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How to Tape When Painting Around Trim

In this video, Erica Lugbill, interior designer and owner of Lugbill Designs, an upscale home remodelling and interior design firm in Chicago shows how to tape when you’re painting around trim.

To start with, you need standard tools: a putty knife, x-acto knife, painter’s tape at least 1.5″ width and a rag or dry paintbrush for cleaning.

The first step is to clean and prepare the surface by using dry brush to remove dust and the grime so the tape can stick well on the wall. If you skip this step there would be leakage on the trim that paint will slip right through. If your baseboards are very dirty be sure to use cleaning rug.

Then place the tape from the edge and follow the line and press down as you go. Once you get to the corner, rip off the edge and take a putty knife into the corner. Then slice off the excess tape by following the edge of the putty knife. Leave the tape sitting out. Don’t press it down the baseboard so it covers the trim from paint splatter. Do this throughout the whole room that you’re painting.

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How to Keep Paint Off of Glass When Painting Windows

In this video by Erica Lugbill, interior designer, and owner of Lugbill Designs, a highend home remodeling, and interior design firm in Chicago, you will learn how to keep paint off of glass when painting windows.

The truth is, there is no simple solution for this. But there are a couple of things that can make this project a little easier.

First off, you need painter’s tape–an old tried and true solution to protect surfaces from unwanted paints. Just tape it along the edge of the window. This process can be time-consuming.

A second option is to paint casually the trim of the window and use a razor blade to scrape off the paint on the glass. Scraping off dried paint with razor may need a little bit of elbow grease, in which case try to use Vaseline. Simply rub vaseline along the edges of the glass before painting. Then you’d be able to remove the paints with a razor blade or putty knife.

Keeping paint of glass is not as easy as you thought. But there are techniques that can help keep it mess-free and avoid unnecessary waste of effort and time.

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Choosing Paint to Hide Wall Imperfections: Video

Choosing a paint that hides imperfections is always a good choice.

One of the best things that you can do when moving into a new condo, is to choose the best paint type for your interior walls. You have a few options, but there is one that hides wall blemishes better than the rest. You may think that you’re walls won’t get scuffed, but guess what? Life happens. You need to consider what is practical for the long run, and for your lifestyle. With that in mind…

Today, I’m going to be covering what kind of paint to choose when you’re trying to hide wall blemishes. The best paint is always a flat finish, and I know you’re thinking flat. I can’t wash it, I have kids, I have dogs, how am I going to take care of it? They have a great product that is a flat enamel paint, or a flat paint with a ceramic base. The great thing about it, is it’s washable and extremely durable. So, you don’t have to worry about it holding up. Flat paint works best, because it doesn’t pick up the light and draw attention to a blemish, like a semi-gloss or an egg-shell would. So, while you’re at the paint store, be sure to ask for a washable flat finish paint, or a ceramic base, flat finish paint, to get you started on the right foot with your project.


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