Adjacent walls - 2 different colours

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  1. jackpot

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    Painting a feature wall. The adjacent walls will be a different colour.

    Any tips for getting a straight line where the 2 walls meet.

    Is a trusty steady hand the best way or do you decorators have any handy tips?

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    Yes MK1 steady hand and a good brush (like a purdy) is the best way. I've tried masking tape and gadgets with wheels pads and whatnot, really just gimmicks! :ROFLMAO:
    Hard to explain, but increasing or easing pressure on the brush to get the bristles to follow the line can be better than moving the brush from side to side.(y)
     
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    Not a decorator and my hand is not that steady, so I use Frog Tape.
     
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    as above a decent brush like Purdy is the way to go

    run some folded sandpaper down the corner a few times to give you a clean line to work with. Frog tape is also an option if you aren't confident.

    Good luck
     
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    I use a nice Proform Blaze angled 2" brush makes it much easier !
     
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    Fine bead of caulk, lightly run a nail or similar point down pre the caulk setting.

    Makes the couple of mm next to the corner smooth so the bristles dont jump and gives a centre mark to work to.
     
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