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Saturday, June 24th, 2006 12:15 pm


If you're not [livejournal.com profile] mlbish, I'm wondering what made you want to see these! LOL!

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This is just regular trim, taped at the top (to keep paint from getting on the wall, obviously) and at the bottom, against the carpet. When I tape the carpet, I leave a little extra (about 1/16th of an inch) curling up toward the trim and then use my fingers to push it down where the carpet begins to curve downward.

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This "special" taping is a bit more of a bitch-kitty. It's the same idea but takes smaller pieces of tape and more patience. I use that around the door trim and stuff like this railing. It take a bit of time, all together (about 1/2 hour or so) but it saves a lot of time and headaches in the long run.

Good luck! :)
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Saturday, June 24th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's sad, really, how easily entertained I am!
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I'm likely to click on anything that promises photographs, too! :)
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
My favorite part of painting is peeling the tape off when I'm through. :)
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oooh I love that bit too. But with the little bit of nervousness that it may pull some of the new paint
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
I find that if you do it while the paint is still a little wet, you don't have that problem.

Of course, you DO have the problem of pieces of tape with wet paint all over them. I do it with a plastic grocery bag in-hand!
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
May I add something?

Splurge on the good "painter's tape" -- really. It's worth every red cent!

:)
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
You're darned tootin'. I always buy the blue 2" stuff because it's hard to miss and it's wide enough to catch a multitude of sins. :)
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
I painted with someone once who thought that buying cheap masking tape would be just as good....and a way to save money. Never, ever again!!
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'll tell you which stuff is worthless - that stuff that only has sticky on about a 1/4" of it and the rest is non-sticky. Pfeh!

Accept no substitutes!
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oh look! Pretty blue trim! Oh...wait...
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
You're so blonde!
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
No seriously, whenever I see that blue painters' tape, it looks like blue trim to me. I mean, I KNOW it's not, but sometimes it even looks good with the colors! Case in point--KatColorado's tangerine kitchen! {giggle}
Sunday, June 25th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
I'd never paint my trim to have blue racing stripes (at least, not before selling the house)!
Sunday, June 25th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Cool! Thanks. :-) I've scrutinized the pics and added them to my memories. The trim in our house is in terrible shape and *is* going to have to be painted.

One other question: When you paint the doors, do you take them down and outside (or wherever) and paint them, or do you just do it as they hang? It seems like the officially "correct" thing to do would be to take them down and take off the hinges, etc. but that seems like a lot lot lot of trouble.

Very helpful, speddy. Thanks! :-)
Sunday, June 25th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
You're more than welcome. :) I hate painting trim because of all the prep work but I'm always struck by how much neater/cleaner the room looks once it's done. After I'm done, I always vow I'll be much more careful with the vacuum and carrying things upstairs so as not to scar it but, inevitably, I get lazy and make it look crappy again. ;)

As for doors, it's probably a lot easier to take them down in the long run but I don't. I paint them while they're hanging. In fact, I'm taking a break, right now, from painting doors and jambs. I feel like jambing my head against a door, at this point! ;oP
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
I'm just commenting here to say I've just added you as a friend - I kinda thought I already had as I see you commenting all the time lol! If you friend me back, don't worry - I don't post much so I won't add much to your friends pages :D (Oh, and I'm bandm on bc)