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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by HawkEye244, 26 Sep 2017.

  1. HawkEye244

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    What is the best way to paint around glass? Normally I just paint to the line as best I can, because using masking tape I've found to be quite frustrating. Likewise using a straightedge just results in the paint pushing out underneath.

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    Is there a more fool proof method ?
     
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    I have found that frog masking is worth the money
     
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    I'll give it a go
     
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    Steady hand, 16th onto the glass.
     
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    I'll second for frog tape, good stuff.
     
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    Seconded.

    A decent brush makes life much easier.

    The increase in the use of masking tape by so called professional decorators depresses me. I have lost count of the number of houses that I have passed where the Mickey Mouse painter has used cheap regular masking tape on glass (seemingly unaware that regular tape is only UV safe for 24 hours and after that the glue turns to rock).

    IMO if a decorator cannot paint a window without tape they ain't worth employing.
     
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    If you get a tiny bit of paint on the glass, just use a sharp blade to scrape it off. It will be faster than applying tape first.

    If you feel more comfortable with tape, Frog tape (by all accounts) is good but Toolstation sell the blue UV "resistant" tape for £1.89

    https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Pa...Professional+UV+Resistant+Masking+Tape/p30227

    I use it when spraying or applying tube based glazing materials.
     
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    I agree with your statement, I have had a few jobs where windows have been masking taped up and I've had the job of taking it off after it was left on for over a week (Tip: WD40 works well to remove the masking tape glue) but these people aren't decorators, so suggesting Frog Tape; which is designed for the job, is a very practical solution for a DIY'er. Most people don't have brushes that have been worn down to give a nice cut and will not spend a lot of money on a decent brush, a brush that they will only use occasionally, neither do they have the practiced skill to create that cut.
     
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    At the same time it 'aint rocket science. paint the wood and not the glass. I reckon if you can't get the hang of cutting in after an hour or so you are probably going to struggle to do a decent job, full stop. You can even get pre-cut brushes for cutting in nowadays.
     
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    Pre-cut brushes are naff, the angled cut and shorter bristle does not a cutting in brush make. if you want nice cutting in brush you can't go far wrong with a Sash Brush
     
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    Never was a truer word written. The worn down brush is better than anything for cutting in along glass.
     
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