouth was in the same room, you were OK
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 09:12 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Dave Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,539
Rewards Points: 2,922
Thanks: 4,377
Thanked 2,491 Times in 1,405 Posts
View Dave Mac's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daArch View Post
Three martinis help get you there. Which is also an old pro painter technique.


and he is the local moderator who doesnt paint lol
Dave Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wallpaper Installation: cutting around a thermostat ProWallGuy Photos of Project and Equipment 16 12-18-2008 07:14 AM
Pics of cutting in please Vpopov81 Photos of Project and Equipment 16 09-02-2008 08:56 PM
Cutting Help Needed JeffG Surface Preparation and Application 34 08-09-2008 09:39 PM
Cutting... Wickedgood! General Painting Discussion 18 01-25-2008 09:47 AM
Cutting in along base and around trim Crown Restoration General Painting Discussion 2 08-29-2007 08:03 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com