Mrs. Fixit: Paint Edging Trick

January 15, 2009 8:10:38 AM PST
Getting an even edge on a paint job can be tough work, especially if you live in a home where the surroundings are a little uneven. Well, I have some tips to help out.

Once you get your wall painted, let it dry for a few days and then pull out the painter's tape and some ceiling paint.

Tape a level line about a quarter of an inch down from the ceiling onto the wall so you reveal just that quarter of inch of wall color.

Use a kitchen spatula or a plastic putty knife to seal the edges of the tape and make sure that it's sealed to the wall.

Next, grab the ceiling paint. You're going to paint the ceiling and that reveal you created with the tape. If your walls are a darker color you may want to go over that reveal with some stain blocking primer first.

Once the ceiling and the reveal are dry, carefully remove the tape by pulling it back on top of itself so thatyou get a nice even line.

This little trick gives you a nice crisp line and a clean paint job! This same idea works on painted moldings, just pull the molding color onto the wall to conceal uneven edges!

I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple.