If you do the trim first there is no masking needed, other than handles and hinges, plus "No brush/roller marks".....then when you mask for the walls you have nice clean lines.:thumbup:Why spray the trim before the walls. Is it that much faster to cut and roll the walls? I've done a couple where the trim was just going to get touched up here and there, so I masked it all off. Literally took one whole 10 hour day to mask off the entire house. The next day I came in sprayed the whole place.
Absolutely . . . I was so stubborn about this for the longest time. Insisted on cutting trim into walls last. Then I'd see jobs done by guys I "knew" weren't as good as me and their lines looked as good as mine. I couldn't live with that so I started cutting walls into trim. I'll never go back.That is exactly what we do. You get much better lines cutting walls into trim, and we save final coat on baseboard till absolute last. That works best for us.
Not true. I paint unpainted popcorn ceilings ALL THE TIME with a roller. It's a 2 coat process. BIN for the first coat, it won't rewet the texture, it will kill any stains that are present and it's so thin that it doesn't have the "suction" that your heavier bodied paints do, so it doesn't pull the texture off. 2nd coat is flat latex same day.Matt--
If you try to roll an unpainted popcorn ceiling, it's going to come down on your head, mess your roller up, and screw the whole job up.
Do yourself a favor and only spray paint a popcorn ceiling--especially if unpainted.
Not true. I paint unpainted popcorn ceilings ALL THE TIME with a roller. It's a 2 coat process. BIN for the first coat, it won't rewet the texture, it will kill any stains that are present and it's so thin that it doesn't have the "suction" that your heavier bodied paints do, so it doesn't pull the texture off. 2nd coat is flat latex same day.
Rich,JTP...not to respond for someone else, but the point is to use a non-water based product. The popcorn is made with water, therefore a water based product (ie-latex primer) "reactivates" the popcorn causing it to roll right off with the roller.
You can use any oil based primer. Yes, BIN will work, but you ain't catching me applying that stuff over my head! :no: No way
Try cover stain or alkyd problock or something. BIN will be a nightmare waiting to happen. No nap will keep that stuff from getting everywhere...
Rich-- You can see that I am humble based on my own idea of self preservation. Heck, I advocate learning the easy way b/c the Guy or Gal Upstairs knows I've usually had to set lots of nails with my forehead instead of a hammer. These forums have already saved me numerous holes in my head!I totally remember my first mistake painting popcorn ceilings! I felt like such a moron as I tried desperately to think of a reason why I was rolling the ceiling off at every pass. The HO's we're standing right there as I was doing it too....I was a semi-pro at that point and still was learning some very basic concepts. I still am learning, but luckily this forum has helped me gain much that I didn't quite get. I love this place and I love different points of view, even if mine is different. Voicing differences only makes us stronger in here. If we all agreed on things all the time and all did things 1 way only, things would be so boring
No you don't sound rude Rich , But since I paint the trim and doors first (door off the jambs) I cover the doors with plastic, mask off the trim with 6" or 9" paper then shoot the ceiling and Backroll. The next day, we mask off the ceilings with 12" paper, then shoot the walls. It sounds Bassackwards I know, but here in Vegas, procedures are a little different. Not to mention, it not as cold as where you are....the paints dry a little faster.chameleon
why are you painting the trim and ceilings, then masking them?
it just seems so backwards, not to mention risky to me with fresh paint on them...I hope I don't sound rude