Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Sounds all round like avoiding tape is good. If cutting in after doing trim first and avoiding masking how do you find the sheen levels of the low sheen wall finish over any small semigloss excess left next to the trim or frames etc.usually cut it in, if it has to be done at the same time.
You can sometimes get away with taping it after a day or two (a week would be better) but often the tape still pulls some of the paint off.
It makes a difference what kind of trim paint you are using. Some paints are more durable, and less likely to peel.
Also, make sure you leave the tape on for the least amount of time possible, and remove immediately after painting. This will improve your chances of good results.
Sheen differences are not a problem most of the time, if you are doing standard 2 coats, and not going crazy on the overlapping.Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Sounds all round like avoiding tape is good. If cutting in after doing trim first and avoiding masking how do you find the sheen levels of the low sheen wall finish over any small semigloss excess left next to the trim or frames etc.
Some companies are like that.... I almost got fired my first day for one company when the boss saw me masking hinges on doors so I could roll right over them three times, rather than take the extra time to cut around them all perfect like. They see it as a waste of tape and time... I see it as a time saver.... I have seen people WAY over mask too though, so there is a balance.I still remember when I was a newb and asked about taping - something like "aren't we going to tape next?." Everyone looked at me like a I had 3 heads. (Or like I was just a newb). We rarely sprayed, of course, which is a whole different story.
We do minimal taping, but do tape where appropriate. Cutting in walls to trim is not something we typically tape though. A skilled painter can cut in walls quick with no need for tape. If you have a concern with bonding to the semi, there is nothing wrong with quickly hitting it with sandpaper to scuff it up. When we paint trim, we try not to blast in the walls excessively. I like to see it lap about 1/8" onto the walls, then we cut the wall in to make a nice sharp line. The lap ensures there will be no holidays when trying to cut both the trim and wall. It is also faster.