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Effectively Paint Corners and Edges

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One of the best things about going to see a painting in a museum is being able to notice all the little details that you might not be able to see by simply looking at a reproduction. The little dabs of color, the careful lining, the incredible degree of detail in everything from Dutch Golden Age paintings to the Impressionist masterpieces of Monet and Renoir – it really is a unique and incredible experience. In painting, as in so much of life, it really is the little things that help add up to something greater.

The same can be said when considering painting your home. For all the big, bold design ideas it might have, in the end, a successful home paint job is just as much about the little touches as it is those grand plans. One of the best examples of this is the importance of painting corners and edges with ease and effectiveness. While they are a comparatively small part of your home’s interior and exterior paint setup, they are nevertheless a crucial one.

Here, then, are a few things that you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes to painting your walls’ corners and edges.

Buy the Right Brush

The first thing you’ll want to keep in mind when painting the corners and edges of your walls is what type of painting apparatus you’re using for the job. As the saying goes, “for every task there is a proper tool,” and that applies to the world of painting as well. You can get that the Monets and Renoirs of the art world always used the right brush for the job. When you’re painting tight corners and wall edges, therefore, you’ll want to opt for a brush to match. Rollers really aren’t any good here – they’re simply too big and bulky. Another saying advises us against “painting everything with a broad brush,” and you’ll want to follow that advice here as well. Instead, opt for a narrower, more angled brush which can handle tight corners and edges.

The Importance of Masking Tape

Next, you’ll want to mark off the areas you’re painting. This can both more easily demarcate your “target” for you, thus making your brush strokes more accurate, as well as protect against paint splatters outside your intended area.

Painting Tight Crevices and Corners

Then there’s the question of how to go about painting these areas themselves. For starters, you’ll want to make sure that you have already patched any chips or cracks in these edges or corners. Painting before you have done so will just expose them all the more and make it harder to treat them later. What is more, you’ll want to wash the edges and corners in question before painting, so as to ensure a clean paint job. Once you have done these things, you’ll want to slide the narrow brush along the areas of question in such a way that it covers it completely without splattering.

Following these steps, you’ll be able to repaint corners and edges with ease.

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