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Cutting in

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by desperatediyer, 24 Apr 2012.

  1. joe-90

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    Dunno what you are all going on about. Synthetic brush with enough pressure to slightly bend the bristles - perfect line every time - takes just seconds.
     
  2. dcdec

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    I wouldn't recommend elrobbo's sytem as by cutting back into the paint it is likely that you'll not meet the previous section at the same level. By continuing your line from where you've just finished you'll achieve (or stand more chance) of a straight line. This method will not lift paint as once you've cut a section in you gently brush back over it.
    Always use a paint kettle and a couple of quick taps on the inside once loaded and don't overload the brush.
    My weapon of choice is a 3". Small brushes are difficult to cut in with, as mentioned use a synthetic and agree you only need light pressure.
     
  3. Starspark1

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    Now thats a tradesman who knows what he is talking about!!
    Stick with the professionals desperatediyer they know what there on about unlike some others......
     
  4. emilybronte

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    If you mean while keeping the wrist taut (not taught), then this makes sense.
     
  5. emilybronte

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    Perhaps 'plunge' was the wrong word. 'Dip' is better.

    You cannot however plunge or dip into a 'system' though, only into paint. :rolleyes:
     
  6. emilybronte

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    It does when you know what you are doing and have had lots of practice. OP, by his own admission, does not and has not - that's why he asked for advice. Telling him it's easy is not terribly helpful.
     
  7. emilybronte

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    By perversely referring to 'elrobbo' when nobody of that username has contributed to the thread, you succeed only in confusing non-regulars.

    What's the point? :rolleyes:
     
  8. joe-90

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    I've just told him.
     
  9. emilybronte

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    You've just told whom what?
     
  10. joe-90

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    Him what to do. He's not stupid ya know. :rolleyes:
     
  11. emilybronte

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    No, you didn't. Assuming 'him' is OP (and not elrobbo/dcdec in the post immediately before your last one), you merely told him what to use, not what to do with it.
     
  12. oldgreymouse

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    Best not to paint when you get back from the pub then :LOL:
     
  13. joe-90

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    Don't treat people like they are idiots. I gave him the right info without the waffle.
     
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  14. dcdec

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    No confusion Emily, he (elrobbo) (just so you can keep up) knows who i am talking about and thats all that matters.
    The op has successfully received several good pieces of advice to help him (the op) understand how to achieve better cutting in, and this post is far more confused by your deliberate awkwardness, you're clearly cleverer than that.
    You have an excellent understanding and application of the English language, however remember this is a decorating forum and you are not amongst your contemporaires so you are proving very little.
     
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    :confused: certainly not a text book method. :confused:

    The use of high quality brush makes a difference. Hold the brush using a pencil grip for greater control. Charge the brush and gently cut in in a controlled manner and run the brush back over with the wet edge. Always work form wet to dry and do not 'cut back in' as suggested!
     
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