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Old 12-17-2010, 07:22 AM   #21
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Re: Poll: Edgework Or Roll First?


Cut in first is the way to go. Anything else is slop painting. That said, I've done my share of sloppin over the years. Price usually is the determinator.

As I got older and cutting the base harder I started cutting the ceiling line and upper wall, and frames, then rolling, including "jamming" the corners, then getting down and cutting the lower walls, frames and base.

If you want to avoid problems always maintain a wet edge.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:17 AM   #22
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Cut in first is the way to go. Anything else is slop painting.
I'm pretty sure an interior decorator told me that once before.

Getting the walls rolled while your cuts are still wet.. seems to me like you'd either have to be pretty fast, have 2 guys, or do 1 wall at a time.

I like my way, and I take pride in my hackery....if that's ok with everyone.

(for the record, I voted "Doesn't matter" )
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Is the vote still on?

Sorry guys I didn't read the thread, I just voted.

I usually cut first, then roll. Just seems easier, to me.
I hate cutting, what, with my old eyes and all.
Get it out of the way, then blow in the rolling.

D.

OK, I went back to read.

Texture, sure I still try to get as close to the corner as possible.
I didn't see any thing about trim in OP, but, at least, prime and first finish coat before install. (back to my cutting comment, that's at least 3 less cuts, it's a no brainer.)

@ Steve, I think you should know by now, how wide YOU, have to cut?

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Maybe it's time for me to go over to the concrete forum here,and tell about how I removed and replaced my patio slab a few years ago.

Took me 2 weeks, and its been cracking like a SOB.

But it hasn't washed away in the rain, so I must be pretty good at it.

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I'm pretty sure an interior decorator told me that once before.

Getting the walls rolled while your cuts are still wet.. seems to me like you'd either have to be pretty fast, have 2 guys, or do 1 wall at a time.
Yep, BINGO on all three!
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Yep, BINGO on all three!


I'm not trying to argue anything... the poll here shows proof of the "correct" way.

But can't I skin my cat however I want?

I've done it both ways a few times, and was only describing how I USUALLY like to do it in MOST situations.

Anyone here that likes to cut first (for whatever reason they want)...seriously...that's ok with me!
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lol thread.

there is no question, cut in then roll.
With one man complete 1 wall then move on.
Two men, cutting and rolling machine.

What if you roll then cut in and some paint magically drops from the brush creating a 4" long spatter on your semi dry wall?
000psie.

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Work top to bottom, left to right starting on the wall to the right of the door (you'll finish at the door, and go eat lunch, ta dah!).

lol.



EDIT: I use a 3" oval brush that holds 1 gal. of paint, sometimes it drips.
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lol thread.

there is no question, cut in then roll.
With one man complete 1 wall then move on.
Two men, cutting and rolling machine.

What if you roll then cut in and some paint magically drops from the brush creating a 4" long spatter on your semi dry wall?
000psie.

REMEMBER:
Work top to bottom, left to right starting on the wall to the right of the door (you'll finish at the door, and go eat lunch, ta dah!).

lol.



EDIT: I use a 3" oval brush that holds 1 gal. of paint, sometimes it drips.
This brings up another point. Even though I'm right-handed, I've always preferred to paint from right to left. It caused a "spirited debate" with my first employee, who thought it just seemed wrong. After 15 years, I finally managed to convince him...just before he left to get his MBA. Since then, I just tell every new hire that it's just our company policy.

For whatever reason, cutting from right to left always felt more comfortable. I think it just seems easier on my arm, wrist, and shoulder. These days, I try to go out of my way to not add to the collection of aches and pains.

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REMEMBER:
Work top to bottom, left to right starting on the wall to the right of the door (you'll finish at the door, and go eat lunch, ta dah!).
But what if you're left handed?
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REMEMBER:
Work top to bottom, left to right
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I've always preferred to paint from right to left.
I'm sorry Gough. But you're doing it wrong.
Doing it wrong for an extended period of time is no excuse.
I predict you'll be out of business very soon..probably sometime tomorrow.
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BTW
Times (off the top of my head) I wouldn't roll first.. Doing 1 coat, using oil base, or most higher-end.
Regardless, my point being.. I ALWAYS roll last.

Oh yeah...sometimes I work right to left too...so shoot me.
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I'm sorry Gough. But you're doing it wrong.
Doing it wrong for an extended period of time is no excuse.
I predict you'll be out of business very soon..probably sometime tomorrow.
My money is on 4:26pm this afternoon!
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along the same lines do any of you guys tape off or just do it by eye?????
and what kind of rollers do you use so you dont get any pick off?
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I tape before caulking trim.

sometimes I tape base to keep spit off it .

Otherwise I don't tape anything unless I'm gonna start sprayin'...and THAT'S another thread.
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Oh yeah...sometimes I work right to left too...so shoot me.
Normally, I'd be happy to, but I'm busy going out of business

I need to save ammo...for food...and creditors.

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I hope you got my point...that there isn't just one way to paint.

I ASSUME there's more than 1 way to do most things in any of the trades, and still have them be correct...as well as any other endeavour for that matter.

Maybe I'm wrong.

Maybe I'm just an old hack bastard.
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I hope you got my point...that there isn't just one way to paint.

I ASSUME there's more than 1 way to do most things in any of the trades, and still have them be correct...as well as any other endeavour for that matter.

Maybe I'm wrong.

Maybe I'm just an old hack bastard.
In order: yes, yes, possibly, and for certain.
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Well, it looks like I was wrong. I'm not going to speak to any of you now for a week!
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Well, it looks like I was wrong. I'm not going to speak to any of you now for a week!
You shouldn't punish yourself just because you were wrong. Give yourself a break and learn from your mistakes.
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You shouldn't punish yourself just because you were wrong. Give yourself a break and learn from your mistakes.


Or just get used to being wrong!

what...you're not married?
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Or just get used to being wrong!

what...you're not married?

If a man says something out loud and a woman isn't around to hear it, is he still wrong?

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