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The good brush goes where it should go

At least that's how it feels, even with icky, cake frosting-like latex. I got a fine sash brush, and lining in the trim by eye is a breeze! The brush seems to know where it wants to go....

Not sure I'm ready to surrendur on tape, but masking tape, at least? Never again. In the room I'm priming, blue tape. We'll see how that goes!

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Submitted by DCblogger on

I am glad you can speak that way. When I think of painting, I think of backache.

Submitted by lambert on

... I think of computers!

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Submitted by lambert on

... but I think it's more of a "stripes on the wall" concept.

In an old house, nothing is really true; the idea is to create an illusion of straight lines, so I think that brushwork is probably better.

Plus, it's all such a weird mindset. I'm a Clement Greenberg kind of guy: There's a plane, and there's paint. But now there's layers and layers of paint, and tape, and now a sealent for the tape -- it's still all about surface, but it's a layered serface, that's elastic (latex pulls away...). I think probably the end point of it all is taping the windows and getting an air compressor and a spray gun. That and styrofoam pediments. It's just bizarre.

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Submitted by elixir on

they give a great point and they're disposable. So at $1. a brush I can do a good days work and then pitch the brush. I don't always have great luck washing out brushes and having them keep a point.

I love this job!

Submitted by lambert on

I see the argument, but so far, my excellent brush has washed out just fine. We'll see how it goes. I'm used to the kind of brushes my father had, which lasted for years....

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Submitted by lambert on

C'mon. That can't be true.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

Are made out of hair, so that is entirely possible.

And yes, latex stretches out. When you open your next can of paint, take that semi-dry layer of paint that sticks to the lid, peel it off, and stretch it out. Come back in an hour, it will have shrunk back down to the same size it was.

That's why it's called LATEX, it works just like the gloves.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

I keep it in a bag in the closet.

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